Collecting Data at the Speed of Life for HRSA

Healthy Start Monitoring and Evaluation Data

The Problem The MCHB Healthy Start Program is on the front line of improving health outcomes for women and children enrolled in 101 grantee programs throughout the U.S., targeting issues including infant mortality, preterm births, and low birth weight. To assess the quality and effectiveness of the Healthy Start Program more comprehensively, MCHB required monthly client-level data that would reveal information about the needs and characteristics of its funded population on an individual level.

Our Solution We built a role-based database application that enabled grantees to submit client-level data (socioeconomic and demographic; health, mental health, and social services outcomes). In order to meet the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) aggressive delivery deadline, we worked rapidly to gather requirements from stakeholders, and developed highly customized and targeted technical assistance for grantees. With intensive stakeholder involvement, DSFederal was able to build an entirely new system, from start to delivery, in 90 days, achieving 100% customer satisfaction.

The Results The system and collected data allow HRSA program officers and leadership to analyze real-time client-level data for the first time ever—ultimately helping to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities for more than 80,000 mothers and children.

Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:


CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI



VA-T4 8(a)


2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE


Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System