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Ask the Expert: Zika Virus: What Healthy Start Grantees Need to Know

June 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In February 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Healthy Start grantees can take action by connecting with, and supporting, their state or local health department’s Zika prevention activities and staying educated on the latest information about the virus. This webinar will provide an overview of Zika and prevention, specifically focused on pregnant women. It will also highlight how HRSA/MCHB is responding, and provide an opportunity for discussion related to Healthy Start’s involvement in the effort to educate communities and prevent the spread of the virus.


1. Have a fundamental understanding of the health risks the Zika virus presents to pregnant women and their unborn babies, and measures to prevent infection.
2. Discuss two actions Healthy Start programs can take to assist in the prevention of Zika virus disease.
3. Identify sources for additional information about Zika.
4. Share resources that Healthy Start grantees may use to educate themselves and program participants about Zika.

Webinar Materials:

Health Literacy
Prenatal Care and Education

Improve Women's Health

Well Woman Visits


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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 UF5MC26845 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project for grant amount $2,448,382. 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.

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