Georgetown University National Center of Cultural CompetenceHRSA Disclaimer

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment UpdateHRSA Disclaimer

Self-Assessment Tool

A new and improved version of the NCCC online cultural and linguistic competence self-assessment feature for health practitioners is now available. The CLCHPA is a validated measure of cultural and linguistic competence for health care practitioners. It enables those seeking a self-assessment measure of cultural and linguistic competence to identify areas for improvement, and it allows for the development of learning plans to incorporate cultural and linguistic competence in their practices.

National Center for Medical Home ImplementationHRSA Disclaimer

Medicaid Managed Care: Challenges and Opportunities for Pediatric Medical Home Implementation and CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

Fact Sheet

The NCMHI, in collaboration with the NASHPHRSA Disclaimer, created a fact sheet that discusses challenges and opportunities to provision of care for CYSHCN enrolled in Medicaid managed care. The fact sheet identifies states that leverage Medicaid managed care to advance the pediatric medical home model through payment incentives, technical assistance, and care coordination services.

Training and Educational Webinars

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DataSpeak—Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: Updates on Federal and State InitiativesHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

This webinar will present an overview of maternal health and mortality data with a focus on how this data is collected and defined, different measurement methods, and how federal and state stakeholders are working to improve maternal health. Presentations will include:

  • William Callaghan, MD, MPH, Chief of Maternal and Infant Health in the Division of Reproductive Health at the CDC
  • Elliott Main, MD, Medical Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
  • Kimberly Sherman, MPH, Maternal and Women’s Health Lead for the Division of Healthy Start & Perinatal Services at MCHB

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Maintaining Momentum and Building on Strategies to Prevent StillbirthsHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, December 9, 2016
9:30am to 11:00am ET

Join the APHA to review the progress that has been made on ending preventable stillbirth deaths, highlight strategies for faster progress, and discuss ways to provide better care to women and families following stillbirths. In January 2016, The Lancet launched a special series on stillbirths exposing the neglected issue of 2.6 million yearly stillbirths worldwide. Stillbirth prevention and care must be part of existing and new reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health efforts to garner greater traction in ending preventable stillbirths.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Public Health Law: A Tool to Address Emerging Health ConcernsHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
1:00pm ET

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds celebrates the 15th anniversary of the CDC Public Health Law Program. Public health law involves evaluating laws, even those not traditionally seen as health-related, and exploring their impact on individuals and communities to inform future lawmaking. Speakers will provide an overview of public health law, describe how it is an essential component of contemporary public health practice, and discuss the emergence of modern concepts of public health law, including legal epidemiology.

Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Medicaid Expansion and Access to Healthcare: Learning from LouisianaHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
2:30pm to 4:00pm ET

In March, the 2016 Health Summit: Creating an Agenda for a Healthy Louisiana was convened. During the summit, the hosts gathered input on topics deemed important for continued discussion. This will cover the findings and explore these pertinent issues more deeply. Primarily, it will cover the topics of Medicaid expansion and access to health care in Louisiana, discussing the progress, changes, successes, and challenges.

Funding Opportunities

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Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

January 11, 2017

This announcement from HRSA solicits applications for the dissemination and scale-up of the most effective practices and interventions identified under the HV CoIIN and to research the development of specific tools and resources to advance quality improvement practices within the MIECHV program.

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Home Visiting Research and Development PlatformHRSA Disclaimer

January 11, 2017

This announcement from HRSA solicits applications for the Home Visiting Research and Development R and D Platform. The purpose of this competition is to support a transdisciplinary research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building for innovative home visiting research. The research network will produce meaningful impacts that will significantly extend the evidence-base of home visiting through research.

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Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry and HygieneHRSA Disclaimer

January 30, 2017

The goal of this announcement from HRSA is to enhance clinical pediatric predoctoral dental and dental hygiene training focusing on children, aged 0 to 5, to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural pediatric populations.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Coordinating Center for Research to Promote the Health of Children with Birth Defects and People with Disabilities

February 6, 2017

This FOA forecast from the CDC is for a cooperative agreement award is to develop a central NCBDDD Coordinating Center to actively outreach and establish innovative partnerships with academic and other researchers to expand upon the scientific knowledge to promote the health and well-being of babies, children, and adults by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects; help children reach their potential by understanding developmental disabilities; reduce complications of blood disorders; and improve the health of people living with disabilities. Email Natalie Darling at for information.

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Health Care Delivery System Innovations for Children with Medical ComplexityHRSA Disclaimer

February 27, 2017

This announcement from HRSA solicits applications for the 2017 cooperative agreement. The purpose of this initiative is to develop and implement innovative care and payment models for such children and youth using a CoIIN approach.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent PatientsHRSA Disclaimer

February 7, 2017

In this FOA, the CDC will support a factorial design RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of AFIX and remote P2P vaccine-provider engagement strategies to increase adolescent HPV vaccination rates and monitor the impact of immunization service delivery of other adolescent vaccines by vaccine providers serving the VFC program in one or more state, local, and territorial public health jurisdictions.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Child Health Research Career Development Award ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

February 28, 2017 (Letter of Intent)
March 31, 2017 (Application)

This FOA from the NIH invites applications for institutional research career development programs from applicant organizations that propose to support a program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty investigators who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in a subspecialty area of pediatrics and are committed to launching an independent research career. The program provides supervised research training to assist the transition into productive physician scientists.