The Healthy Start program at UNC Pembroke has been awarded a five-year, $5.4 million grant.

Since 1999, Healthy Start has been using federal funds to decrease infant mortality and improve birth and family health outcomes in Robeson County.

“We are thrilled. We are so excited to be able to continue the work we started in this community in the last grant cycle and really grow it going forward,” said Erica Little, program director.

Healthy Start CORPS is a case management and community intervention program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

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Orignally published April 2, 2019.