Our Mission

eliminating preventable infant death and illness in North Carolina

The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is a nationally recognized private, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing infant death and illness and to improving the health of women and young children in North Carolina. Through the development of strategic public and private partnerships, award-winning public education programs, and advising on public policy advocacy efforts, the Foundation is a recognized leader in North Carolina’s efforts to reduce infant mortality.

The Foundation serves the public and works with organizations to help ensure that babies in NC live (and thrive) beyond their first birthdays. We design educational resources, training programs & toolkits as well as provide technical assistance so that providers from rural areas to urban populations have equal access to reliable and accurate educational resources and support to help improve the health of women, support new parents and create a safer environment for infants in their local communities.