March of DimesHRSA Disclaimer

Preventing Prematurity: Preconception, Prenatal, and Postpartum Nursing CareHRSA Disclaimer


This overview of nursing care for women of childbearing age from preconception to postpartum related to preventing preterm labor and birth describes areas for future research including physiologic and socio-behavioral mechanisms to prevent preterm labor and birth.

National Center for Children in PovertyHRSA Disclaimer

Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and EducationHRSA Disclaimer


This report on policies and strategies aimed at helping young children who have experienced trauma combines approaches for trauma-informed care that can be implemented by early care and education stakeholders. Recommendations include:

  • Strengthen the early care and education workforce to enable workers to provide trauma-informed care
  • Expand connections with community services
  • Provide children who have experienced trauma with high-quality and stable early care and education

National Research Center on Hispanic Children & FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

Developing Culturally-Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse PopulationsHRSA Disclaimer

Resource Guide

Accessible resources on cultural competency that CBOs can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work in this guide include:

  • Choosing interventions for diverse populations
  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Measurement considerations
  • Workforce needs
  • Budgeting

National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life: A Collaboration to Reduce Preterm BirthHRSA Disclaimer

Issue Brief

An overview of the collaboration between the Anthem FoundationHRSA Disclaimer and the March of DimesHRSA Disclaimer to scale up and implement several programs that encourage and facilitate first-trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low-birthweight babies.

Training and Educational

University of MinnesotaHRSA Disclaimer

National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Intensive CourseHRSA Disclaimer

August 16 to 18, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate, high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. This project is supported by the HRSA MCH Nutrition Training Program.

National Center for Medical Home ImplementationHRSA Disclaimer

Back to Basics: Meaningfully and Effectively Engaging Families in Pediatric Practices and Systems Webinar SeriesHRSA Disclaimer

Pediatric health professionals will be provided with tools, resources, and strategies to strengthen, implement, and measure family and professional partnerships in pediatric settings. The NCFPP and Bright FuturesHRSA Disclaimer created the series of 3 webinars (below).

Beyond Coexistence: Cultivating Successful Family Partnerships in Clinical Practice WebinarHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, May 15, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

Participants will learn about what family engagement is and how to foster meaningful relationships that result in its success. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.

Moving Beyond Cooperation: Engaging Families in Health Care Organizations and Practices WebinarHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Participants will learn to define and describe the characteristics of family engagement and identify strategies and tools to encourage and measure it at the healthcare organization level. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.

Achieving True Partnership: Integrating Family Engagement in Systems of Care WebinarHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, June 20, 2017
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Participants will learn characteristics of family engagement at the systems level identifying strategies and tools that encourage and measure it, including partnerships between Title V programs, state AAP Chapters, and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. This webinar part of the NCMHI Back to Basics series.

American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Introduction to Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition WebinarHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Public health professionals will learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves:

  • Review new health promotion themes and updates to adolescent visit screening recommendations
  • Discuss how to integrate these new components into a practice setting
  • Answer questions about the new edition

The archives (MP4 and PowerPoint file) of the April 19 event for health care professionals is posted on the site. More webinars will be added on the website as they are scheduled.

American Public Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Health for All AdolescentsHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinar

This February 2017 webinar provided a close look at policies and other multi-sectoral factors that affect adolescents worldwide. The latest on the changing policy and economic and environmental issues shaping adolescent health as highlighted in the report, Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and WellbeingHRSA Disclaimer, was also explained. APHA, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child HealthHRSA Disclaimer, the Office of Adolescent HealthHRSA Disclaimer, and The Lancet’s commission on adolescent health and wellbeing presented.

National Center for Cultural CompetenceHRSA Disclaimer

Developing Organizational Policies that Reflect the Values of Cultural & Linguistic CompetenceHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinar

This April 2017 webinar explained the development of organizational policies that encompass how NCCCC respects, responds to, and demonstrates cultural and linguistic competence in its core activities.

Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Neonatal Research NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

May 30, 2017 (Letter of intent)
June 30, 2017 (Application)

Applications from those willing to participate as the Data Coordinating Center under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter research network designed to perform observational and interventional clinical studies, using common protocols, to improve outcomes for neonates are encouraged.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research GrantHRSA Disclaimer

June 16, 2017

This program supports exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

State Vital Statistics Improvement ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

June 23, 2017

This 5-year program will improve the performance of the NVSS by convening state vital statistics programs to aid in establishing measurable standards for data quality and timeliness, train and develop the vital statistics workforce, plan and evaluate performance improvement initiatives, including accreditation of state vital statistics programs. This program addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus area of Public Health Infrastructure.

Food and Nutrition ServiceHRSA Disclaimer

Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

June 26, 2017

The center will provide leadership in advancing food safety research and practices within USDA FNS nutrition assistance programs. It will conduct research and use innovative techniques to disseminate research results to effectively address the food safety needs of Child Nutrition Program stakeholders. The Center will be comprised of an interdisciplinary team that promotes the use of best practices and collaboration among stakeholders.

National Institute of Food and AgricultureHRSA Disclaimer

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge AreaHRSA Disclaimer

June 28, 2017

The focus of this Challenge Area is the societal challenge to end obesity among children while the long-term goal is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents. Applications will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement Grants.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

NIH Director’s Early Independence AwardsHRSA Disclaimer

August 22, 2017 (Letter of intent)
September 2, 2017 (Application)

Exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career should apply.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Promoting NICHD Areas of Research for HIV/AIDS in MCHHRSA Disclaimer

September 7, 2017

Stimulate HIV/AIDS research by addressing scientific areas of primary interest to NICHD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch and the Office of AIDS Research.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

September 8, 2017

A small number of early-stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly-innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research will be supported.