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Healthy Start Goals

The infant mortality rate in Robeson County is typically almost double the North Carolina state rate.  The rate for Robeson County in 2014 was 14.7, while the state rate was 7.1.  Healthy Start works towards reducing the rate in Robeson County by focusing on the benchmarks listed below.

 

Healthy Start Benchmarks -   January 2017

Increase the proportion of Healthy Start women participants who receive a postpartum visit to 80%.

Increase the proportion of Healthy Start women participants who have a documented reproductive life plan to 90%

Increase proportion of Healthy Start women and child participants who have a usual source of medical care 80%.

Increase proportion of Healthy Start women participants that receive a well-woman visit to 80%.

Reduce the proportion of Healthy Start women participants who conceive within 18 months of a previous birth to 30%.

 Increase proportion of Healthy Start child participants whose parent/caregiver reports they were ever breastfed or pumped breast milk to feed their baby to 82%

 Increase proportion of Healthy Start women participants who engage in safe sleep practices to 80%.

 Increase the proportion of pregnant Healthy Start participants that abstain from cigarette smoking to 90%.

 Increase proportion of Healthy Start child participants whose parent/caregiver reports they were breastfed or fed breast milk at 6 months to 61%.

 Increase proportion of Healthy Start child participants who receive the last age-appropriate recommended well child visit based on AAP schedule to 90%.

Increase proportion of Healthy Start women participants that demonstrate father and/or partner involvement (e.g., attend appointments, classes, infant/child care) with their child participant to 80%.

Increase the proportion of HS grantees that demonstrate father and/or partner involvement (e.g., attend appointments, classes, infant/child care) during pregnancy to 90%

Increase proportion of Healthy Start women participants who receive intimate partner violence (IPV) screening to 100%.

Increase proportion of HS participants who receive perinatal depression screening and referral to 100%.

Increase the proportion of Healthy Start child participants aged <24 months who are read to by a parent or family member 3 or more times per week to 50%.

Increase the proportion of HS grantees with a fully implemented Community Action Network (CAN) to 100%.

Increase the proportion of Healthy Start grantees with at least 25% community members and Healthy Start program participants serving as members of their CAN to 100%.

 Increase the proportion of Level 3 HS grantees that have a fully implemented CoIIN process to 90%.

 Increase the proportion of HS grantees who establish a quality improvement and performance monitoring process to 100%.

 

Thus far, Healthy Start has played a role in decreasing the Infant Mortality in the county.  The new rates were released in October 2016, and the Robeson County rate for 2015 decreased to 9.  The North Carolina rate remained steady at 7.3.