The Healthy Start Initiative, established in 1991 by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides community-based, culturally competent, family-centered, and comprehensive perinatal health services to women, infants, and their families in communities with very high rates of infant mortality.
Use this Healthy Start Toolkit to find current and historic Heatlhy Start materials, links to materials developed by the National Healthy Start Association, and related materials developed by the MCH Library.
Search for Current Materials
Search the MCH Library general collection of over 500 products and final reports of Healthy Start projects from 1995-present.
Current Journal Articles on Healthy Start:
Search for Historic Materials
Search the Historic Healthy Start Collection of over 2,000 descriptions of items developed by Healthy Start sites from 1997-2002.
The Historic Healthy Start Collection:
This collection was compiled by the Healthy Start National Resource Center (HSNRC)*, and includes brochures, bylaws, curricula, marketing materials, policies, and reports, along with other material related to maternal and infant health.
Additional Resources from the MCH Library
* The HSNRC was a special project funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health from 1997 to 2002. Members of the maternal and child health community are welcome to contact the MCH Library for photocopies of most items.