Beacon Health gets $5.4M in federal funds for perinatal health

Beacon Health System

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Beacon Health System announced this week that it has been awarded $5.4 million from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health.

This grant, spread across five years, will be deployed in the community through the launch of a program that aims to improve birth outcomes, promote health equity and eliminate health disparities," said Senior Media Relations Strategist for Beacon, Heidi Prescott.

Beacon says the Michiana Family Journey program will be a coordinated cross-sector collaboration, bringing more than 25 non-profit partners in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties together to work to address the barriers to care and improve health outcomes.

“This is an unprecedented initiative in our community, fostering innovation to significantly improve infant mortality rates and maternal health outcomes,” said Beacon Community Impact Executive Director Kimberly Green Reeves.

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