Information Resources

Affordable Care Act & Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Fact Sheets

These 4 four fact sheets describe provisions of the ACA which benefit CYSHCN. Families will find easy-to-understand information related to:

  • Concurrent Care for Children
  • Habilitative Services
  • Health Home Programs and Coordinated Care
  • Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage for Children with Disabilities
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Training and Educational Resources

DataSpeak: Built Environment Effects on MCH

Archived Webinar

The HRSA’s MCHB is pleased to announce that the archive of DataSpeak: "Effects of the Built Environment on MCH" is now available.  This webinar explored current research into how the built environment can influence reproductive health, child development, and mental health outcomes. Gary Evans of the College of Human Ecology at Cornell and Lynne Messer of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at PSU presented.

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Access to Health Services Webinar

Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Access to and utilization of quality health care can greatly affect a person’s health. Learn how one organization is improving access to health services in its community. Hear about resources available to help address this issue in your own community. This webinar is part of the Healthy People 2020 Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? series. 

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Financial Models for Improving Population Health Webinar

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Gain insights and wisdom about models and visions for population health from experts. Jim Hester was the Acting Director of the Population Health Models Group at the Innovation Center in CMS and has been active in health reform and population health for almost 40 years.  Mary Pittman is PHI’s President, CEO and a leader in improving community health and addressing health iniquities. She’s a leading force behind PHI’s Population Health Innovation Lab. This is the 2nd in PHI’s “Conversations with Luminaries” series.

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Transition in Lifelong Congenital Genitourinary Condition Care

February 2, 2015
Bethesda, MD

This The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases meeting will bring together patients, caregivers, social workers, behavioral, nursing and medical experts who provide care for adolescents and young adults with genitourinary system chronic conditions. The meeting will encompass a day of breakout groups with the goal of defining the research needs leading to improved quality of health across the lifespan.

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APHA 2015 Call for Abstracts

October 31 to November 4, 2015
Chicago, IL

The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts (due February 9, 2015) for the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition: Health in All Policies. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.

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Funding Opportunities

HRSA – Children’s Safety Network

March 2, 2015

The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children and youth by 100,000 over the next 3 years by increasing the adoption of effective child safety interventions at the national, state and local levels.

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HRSA – MCH Epidemiology Doctoral Training

March 2, 2015

The purpose of the Program is to advance the MCHB’s mission to train the future MCH workforce and promote advancements in applied MCH research.  It is designed to support the MCH doctoral student research in the applied epidemiology field.  It will enhance epidemiologic capacity for assessment, planning, and, the delivery of health services to the MCH population.

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HRSA – MCH Pregnancy-Related Care Research Network

March 2, 2015

The PRCRN conducts research on issues affecting pregnancy-related and maternal health across the lifespan, examines the practice patterns and educational needs of obstetricians and gynecologists to improve MCH care quality, and facilitates research-to-practice by educating providers and influencing the standard of care. 

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HRSA – MCH Pediatric Research Network

March 2, 2015

The MCH Pediatric Research Network Program will support a network that will improve children’s health by:

  • Conducting collaborative practice-based research
  • Developing evidence-based guidelines
  • Disseminating and accelerating the translation of research to practice

The network will also enable the study of racial/ethnic and rural/urban health disparities among children. The Program will identify effective approaches to promoting children’s health in primary care settings.

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CDC – Birth Defect Data

January 23, 2015

This program will support:

  1. Implementation, enhancement, and evaluation of surveillance systems
  2. Programs to prevent birth defects
  3. Development and implementation or expansion of activities to improve health service and early intervention program access
  4. Evaluation of referral activities
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HRSA – Postdoctoral Dentistry Training

February 4, 2015

The purpose of this program is to improve access to, and the delivery of, oral health care services for all individuals. The goal is to prepare postdoctoral dentists to practice in and lead innovative models of oral health care delivery to underserved and vulnerable groups.  Applicants are required to develop or enhance delivery systems that serve as training sites.

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NICHM Foundation – Health Care Digital Media Award

February 18, 2015

The Health Care Digital Media Award is a $10,000 prize will be awarded to the blog that best shows:

  • Clarity, logic of analysis, and new insights in health care
  • Use of credible evidence to substantiate ideas
  • Effective use of digital media to present information in new ways
  • Influence by sparking policy change, informing the public, and/or stimulating conversation
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CDC – Substance Use Among Pregnant Women

February 24, 2015
Letter of intent due January 23, 2015

The purpose of this study is to compare and validate substance use screening tools for pregnant women in the U.S. Such tools are to be used by providers caring for pregnant women to identify substance use during pregnancy with a focus on illicit and prescription drugs and to inform the clinical management for substance-using pregnant women.

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CDC – Risk Factors for Spina Bifida Research

February 24, 2015
Letter of intent due January 23, 2015

This cooperative agreement will investigate potentially-modifiable risk factors for spina bifida in the presence of adequate folate. This includes novel risk factors, factors that may alter the impact of established risk factors, and replication of previously-observed associations from population-based epidemiological studies.

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CDC – Perinatal Depression Treatment Evaluation

February 25, 2015
Letter of intent due January 26, 2015

The purpose of the evaluation will:

  • Determine the effectiveness of a stepped care approach to reducing depression and increasing treatment among pregnant and postpartum women
  • Determine the feasibility of implementing a this approach in clinics
  • Develop recommendations for implementation

Results may inform national guidelines.

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CDC – Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Young Males

March 3, 2015
Letter of intent due February 2, 2015

The purpose of this research opportunity is to evaluate interventions designed for young men to reduce risk of fathering a pregnancy that can be implemented in target settings. Up to 3 projects will be funded under either Component A or B, based on the intervention readiness.

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APF – Visionary Grants

April 1, 2015

The APF Visionary Grants support projects that use psychology to solve problems in:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice
  • Understanding and preventing violence
  • Addressing long-term psychological needs in the aftermath of disaster
  • Grants for 1 year are available for up to $20,000.
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