Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN)
The purpose of the Minneapolis Healthy Start CAN is to support the Healthy Start program and provide guidance to Healthy Start staff and contracted partners (HCMC Mother Baby Program, MVNA, NorthPoint Health and Wellness, and The Family Partnership).
CAN strategies aim to foster healthy family development, promote parent leadership, and focus on system and policy changes to improve birth outcomes for families in Minneapolis. The CAN will align our work with Mayor Betsy Hodges Cradle to K policy recommendations.
The Community Action Network will use an approach called “collective impact”.
This work requires a commitment of a group of people from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.
Our CAN will focus on cross-sector solutions to reduce the rate of infant mortality and build community-level supports for pregnant and parenting families.
The National Healthy Start Association
The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the United States.
As the membership association for the federal Healthy Start programs, NHSA promotes the development of community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those addressing the issues of infant mortality, low birth weight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.
With over 100 Healthy Start projects situated across the United States, the Association works to expand the capacity of community-based MCH programs and infant mortality preventive health services, thereby ensuring that all families have access to a continuum of affordable quality health care and related services.
This range of care extends beyond the welfare of newborns and includes mothers, fathers, and families, thus affecting the entire community.
National Healthy Start Association - Infant Mortality Awareness
Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment for many families.
Throughout the month of September, we recognize National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, but NHSA promotes the effectiveness of ongoing programs and efforts implemented to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes all year round.
The Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign supports and inspires people from around the nation to take action in support of the Healthy People 2020 goal to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families. Join the National Healthy Start Association and be part of the generation that ensures that every baby has a chance…
To take their first step.
Collective Impact Focus Areas
Collective impact initiatives have five focus areas or conditions that lead to powerful results:
Priority Focus Are
Action Team Updates
National Health Organizations
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Last updated Jan 25, 2017