The Foundation's Healthy Future's program was designed to help Southern states reduce their high rate of infant mortality by systematically improving health care for pregnant women and their infants.This two-year renewal grant under the Healthy Futures Program will enable the grantee to continue efforts to reduce their infant mortality rate to 9.0 per 1000 in 1992 and implement a permanent system of care statewide. Specific plans include: (1) continued development and implementation of statewide perinatal regionalization; (2) development and implementation of a maternal and neonatal transport system; (3) development of a communication network among healthcare providers; and (4) implementation of a district specific media outreach program. The grantee will continue negotiations with the Division of Medicaid to acquire sufficient funding statewide.
Amount Awarded $477,230.00
Awarded on: 4/19/1990
Time frame: 7/1/1990 - 3/31/1994
Grant Number: 16605