Wednesday, February 8, 2012

HHS launches Strong Start initiative to increase healthy deliveries and reduce preterm births

To help reduce the increasing number of preterm births in America and
ensure more babies are born healthy, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
announced more than $40 million in grants to test ways to reverse that
trend, as well as a public campaign to reduce early elective deliveries.

Read more at and learn more about the StrongStart initiative
at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

1 comment:

  1. African-American women in Utah have the highest rate of pre-term births & babies with low birth weight, so Project Fresh Start also shares the same goal as the HHS to reduce pre-term births. Thanks for providing this information on the Strong Start Initiative. We joined their Partnership & are always looking for opportunities to partner with the community to reduce infant mortality & improve the health of women & infants in the state of Utah. Please feel free to contact me at for more information on our program.