HRSA Funding Opportunities

Leadership in Family and Professional Partnerships

February 12, 2019

The purpose of LFPP is to increase the engagement of families with CYSHCN at all levels of health care. The LFPP recipient will be a national resource on family engagement for state and local organizations, such as F2F HICs and Title V programs, as well as families. The LFPP will provide training, technical assistance, and best practices with the field as they work to implement family engagement strategies and serve diverse, medically underserved CYSHCN and their families.

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MCH Measurement Research Network

February 15, 2019

The purpose of MRN is to coordinate a national platform to recruit, convene, and actively engage researchers and family members to identify and fill gaps in existing MCH measures. This national MRN is an interdisciplinary research network focused on supporting, optimizing, and centralizing MCH-related health measurement research. The cooperative agreement will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site, collaborative network that will lead, promote, and coordinate national research activities to highlight and advance health measurement research, and where appropriate, build on existing work in the field.

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Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

March 8, 2019

The purpose of PECARN is to establish and maintain a multi-institutional research network that conducts high-quality, rigorous studies using pooled samples of pediatric patients to determine optimal pediatric emergency care.

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Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

March 11, 2019

The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. State or regional networks of pediatric mental health care teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers to diagnose, treat and refer children with behavioral health conditions. Permitted telehealth modalities between providers include but not limited to: real-time video, telephonic communications, store and forward of images, and mobile health applications.

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Transforming Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy

April 11, 2019

The purpose of this program is to increase access to coordinated, quality health care in a patient/family-centered medical home for CYE residing in rural and/or medically-underserved areas. This will be accomplished by supporting QI networks to address:

  1. Increasing access to specialists through telehealth and telemedicine strategies;
  2. Increasing family engagement at various levels across the health care system;
  3. Improving the transition from pediatric to adult health care; and
  4. Increasing communication, collaboration, and co-management between primary care providers and epilepsy specialty providers.

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Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program

April 11, 2019

The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the link between system readiness improvements within hospital and prehospital emergency medical systems and improved clinical care and health outcomes among pediatric patients.

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Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy

April 22, 2019

The purpose of this program is to support those working to improve access to coordinated, comprehensive, quality care for CYE in medically-underserved and/or rural areas.  The project will support recipients of funding under the Transforming Health Care for CYE program and provide national leadership and resources on practices, policies, and tools to improve the care of CYE.

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Networks for Oral Health Integration within the MCH Safety Net

April 29, 2019

The purpose of this program is to improve access to and delivery of comprehensive, quality oral health care for children by testing and establishing models of care utilizing:

  1. Enhanced integration of oral health care within MCH safety net services;
  2. Increased knowledge and skills among health care providers for delivering optimal dental services; and
  3. Increased knowledge and awareness of preventive oral health practices among parents/caregivers to increase adoption of these behaviors including use of needed dental services.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Phase 1 Winners Announced for Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge

HRSA’s MCHB has selected 10 Phase 1 winners for the Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Challenge. Each Phase 1 winner was awarded a share of $100,000 and will move on to Phase 2 to develop their prototype and begin small-scale testing through July 2019. The winning innovations are technology-based solutions designed to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically-isolated areas.

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Division of MCH Workforce Development

MCH Timeline Updated

Online Resource

The timeline that traces the history of MCH in the United States has been updated. It can be used as an orientation tool for those new to the MCH profession, MCHB grantees, and MCH trainees and students. It has been designed as a rich resource and source of inspiration.

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Division of MCH Workforce Development

Welcome to the 2019 TAG Ambassadors

Project Update

The 2019 TAG Ambassadors includes current and former MCH trainees: Marissa Black, Breanna Chachere, Emily Denight Kelly, Sandhyaa Iyengar, Seun Kutse, Bella Mazzetti, Sabrin Rizk, Lauren Schwerzler, Suzanne Stern-Brant, and Catherine Yount. The 2019 TAG is focused on further engaging trainees from all MCH Training Programs, including through the newly-created Connection and Engagement Leader role. Visit the TAG web page to learn more about the 2019 TAG Ambassadors and the TAG overall.

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National MCH Workforce Development Center, AMCHP, MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Needs Assessment Toolkit for State Title V ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Online Tool

The 5-year needs assessment process allows state Title V programs to begin to understand the complexity of the challenges associated with the MCH system, begin to identify needs, and select priority areas of focus. To build upon the needs assessment process, the toolkit  was created to help states use resources to dig deeper into the complex system surrounding the health of the MCH population. Using the practical Ready-Set-Go model, it:

  • Introduces tools likely to be helpful in needs assessment.
  • Aligns the tools with the specific steps of the needs assessment process.
  • Provides guidance on how to use the tools for the needs assessment process.

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Health Resources and Services Administration

MCH Navigator Self-Assessment UpdatedHRSA Disclaimer

Online Tool

The MCH Navigator Self-Assessment was updated to track knowledge and skills across the 2018 MCH Leadership Competencies. The new tool guides users through a streamlined process and provides a more focused learning plan than the previous version.


American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Psychosocial Factors in CYSHCN and Their FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

Clinical Report

This clinical report from AAP aims to raise awareness of the impact of psychosocial factors on the health and wellness of CYSHCN and their families and to provide guidance for pediatric providers to facilitate and coordinate their care.


National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

State Strategies for Promoting Children’s Preventive Services UpdatedHRSA Disclaimer

Online Resource

The NASHP website has updated the data for the maps and accompanying chart featuring state-specific Medicaid or CHIP improvement projects, measures, and incentives that promote children’s preventive services. Find how each state supports behavioral health screenings, weight assessment, lead screening, immunizations, preventive oral health services, and well-child visits.

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MCH Life Course Research NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

Why Becoming a Good Parent Begins in Infancy: How Relationship Skills Are Developed throughout the Life CourseHRSA Disclaimer

Issue Brief

Learn about the importance of and how relationship skills are developed throughout the life course. These skills, built on temperamental differences observable early in infancy, are manifest in all stages of life. They can be taught and reinforced at all ages and in numerous social settings. Social skill acquisition is profoundly important in attaining personal satisfaction in relationships and achieving success in many spheres of life, including parenting.

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Training & Educational

City MatCHHRSA Disclaimer

2019 Training Course in MCH EpidemiologyHRSA Disclaimer

June 24 to 28, 2019
Charleston, SC
Due: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PT

The course is part of the ongoing effort of MCHB, CDC, and CityMatCH to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program that combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. The course will cover:

  • Needs Assessment and Prioritization
  • Perinatal Periods of Risk
  • Multivariable Analysis and Regression Modeling
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Effective Data Presentation and Translation

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Family VoicesHRSA Disclaimer

2019 Family Leadership ConferenceHRSA Disclaimer

May 8 to 10, 2019
Washington, DC

“Families as Partners Shaping Systems Change” will bring together a diverse community of family and youth leaders, family members, professional partners, and other stakeholders from across the country. Participants will learn from each other, share resources and expertise, explore ways to improve supports to families, learn new strategies for managing nonprofits, and increase capacity for families to partner in systems change.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Strengthening Health Care Delivery Systems for CYSHCN and the Role of Quality MeasurementHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

This November 2018 webinar featured presenters from Delaware, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts who participated in a NASHP learning collaborative focused on improving Medicaid managed care for CYSHCN. It includes an overview of NASHP resources to help states implement quality measurement and improvement efforts and highlights lessons learned.

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