Healthy Futures Program

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.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $477,230.00

Awarded on: 4/19/1990

Time frame: 7/1/1990 - 3/31/1994

Grant Number: 16605


Mississippi State Department of Health

2423 North State Street
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, 39215-1700


Charlotte Smith
Project Director