Networking cafés provide an opportunity for Healthy Start grantees to connect with each other and reflect on a specific topic, practice intentional conversation, and share and hear the expertise among the 101 grantees. Networking cafés are hosted on various topics throughout the year. Previous topics have included client recruitment and retention, staff recruitment and retention, father engagement, social media and content creation, and more. 


In Summer 2022, Westat, the evaluator for the national Healthy Start Evaluation on behalf of HRSA, facilitated three Networking Cafés focused on Community Action Networks (CAN) and father/partner engagement. This handout summarizes the findings from the discussions.