2023 Healthy Start Regional Meetings

Healthy Start (HS) Regional Meetings provide an opportunity for HS grantees to come together with other grantees in their region over the course of 1.5 days. In addition to connecting with each other and their Project Officers, grantees will attend plenary sessions and participate in skill-building sessions and engagement activities. There will be five Regional Meetings hosted in 2023.

For more information about the Regional Meetings, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have any additional questions beyond what is covered below, please email tascevents@nichq.org.

1.     Will the Regional Meetings be held in-person only or will there be a virtual option?

The plenary sessions during each Regional Meeting will be live streamed for Healthy Start staff members who are unable to attend in person. The skill-building sessions and engagement activities will not be offered virtually.

2.     When and where will my region’s meeting be held?

Below are the dates and cities for each Regional Meeting. The exact venues for each region are TBD. The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) will share additional details in the coming weeks and months.

  • Region 6: Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 7 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Region 4: Monday, April 17 – Tuesday, April 18 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Regions 1, 2 & 3: Monday, April 25 – Tuesday, April 26 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Regions 7, 8, 9 & 10: Monday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 2 in Denver, Colorado
  • Region 5: Monday, May 22 – Tuesday, May 23 in Chicago, Illinois

3.     How do I know which region my project is in/which Regional Meeting my project should attend?

Please see below for a list of the HS projects in each region and their respective meeting locations and dates.

4.     Who is invited to attend the Regional Meetings?

Per your Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), each Project Director (PD) is required to attend their respective Regional Meeting. If a Project Director is unable to attend, they must contact their Project Officer to discuss which staff member will attend in their absence.  In addition to the PD, each HS site may select up to two (2) other staff members to attend, such as an evaluator, CAN coordinator, fatherhood coordinator, project manager/coordinator, etc. The TASC will be disseminating a survey in the coming weeks asking each project to confirm which staff members they plan to send to their Regional Meeting.

5.     Who will cover the cost of Regional Meeting related travel, hotels, meals, etc.?

Each HS Project is responsible for covering the cost of their staff members’ travel, hotel rooms, meals, etc. If you have any questions about this, please contact your Project Officer.

6.     What content will be covered at my project’s respective Regional Meeting?

The agenda for each Regional Meeting will include content relevant to all HS projects, as well as content tailored to each region’s specific needs. All PDs are strongly encouraged to attend the planning meeting for their region in January, where they will learn more about the agenda and be invited to provide input. Finalized agendas will be shared with attendees in advance of each Regional Meeting.

7.     Where should I direct my questions about the Regional Meetings?

The TASC is coordinating the Regional Meetings on behalf of DHSPS. Any questions about the Regional Meetings can be directed to tascevents@nichq.org.


Regions 1, 2, 3: Meeting in Boston, MA from 4/25-4/26
1.     The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Inc. (New Haven)
2.     Connecticut Department of Public Health (Hartford)
3.     Boston Public Health Commission (Boston)
4.     Children’s Futures, Inc. (Trenton)
5.     Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. (Newark)
6.     Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Inc. (Pennsauken)
7.     Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. (Bronx)
8.     Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc. (Staten Island)
9.     County of Onondaga (Syracuse)
10.  Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (New York)
11.  Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Inc. (New York)
12.  Public Health Solutions (New York)
13.  Government of the District of Columbia (Washington)
14.  Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. (Baltimore)
15.  Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Philadelphia)
16.  City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
17.  The Foundation for Delaware County (Media)
18.  Hamilton Health Center, Inc. (Harrisburg)
19.  Healthy Start, Inc. (Pittsburgh)
20.  Maternity Care Coalition, Inc. (Philadelphia)
21.  Virginia Department of Health (Richmond)
22.  Urban STRATEGIES (provides services in Puerto Rico; is headquartered in Arlington)
23.  West Virginia University Research Corporation (Morgantown)
Region 4: Meeting in Atlanta, GA from 4/17-4/18
1.   Birmingham Healthy Start Plus, Inc. (Birmingham)
2.     Gift of Life Foundation (Montgomery)
3.     The Center for Health Equity, Inc. (Quincy)
4.     Florida Department of Health (Orlando)
5.     Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Inc. (St. Petersburg)
6.     Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. (Jacksonville)
7.     REACH UP, Inc. (Tampa)
8.     University of Miami (Coral Gables)
9.     The Center for Black Women’s Wellness Inc. (Atlanta)
10.  Cobb County Board of Health (Marietta)
11.  The Corporation of Mercer University (Macon)
12.  County of Clayton (College Park)
13.  County of Laurens (Dublin)
14.  Georgia Department of Public Health (Atlanta)
15.  Louisville-Jefferson County Metro (Louisville)
16.  Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association, Inc. (Jackson)
17.  Delta Health Alliance, Inc. (Stoneville)
18.  Tougaloo College (Tougaloo)
19.  North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (Raleigh)
20.  Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency (Greensboro)
21.  University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke)
22.  Palmetto Health (Columbia)
23.  Pee Dee Healthy Start, Inc. (Florence)
24.  South Carolina Office of Rural Health (Lexington)
25.  Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc. (Nashville)
26.  Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (Nashville)
Region 5: Meeting in Chicago, IL from 5/22-5/23
1.     Access Community Health Network (Chicago)
2.     County of Cook (Chicago)
3.     SGA Youth & Family Services NFP (Chicago)
4.     Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation, Inc. (Sauget)
5.     University of Illinois (Chicago)
6.     Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation, Inc. (Fort Wayne)
7.     Union Hospital, Inc. (Terre Haute)
8.     Centerstone of Indiana, Inc. (Columbus)
9.     The Health & Hospital Corp of Marion County (Indianapolis)
10.  Indiana Rural Health Association (Linton)
11.  County of Genesee (Flint)
12.  County of Ingham (Lansing)
13.  County of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo)
14.  Institute for Population Health, Inc. (Detroit)
15.  Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. (Sault Sainte Marie)
16.  Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids)
17.  Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)
18.  City of Cleveland (Cleveland)
19.  City of Columbus (Columbus)
20.  County of Lucas (Toledo)
21.  Five Rivers Health Centers (Dayton)
22.  Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Region 6: Meeting in San Antonio, TX from 3/6-3/7
1.     University of Arkansas System (Little Rock)
2.     City of New Orleans (New Orleans)
3.     Crescent City WIC Services, Inc. (Gretna)
4.     Family Roads (Baton Rouge)
5.     Family Tree Information Education & Counseling Center (Lafayette)
6.     Ben Archer Health Center, Inc. (Hatch)
7.     Community Health Centers, Inc. (Oklahoma City)
8.     Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa (Tulsa)
9.     County of Tulsa (Tulsa)
10.  Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. (Hugo)
11.  BCFS Health and Human Services (San Antonio)
12.  City of San Antonio (San Antonio)
13.  Dallas County Hospital District (Dallas)
14.  University of Houston System (Houston)
15.  University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (Fort Worth)
Regions 7, 8, 9, 10: Meeting in Denver, CO from 5/1-5/2
1.     Visiting Nurse Services (Des Moines)
2.     County of Sedgwick (Wichita)
3.     Maternal and Child Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City)
4.     Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc. (Sikeston)
5.     Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (Omaha)
6.     Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (Denver)
7.     Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (Rapid City)
8.     County of Maricopa (Phoenix)
9.     County of Alameda (Oakland)
10.  County of Fresno (Fresno)
11.  County of Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
12.  Project Concern International (San Diego)
13.  SHIELDS for Families (Los Angeles)
14.  County of Multnomah (Portland)
15.  Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Inc. (Medford)

Previous Regional Meetings

2018 Regional Meetings

2018 Regional Meeting Agendas

2018 Regional Meeting Objectives

  • Build skills in sustainability, leadership, quality improvement, or recruitment and retention
  • Connect and network with peers and federal project officers to exchange best practices and share lessons learned
  • Develop an action plan for sharing the key takeaways from the meeting with partners and staff “at home”

2018 Meeting Materials


2017 Regional Meetings


2016 Regional Meetings

2016 Regional Meeting Agendas


2015 Regional Meetings