The News Monitor

Healthy Start Prenatal Care Programs Gets $50M Boost

Prenatal care initiatives just got a multi-million-dollar boost from Congress. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna E. Shalala announced earlier this week that Healthy Start grants totaling $50 million would be earmarked for 40 new communities with high infant mortality rates. These new grants bring the total number of Healthy Start communities jump to 60.