Last year, for the first time in Healthy Start history, funding was made available to grantees to explicitly address the upstream, social and structural barriers that create disparities and inequities. Twenty-one Healthy Start grantees embraced this challenging task and worked with their communities over six months to create community-based, community-driven action plans.
To culminate this process, the Healthy Start TASC is thrilled to be organizing a 2022 Infant Health Equity (IHE) Action Plan Grantee Showcase Event. The goals of this Showcase Event are to:
- Celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the 21 HS grantees who took on this challenging task and created community-based and community-driven Infant Health Equity Action Plans.
- Highlight the resulting community action plans and provide grantees with a platform to share their accomplishments with the broader HS community.
- Foster cross-project sharing and innovation by providing a place for HS grantees to engage with each other and share lessons learned and recommendations.
- Share the technical assistance and capacity building resources created through this process with all HS grantees and the broader community.
The Showcase Event will consist of two sessions on Tuesday, May 31 and Monday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. ET. Attendance at the Showcase Event is strongly recommended for the grantees that received the IHE supplement. The Showcase Event will be open to all HS grantees, as well as DHSPS staff and the IHE Action Plan review team, and will be hosted on the Whova platform. Click here to register for the Grantee Showcase Event.