The mission of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
is to eliminate preventable infant death and illness in North Carolina
The purpose of our Web site is to:
Inform the public about issues that improve women's
health, birth outcomes and the health and
safety of young children
Increase awareness among health and human service
professionals, community leaders and policymakers
of key maternal and child health issues and resources
in order to better assist the families they serve.
This Web site is designed to provide information and resources that promote the health
of children, families and communities. Much of the
information is taken from publications offered by the North
Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and
the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation. The information
provided by this Web site is designed to support, not
replace, the relationship that exists between an individual and their physicians and should not be taken as medical advice.
The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is committed
to providing access to our Web pages for individuals
We have made every attempt
to ensure compliance with accessibility design guidelines
outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If you have any problems accessing
parts of our site, please notify our Website Manager at email@example.com or by calling 919-828-1819.
Editor: Janice A. Freedman, MPH
Authors: Ava Crawford, Lolita Smith-Moore and
The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation believes personal
privacy must be respected and preserved. We do not
collect personal information such as names, addresses,
email addresses, etc. unless you voluntarily
give them to us when they complete a form or survey,
email us, make a donation or place a bulk order for health education
Personally identifiable information is used solely
for the purposes of:
Processing orders and accounting for the distribution
of publicly-funded health education materials
Collecting comments and recommendations about
the web site
Responding to requests
Note: At times, we may not be able to answer specific
eligibility and technical assistance questions.
In those cases, we forward questions to individuals
at the state level who are better able to offer
assistance. In those cases, we do pass along the
original sender's identifying information so that
the sender can get a direct and confidential answer.
Sending gift acknowledgments
The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation keeps a database of agencies and individuals who
bulk order educational materials, as part of our contract
with the state of North Carolina. No other person/entity can access this database. Aggregate (non-identifying) information
from this database is, at times, reported to the divisions
within the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. We use the database information
for statistical analysis, for customer surveys and
to announce new resources.
All personal information will remain
confidential and will never be sold or otherwise shared
or communicated to any commercial entity.
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Support for this site comes from private foundation grants and gifts. In the past, support for this site also came from the State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services through a contract with the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation.
This website does not accept advertising.
Only the text of this site is copyright free and
may be reused.
Please attribute all information used to the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation and the N.C. Department of Health and Human
N.C. Healthy Start Foundation
3725 National Drive, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27612