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 (e.g., preconception /interception, postpartum, prenatal, and parenting). It is a standardized approach to assessing and addressing participant and community needs and assuring those needs are met.
The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.