HRSA Funding Opportunities

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

November 8, 2019

The purpose of this program is to support comprehensive and coordinated state and territory EHDI systems of care so families with newborns, infants, and young children up to 3 years of age who are deaf or hard-of-hearing receive appropriate and timely services that include hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention.

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention National Technical Resource CenterHRSA Disclaimer

November 8, 2019

The center will provide support to HRSA EHDI Program recipients, leadership and resources for EHDI systems of care and stakeholders at the national, state/territory, and local levels by:

  1. Providing support to all EHDI Program recipients in meeting program objectives through technical assistance, training, education, quality improvement, and evaluation;
  2. Serving as a national technical resource center that identifies, compiles, analyzes, and disseminates evidence-based and innovative practices, policies, tools, and resources; and
  3. Developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships with national EHDI systems of care organizations and key stakeholders.

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Family Leadership in Language and Learning CenterHRSA Disclaimer

November 8, 2019

The purpose of the FL3 Center is to provide technical support to national, state and territory, and local EHDI systems of care in order to increase family engagement and leadership, and to strengthen family support for families, parents, and caregivers with newborns, infants, and young children up to 3 years of age who are DHH.

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MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

November 12, 2019

The purpose of the program is to advance the health and well-being of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. The research findings of the R40 MCH FIRST Program should be generalizable to the broader U.S. population, and of regional and national significance. Findings are expected to:

  • Strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains.
  • Address HRSA’s MCHB Strategic Research Issues.
  • Address HRSA’s clinical priorities; namely, mental health, opioid abuse, childhood obesity, maternal mortality, and telehealth.

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Advancing State and Urban MCHHRSA Disclaimer

November 15, 2019

The purpose of this program is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs’ capacity to deliver quality public health and health care services to improve MCH outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, impact, and effectiveness. Through this program, one recipient will support state Title V MCH leaders, including CYSHCN leaders (Focus area 1) and one recipient will support urban MCH leaders (Focus area 2) across the country to achieve national impact by each addressing these 4 core functions:

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Data-Driven Programming
  • Current and Emerging Public Health Issues and Threats
  • Collaboration and Coordination
  • Leadership and Workforce

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Maternal and Child Health BureauHRSA Disclaimer

21st Century Cures Act Programs Infographic (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

MCHB is pleased to share an infographic highlighting HRSA MCHB 21st Century Cures Act Programs: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program and Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program.

Launched in 2018, these programs are supporting behavioral health integration in primary care and maternal health through new and expanding telehealth access programs—including screening, providing clinical behavioral health consultation, care coordination support, and training—with a focus on rural and underserved areas.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

Transition Tips for Integrating Young Adults with ID/DD and ASDHRSA Disclaimer

Tip Sheets

Got Transition has published two new tip sheets with broad sets of suggestions to help adult health care providers successfully integrate young adults with IDD (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer and young adults with ASD (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer into their practices. The suggestions in both tip sheets are consistent with the 2018 AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Transition.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Family Instability and Children’s Social DevelopmentHRSA Disclaimer


Family instability refers to changes in parents’ residential and romantic partnerships, such as marriage, divorce, and romantic partners moving in or out of the home. As rates of cohabitation, nonmarital births, and divorce have increased over the past 60 years, more children have experienced some degree of family instability. This increase in family instability can have a negative influence on children’s and adolescents’ functioning and behavior. This brief examines the links between family instability during childhood, relationship status at birth, and household income in adolescence, and social competence and aggression in adolescence.

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Training & Educational

Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Division of MCH Workforce DevelopmentHRSA Disclaimer

Trainee Ambassador Group Accepting ApplicationsHRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: 11:59pm ET
Sunday, October 13, 2019

The TAG is a virtual trainee work group, designed to foster connections between trainees across MCH Training Programs and to strengthen the link between trainees and MCHB. The TAG is composed of 10 trainee representatives from DMCHWD’s graduate and undergraduate education programs. Applications for the 2020 TAG are now being accepted.

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National MCH Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

2020 Cohort Learning Opportunity

Applications due: 5:00pm ET
Monday, December 9, 2019

State/jurisdictional Title V agencies are invited to submit applications for its upcoming learning opportunity where teams will participate in a 7-month cohort with other state/jurisdictional teams. The Center will support their work on an existing (or planned) transformational challenge as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity. Interested applicants can attend either of 2 optional informational calls.

Email Amy Mullenix or call 919-843-4457 with questions or to talk about your ideas before applying.

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National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical HomeHRSA Disclaimer

Gaining Ground: The Primary Care Pediatrician’s Role in Public Health Systems of Care for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

Podcast Series

Developed by the NRC-PFCMH, in partnership with the AMCHP, Family Voices, Bright Futures National Center, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, AAP Council on Children with Disabilities, AAP Council on Community Pediatrics, this is the first episode in a 3-part series. Faculty in this podcast series discuss real-life examples, strategies, and opportunities to develop partnership between Title V MCH/CYSHCN programs, primary care pediatricians, and families. Faculty provide an overview of the history and current functions of state Title V MCH/CYSHCN programs as well as benefits of multi-disciplinary partnerships. Free and accessible tools and resources discussed during the series (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer have been compiled.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Annual Conference Call for Presentation ProposalsHRSA Disclaimer

Submissions due: 11:59 pm ET
Friday, October 4, 2019

The AMCHP 2020 Annual Conference will be held March 21 to 24 in Crystal City, Virginia. Themed as The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations, submissions can be made under any of 14 subject-focused tracks. Those who submit will be notified of their session status by the end of November.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureaulink off of page

EnRICH: Conducting Opioid Research on MCH Populationslink off of page

Monday, September 23, 2019
1:30pm to 2:30pm ET

Hendrée Jones, PhD, UNC Horizons Executive Director and UNC School of Medicine Professor, and Matthew Hall, PhD, CHA Director and Biostatistician will present and discuss:

  • Opioid research on MCH populations
  • Using databases for this research
  • Treating OUD with medication

More information about the EnRICH series and webinar archivesHRSA Disclaimer are available.

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Health Resources and Services AdministrationHRSA Disclaimer

Leveraging Academic Excellence to Advance Telehealth KnowledgeHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

This free webinar will review core telehealth programs included in the Center of Excellence portfolios, learn how to develop tiered quality of care metrics during a telehealth service’s evolution, and understand how to apply population health research approaches to telehealth outcome measure.

This webinar is part of HRSA’s Telehealth Learning Webinar Series whose goal is to highlight successful projects/best practices as well as resources to promote and further the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services. Archived sessions of the series are available:

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Public Health Grand RoundsMaternal Immunization: Current Status and Future DirectionsHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00pm ET

Pregnant women should routinely receive the Tdap (pertussis) vaccine and the influenza (flu) vaccine, as recommended by the CDC. These vaccines have been shown to provide significant benefits to mother and baby. Join the CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds to learn more about the current status of maternal immunization and where we can go from here.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health PromotionHRSA Disclaimer

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Nutrition, Physical Activity, and ObesityHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 pm ET

Join ODPHP to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight strategies for increasing vegetable intake. You’ll also learn about an evaluation of the Healthy Food Small Retailers Program, which aims to increase access to fresh foods in USDA-defined food deserts.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

NEW EI/ECSE Standards: Why? When? Next StepsHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

The DEC of the Council for Exceptional Children is in the process of developing the first ever, stand alone, EI/ECSE Personnel Preparation Standards. Attendees will learn more about the standards, what led to this important step forward for the EI/ECSE workforce and what it means to the Early Childhood Field/Systems. AUCD will share opportunities to provide feedback to the DEC Standards Development Task Force.

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National Institute for Health Care Management FoundationHRSA Disclaimer and Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Maternal Health in Crisis: Ensuring Nationwide Access to Maternity Care ProvidersHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

Nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow, with projections showing as many as 8,800 fewer OB-GYNs practicing than will be needed in 2020. Maternity workforce shortages and maldistribution are of particular concern for the Medicaid program, which covers about half of all births in the United States. Meanwhile, American women are dying from pregnancy-related complications at a higher rate than in any other developed country—a problem that’s exacerbated by limited access to providers. This webinar explored:

  • The dynamics behind maternity workforce challenges, particularly in rural and other underserved areas
  • An example of a public-private collaboration to connect Medicaid mothers-to-be with prenatal care and resources like transportation to doctor visits
  • How financial incentives can be used to encourage medical professionals to specialize in maternal health and to work in underserved areas

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National Institute for Health Care Management FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

Early Childhood Education: Partnering Up to Amplify ImpactHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

High-quality ECE has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high value of early childhood education, why is there still so much need, and what is being done to move the ball forward? This webinar explored:

  • Evidence demonstrating the impact of high-quality early childhood education on health outcomes
  • State challenges and proposed solutions for managing and funding early childhood programs
  • Public-private partnerships supporting and amplifying early childhood initiatives

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