Earlier this year, the HS TASC launched its third CIGNAL Project focused on Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in Rural Communities. CIGNAL for MCH in Rural Communities aims to enhance and strengthen the capacity of Healthy Start grantees to identify and execute strategies to improve MCH services in rural communities.
On March 23, 2022, TASC hosted a two-hour expert meeting with 7 subject matter experts in the area of maternal and child health in rural communities to identify and explore potential change ideas.
As a next step, TASC hosted a two-hour CIGNAL: Change Ideas to Grow, Nurture, and Lift for MCH in Rural Communities webinar for all grantees on Tuesday, April 26. The webinar discussed the key issues and strategies around MCH in rural communities; highlighted stories from Healthy Start grantees doing work in rural communities; and provided participants with resources and tools for testing these strategies in their own communities.