Healthy Start is a community-based program that applies an outcomes-oriented service system approach to achieve program goals of reduced infant mortality and disparities, and improved maternal health outcomes. The Healthy Start EPIC Framework is a continuous quality improvement framework that guides the implementation of the Healthy Start Program across the four perinatal periods (preconception/interconception, postpartum, prenatal, and parenting). It is a standardized approach to assessing and addressing participant and community needs and ensuring those needs are met.


E - Evaluate the community and client needs. P - Partner for collective impact. I - Implement evidence-based practice. C - Consider the participant's context. Pre - Inter- Conception Prenatal Postpartum Parenting