HRSA Funding Opportunities

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program—Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion

June 10, 2019

HRSA’s FORHP released a NOFO for the RCORP-MAT Expansion. The RCORP is a multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of SUD, including OUD, in rural communities at the highest risk for SUD. This funding opportunity will advance the RCORP’s overall goal by establishing and/or expanding MAT in eligible hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations in high-risk rural communities. RCORP-MAT Expansion aims to increase the number of access points where individuals living in rural communities with OUD can receive evidence-based treatment.

FORHP Applicant Webinar

Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30 pm ET

A recording of the live webinar will be made available for those who cannot attend. Please reference page ii in the NOFO for the dial-in and playback information for the webinar. You can also email for questions pertaining to the NOFO.

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Maternal and Child Health Services

July 15, 2019

The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant Program is to create Federal/State partnerships in all 59 States/jurisdictions that support service systems which address MCH needs, such as:

  1. Significantly reducing infant mortality;
  2. Providing comprehensive care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth;
  3. Providing preventive and primary care services for infants, children, and adolescents;
  4. Providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents with special health care needs;
  5. Immunizing all children;
  6. Reducing adolescent pregnancy;
  7. Putting into community practice national standards and guidelines for prenatal care, for healthy and safe child care, and for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents;
  8. Assuring access to care for all mothers and children; and
  9. Meeting the nutritional needs of mothers, children, and families.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Resources for Medicaid Collaboration

New Resources

MCHB recently released new resources for state Title V and MCH programs collaborating with state Medicaid counterparts, including comprehensive information on the EPDST benefit. The resources offer concrete examples of EPSDT and State Title V MCH partnerships, state strategies for using Title V to strengthen Medicaid’s EPSDT program, information about Title V’s role in data and quality monitoring in EPSDT, and more.

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MCHB Nutrition Webpage

Website Addition

MCHB recently released a new Nutrition webpage. Nutrition is vital to the healthy development and well-being of infants, children, youth, and adults, including those with special health care needs. Learn how MCHB’s programs promote the nutritional well-being of MCH populations across the lifespan. You can also learn more about MCHB’s initiatives focused on State Partnerships, Innovation, Cross-Cutting Collaborations, and Training and Education on this page.

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MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

New Implementation Training Briefs for the MCH Leadership CompetenciesHRSA Disclaimer

Training Briefs

The MCH Navigator has released 5 new implementation training briefs in their growing collection of translational learning tools. The implementation briefs provide specific learning opportunities that focus on how to implement and execute skills associated with the MCH Leadership Competencies. The first 3 briefs were released in October 2018 for:

  1. Cultural Competency
  2. Family-Professional Partnerships
  3. Working with Communities and Systems

The next 5 implementation training briefs are now available for:

  1. MCH Knowledge Base/Context
  2. Self-Reflection
  3. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  4. Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Building
  5. Policy

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Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

Pediatric Sleep Education ModulesHRSA Disclaimer

New Web Address

Access the Pediatric Sleep Education ModulesHRSA Disclaimer, developed by the HRSA-funded Pediatric Pulmonary Centers, at their new web address. The modules are free, online, self-directed training modules related to the care of pediatric sleep patients. CMEs are provided for completing the modules, which can be done individually or as a group. Designed by board-certified sleep experts and interdisciplinary professionals experienced in caring for children with sleep disorders, these modules allow professionals and trainees from a range of health disciplines to develop competence in assessing and addressing a range of sleep issues in childhood. Email for more information.

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

CDC Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related DeathsHRSA Disclaimer

Monthly Report on Health Threats

Pregnancy-related deaths happen before, during, and up to a year after delivery. About 3 in 5 deaths could be prevented; yet, about 700 women die each year from complications of pregnancy. Read the May 2019 issue of CDC Vital Signs to learn how to identify and close gaps in access to quality care.

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National Partnership for Women & FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer and Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Reference Guide

The National Partnership for Women & Families and AMCHP collaborated to produce a new reference guide to key legislative proposals in Congress to address maternal health. The 115th Congress enacted bipartisan legislation that supports maternal mortality review committees and aims to increase the supply of maternal health providers in targeted areas. This guide to current legislative proposals shows how members of the 116th Congress have the opportunity to build on that progress.

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Training & Educational

National MCH Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCHHRSA Disclaimer

Online Course

The National MCH Workforce Development Center offers an online interdisciplinary course designed to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. “Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH” is open to any MCH professional interested in lifelong learning and to students enrolled in any of the MCHB-funded Graduate Education Programs to Educate the Next Generation of MCH Leaders (CoE, Catalyst, LEND, LEAH, DBP, MCH Nutrition, and PPC). Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3 credits) or a certificate of completion. There are no prerequisites. Learning is asynchronous with weekly modules and an opportunity to connect with an online MCH community of practice.

The course will be held in fall 2019. Register todayHRSA Disclaimer! For more information, email Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH.

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Center of Excellence in MCH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Family Homelessness, a Crisis in a Mother’s LifeHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm ET

This annual MCH symposium will explore the unique crisis situation of family homelessness and its impact on the health and wellbeing of mothers and their children. Attendees can join in person on Harvard T.H. Chan’s campus or via livestream.

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CityMatCHHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Leadership ConferenceHRSA Disclaimer

September 23 to 25, 2019
Providence, RI

Registration is now openHRSA Disclaimer for the annual conference that will take place this September in Providence, Rhode Island, and offers a platform to share experiences, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for promoting the health of women, children and families. A full day of conference activities will be dedicated to health equity showcasing how communities nationwide are prioritizing health equity to build healthier, more resilient, and more just communities.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Health Promotion Approach to Postpartum HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

This webinar, sponsored by ATMCH, will:

  • Present lessons learned from the 4th Trimester Project’s engagement with new mothers and postpartum health stakeholders
  • Describe the Perinatal Maternal Health Promotion Model within the broader theoretical framework that informs public health work
  • Provide examples of health promotion approach in MCH practice and curriculum

ATMCH has secured 1.0 CPH credit for participating in the webinar or experiencing the webinar archive. For more information, email Julie McDougal. Registration is limited to the first 125 participants.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health PromotionHRSA Disclaimer

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Maternal, Infant, and Child HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant, and Child Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight national and state efforts to reduce infant deaths and preterm births. Learn how the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s Prenatal Education Program is working to help pregnant women and their families get the information and resources they need to have healthy birth and postpartum outcomes.

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