The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to announce that the applications for the two Fall 2023 Healthy Start cohorts – an Evaluation Cohort and a Sustainability Cohort – are now open.
Please only complete an application if you are prepared to commit to the following:
- Participate in the cohort from November 2023 through February 2024
- Join a minimum of three of the four scheduled 90-minute cohort meetings
- Complete up to three hours of homework per month
Below are descriptions of the two Fall 2023 cohorts. If you are interested in participating in one of these cohorts, please complete your application by COB Friday, October 6.
Fall 2023 Healthy Start Evaluation Cohort
The goal of the Evaluation Cohort is to convene HS grantees – who are prepared to and interested in enhancing and strengthening their evaluation work – to create shared best practices for designing and executing data collection and evaluation processes. The Evaluation Cohort will run from November 2023 through February 2024, meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings will be held from 1-2:30 pm ET (12-1:30 pm CT/10-11:30 am PT) on 11/8, 12/13, 1/10 and 2/14. To access the application, please click here.
Fall 2023 Healthy Start Sustainability Cohort
The goal of the Sustainability Cohort is to convene HS grantees – who are prepared to and interested in enhancing and strengthening their sustainability efforts – to create shared best practices for designing, embedding, and implementing sustainability efforts within their programs. The Sustainability Cohort will run from November 2023 through February 2024, meeting on the second Monday of each month. Meetings will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. ET (12-1:30 p.m. CT/10-11:30 a.m. PT) on 11/6, 12/11, 1/8, and 2/12. To access the application, please click here.
Again, the deadline to complete these applications is COB Friday, October 6. If you have any questions about the cohorts or application, please email [email protected].
Since Year 1 of this grant cycle, the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) has hosted several Healthy Start (HS) cohorts each year. HS Cohort provide a space and place for 20-25 HS grantees to come together to:
- Learn about what others are doing around a specific topic (e.g., Evaluation, Breastfeeding, CAN)
- Engage and collaborate with one another
- Document promising practices
- Co-create tools and resources for the broader HS community
- Connect with other HS staff across the country
- Lift up and spread successful practices
- Brainstorm solutions for common challenges
The HS participants of each cohort worked together to select specific objectives to guide their work and created artifacts based on their discussion in the meetings and through homework assignments.
Spring 2022 Cohorts
The spring 2022 cohorts focused on four topics: Community Action Network (CAN), Evaluation, Fatherhood, and Recruitment and Retention.
Fall 2022 Cohorts
The fall 2022 cohorts focused on two topics: Breastfeeding and Community Engagement.
Spring 2023 Cohorts
The spring 2023 cohorts focused on two topics: Fatherhood and Fourth Trimester.