The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to announce that the applications for the four 2022 Healthy Start cohorts are now open. Healthy Start cohorts provide space and place for HS grantees to come together to learn about what others are doing, document promising practices, and co-create tools and resources for the broader community. If you are interested in participating in one of the Healthy Start cohorts below, please complete your application by COB Wednesday, December 15.

The Healthy Start Cohorts provide space and place for HS grantees to come together to learn about what other grantees are doing and co-create tools and resources for the broader HS community. Cohorts provide small groups of HS staff (20-25) with opportunities to connect with other HS staff across the country, lift up and spread successful practices, and brainstorm solutions for common challenges.

Each cohort will be connected to a specific topic associated with the four HS approaches and 19 HS benchmarks (e.g., breastfeeding, fatherhood, CAN, evaluation) and will focus on specific objectives and deliverables within that topic (see proposed objectives and deliverables below). Cohorts will be led by HS grantee staff co-chairs and supported by the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) staff over a period of approximately 3-4 months.

 

Healthy Start CAN Cohort

The goal of the CAN Cohort is to convene HS grantees – who are prepared to and interested in enhancing and strengthening their HS CAN work – to create best practices for establishing and maintaining a high-functioning HS CAN. The CAN Cohort is currently underway. Please keep an eye on the TASC monthly newsletter and weekly email updates for announcements of future cohort opportunities.

 

Healthy Start Evaluation Cohort

The goal of the Evaluation Cohort is to convene Healthy Start 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. Healthy Start staff collecting and/or evaluating data are encouraged to apply. The Evaluation Cohort is currently underway. Please keep an eye on the TASC monthly newsletter and weekly email updates for announcements of future cohort opportunities.

 

Healthy Start Fatherhood Cohort

The goal of the Fatherhood Cohort is to convene Healthy Start grantees – who are prepared to and interested in enhancing and strengthening their fatherhood work – to create shared best practices for involving, connecting and engaging fathers along the MCH continuum and achieving the goal of enrolling 100 fathers in the HS program. The Fatherhood Cohort is currently underway. Please keep an eye on the TASC monthly newsletter and weekly email updates for announcements of future cohort opportunities.

 

Healthy Start Recruitment and Retention Cohort

The goal of the Recruitment and Retention Cohort is to convene Healthy Start grantees – who are prepared to and interested in increasing their recruitment and retention – to create shared best practices for connecting and engaging with prospective and current HS participants and achieving the goal of participants served in the HS program. The Recruitment & Retention Cohort is currently underway. Please keep an eye on the TASC monthly newsletter and weekly email updates for announcements of future cohort opportunities.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].