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Healthy Start Portal

Use this Healthy Start Portal to find current and historic Healthy Start materials, links to materials developed by the National Healthy Start Association, and related materials developed by the MCH Digital Library.

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.

Search for Current Materials

Search the MCH Digital Library collection of over 500 products and final reports of Healthy Start projects from 1995-2015.

Current Search

Current Journal Articles on Healthy Start

Find Healthy Start articles with an automated PubMed search, (searches 21 million biomedical citations from MEDLINE, journals, and online books).

Materials from the Field

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Additional Resources from the MCH Digital 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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.