HRSA Funding Opportunities

Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral HealthHRSA Disclaimer

April 30, 2020

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multicenter research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. It will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base on effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD/DD , with a focus on addressing behavioral health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

April 30, 2020

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multicenter research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. The Research Network will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base on effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD/DD with a focus on addressing physical health and well-being across the lifespan.

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MCH Pediatric Research Network ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

April 30, 2020

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multisite research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. It will provide national leadership for applied and translational practice-based pediatric research and interventions to advance the evidence base for pediatric practice by supporting collaborative practice-based research aimed at enhancing primary care practice, the development of evidence-based guidelines based on network research findings, and dissemination of findings in order to accelerate the translation of research into practice.

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Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Improving Young Adult Health: State & Local Strategies for SuccessHRSA Disclaimer

The Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center has published a guide outlining 5 key strategies that states can adopt to improve YA health. Strategies are based on a review of YA health policies and programs across all 59 states and territories and interviews with Title V leadership in states that have adopted a YA measure. Real world examples, resources with links and lessons learned from states that have implemented young adult health activities are shared in this resource.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Navigating Data Systems When Integrating Home Visiting DataHRSA Disclaimer


At state and local levels, home visiting programs may use one of several mechanisms to collect and store data from families and clients who participate in home visiting services. States that are interested in integrating home visiting data with other early childhood data must often navigate the different ways in which home visiting data are stored and accessed and understand whether or how those systems are able to interact with other early childhood data systems. This resource discusses common ways home visiting data are stored at the state and local levels and provides recommendations for how data integration leaders can navigate these data storage systems when integrating home visiting data with other early childhood data.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

States Can Improve Supports for Infants and Toddlers Who Are in or at Risk of Entering Foster CareHRSA Disclaimer


To understand what policies and services are already in place for infants and toddlers in care and at risk of entering care, Child Trends fielded the 2019 Survey of Child Welfare Agency Policies and Practices for Infants and Toddlers in, or who are Candidates for, Foster Care. The survey aimed to understand the current array of policies and practices intended to serve this population, and how this array may have shifted since the initial fielding of the survey in 2013. The goal of the survey and report were to identify and share innovations in policy and practice and highlight key challenges that child welfare agencies face in meeting the needs of very young children who have experienced maltreatment. Findings show where states have existing strengths and infrastructure to provide prevention services to families with infants and toddlers, and also shed light on where states need to increase their capacity.

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Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19: MCH and Community ResourcesHRSA Disclaimer

Resource Depository

AMCHP has created a resource depository on all things COVID-19 that may be relevant to the MCH workforce, including self-care and telehealth resources. The information on the site was gathered from federal agencies and organizational partners for your convenience. The site is updated regularly with new resources as they become available.


Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s HealthHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19 Resources for Children with Special Health Care NeedsHRSA Disclaimer

Blog Post

This blog post from LPFC includes COVID-19 resources and information related to children or specifically to CYSHCN or disabilities. Many links are regularly updated.


Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Ways to Promote Children’s Resilience to the COVID-19 PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

Fact Sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic stressors can undermine children’s development and well-being. Not only must they cope with major changes to everyday life, such as physical distancing and home confinement, but their families may struggle to meet their basic physical and emotional needs. Rates of poverty, unemployment, parental mental health problems and substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and IPV tend to rise during disasters. But, protective factors can buffer children from harm and increase the chances they adapt positively to adversities such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This fact sheet from Child Trends discusses these protective factors and how families and communities can work together to promote them.

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National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home and National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Identification and Screening of Social Determinants of Health among CSHCN in MedicaidHRSA Disclaimer

Fact Sheet

Developed by the NRC-PFCMH in partnership with the NASHP, this fact sheet highlights how state Medicaid agencies are working to incorporate SDoH screenings into their programs to improve health outcomes for CYSHCN. Opportunities for collaboration and partnership between Medicaid, Title V MCH/CYSHCN programs, and pediatricians are discussed. State-level case studies provide innovative, replicable strategies for implementing SDoH screening.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence When Engaging Dads: Challenges, Successes, and Promising Practices from Responsible Fatherhood ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer


This Child Trends report summarizes findings from the PAIVED research study, which examines how RF programs aim to prevent and address IPV through their fatherhood programming. Specifically, this report presents information about the approaches that RF programs take to provide IPV-related services. It also discusses challenges and successes to providing these services, promising practices, and areas for growth.

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Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

Standards for Compensation of Family Partners in ResearchHRSA Disclaimer


CSHCNet developed a standard of compensation for youth and family partners who participate on a research team. The publication outlines roles, responsibilities, and different types of supports and compensation for family members. A companion standard of compensation for research teamsHRSA Disclaimer describes how researchers can identify, orient, support, and compensate families and youth. The AAP is represented on the steering committee of the CYSHCNet and was involved in the review of this publication.


Training & Educational

National MCH Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Mini-Course in Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership during COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

Mini Course

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of stress, anxiety and fear for many, including MCH leaders and MCH populations. NMCHWDC created a 5-part mini course to give MCH leaders the concepts and tools to start taking steps forward. The course steps through 5 leadership areas:

  • Leading into creative problem-solving
  • Stepping forward as a leader (with or without positional authority)
  • Thinking big
  • Recognizing change preferences and change processes
  • Phasing your change

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Association of University Centers on DisabilityHRSA Disclaimer

Family Navigation to Reduce Disparities in ASDHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, April 27, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

ASD is under-diagnosed and under-treated in young children, particularly minority and disadvantaged children. Even with routine ASD screening, many screen-positive children fail to receive the appropriate referral, evaluation, or services. This webinar features a project that evaluated the effect of family navigation for children with positive ASD screening on referral, evaluation, and linkage to early intervention services. This is one of 4 webinars that make up the AUCD-sponsored Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series. Topics range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. All webinars will be archived.

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Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Advancing MCH Graduate Training via Mobile TechnologyHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

This presentation describes the development and implementation of an innovative educational offering using a newly developed mobile application in MCH public health graduate training. Successes, barriers and lessons learned in this process were discussed. This webinar won an ATMCH Innovative Teaching Award for 2018-2019. 1.0 CPH credit available for archived participation/review.

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