HRSA Funding Opportunities

Strengthening the MCH Public Health Academic Pipeline – Competitive Supplement to the Centers of Excellence in MCH Education, Science, and Practice Program

Applications Due: June 19, 2020

The purpose of this program is to support post-graduate training to promote career pathways into MCH academia. Support for postdoctoral fellowships and junior faculty will increase research and teaching capacity for advancing MCH within Schools of Public Health, strengthen academic-practice partnerships, and enhance skills in the formation of MCH policy, including the translation of research to practice and policy.

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Innovations in Newborn Screening Interoperability

Applications Due: July 1, 2020

The purpose of this program is to enhance data interoperability in the newborn screening (NBS) system. The recipient will accomplish this by serving as a national leader and resource on health information data interoperability and providing technical assistance, training, and education in data interoperability to state NBS programs.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

HRSA State Behavioral Health Programs: Implementation Strategies (PDF)


This new infographic flyer from MCHB highlights program implementation strategies of HRSA’s Pediatric Mental Health Care Access and the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Health Disorders Programs. Highlights include approaches to engaging partners, expanding program reach through training, and leveraging the support of local champions. The flyer also provides additional considerations including how to target hard to reach areas.

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Boston Children's Hospital Center on Media and Child HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Family Digital Wellness Guide for Parents and CaregiversHRSA Disclaimer


This comprehensive handbook includes essential evidence-based information, tips, and guidance for parents struggling to manage their child's relationship with technology and devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming platforms, and television. Organized by developmental stage from toddlers to adolescents, the guide focuses on the physical, social, cognitive, and psychological outcomes related to media use—both the positive and negative health outcomes. Topics include social media and sleep; cyberbullying and mental health; and video gaming and aggression. The guide features an interactive video that walks parents through each of the guide's components and is available in English and Spanish.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Addressing Adversity and Supporting Families and Staff for Success in Early Head Start-Child Care PartnershipsHRSA Disclaimer


Child Trends developed toolkit-style resources to help EHS-CCPs grantee staff and child care partners work through and overcome typical challenges they may encounter during the partnership process, and to help partnerships maximize the benefits of working together. Other briefs in this series address additional topics that emerged from the study and include input and examples from partnership sites.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesHRSA Disclaimer

State Medicaid and CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding the Use of TelehealthHRSA Disclaimer


CMS released a new toolkit for states to help accelerate adoption of broader telehealth coverage policies in the Medicaid and CHIP during the Coronavirus pandemic. This release builds on the agency’s previous actions to provide states with a wide range of tools and guidance to support their ability to care for their Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries during this public health emergency. The toolkit provides states with issues to consider as they evaluate the need to expand their telehealth capabilities and coverage policies, as well as a compilation of FAQs and other resources available to states.

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The National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

National Standards for CYSHCN One-PagersHRSA Disclaimer

Fact Sheets

The National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN. These one-pagers highlight the most used domains from the Standards and cover:

  1. Identification and assessment
  2. Access to care
  3. Transition to adult care
  4. Medical homes
  5. Community-based services and supports

Standards language, relevant quality measures, and state implementation examples are also included.


Family VoicesHRSA Disclaimer

Resource eBlast: COVID-19 SeriesHRSA Disclaimer


This special Resource eBlast series focuses on a variety of topics aimed to support families of CYSHCN in the context of COVID-19:

  • Part 1: Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First
  • Part 2: Telehealth Tips
  • Part 3: Parenting and Ideas for Kiddos
  • Part 4: Expressing, Coping, and Reframing

Parts 1 through 3 of the series are available in English and Spanish.

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Training & Educational

National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Summer Seminar SeriesHRSA Disclaimer

Online Training

Join experts from the NMCHWDC to learn more about core topics critical to increasing workforce capacity for MCH professionals and learn how to navigate in an increasingly complex health landscape. In each summer seminar series webinar, Center experts will introduce the core areas of Center focus, teach a tool to aid thinking and skill-building in this area, and share how the topic and tool have been used with state Title V MCH programs.

Change Management

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2:00pm ET

Systems Integration

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00pm ET

Evidence-based Decision Making

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
2:00pm ET

The Summer Seminar Series 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 Programs). For more information, please contact Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH.

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National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCHHRSA Disclaimer

Online Training

The NMCHWDC at UNC-CH is offering an online, interdisciplinary course to prepare participants to contribute successfully to state and national health transformation. The course 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 Programs).

Course participants may elect to earn graduate credit (1 or 3 credits) or a certificate of completion. For more information, please contact Rebecca Greenleaf, MPH, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of MCH at UNC-CH.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child HealthHRSA Disclaimer & MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

First Things First: An MCH Reset Retreat to Determine What Matters NowHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, June 22, 2020
3:00pm to 4:30pm ET

More of a retreat than a webinar, this is an opportunity to unite as an MCH community, identify and align priorities and values, and see the present circumstances with increased clarity and new insights about how to move forward. ATMCH has secured 1.0 CPH credit for participating in either the webinar or webinar archive. Registration is limited to the first 125 participants. For more information, email Julie McDougal.

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

Making Connections: The Critical Role of Family-Centered Care in Addressing Social Determinants of Health for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm ET

The 2nd in a 2-part series, this webinar will feature 2 representatives from state Title V MCH/CYSHCN programs who will discuss how their states are addressing SDoH for CYSHCN.

The goal of this NRC-PFCMH seriesHRSA Disclaimer is to explain how SDoH impact CYSHCN and their families and implementation strategies for state programs. Directed to state Title V MCH/CYSHCN programs, pediatricians, families, and others, the series discusses the role of these groups and state systems in addressing SDoH for CYSHCN using components of the medical home model.

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Archived Webinars

National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Social Determinants of Grief: the Impact of Black Infant LossHRSA Disclaimer

This webinar offered insight on how some women of color deal with compounded loss and trauma and how to best serve communities of color affected by infant loss. Understanding African American grief requires taking a long look at the historical and contemporary experiences around the issues of death. There is very little research conducted on Black grief and its connection to racism and the social injustices connected to it. Understanding the impact of systemic racism and its influence on how a person reacts to loss sets the stage for addressing how best to support communities that are disproportionately affected by infant death.

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The National Center for Complex Health and Social NeedsHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19 and Complex Health and Social NeedsHRSA Disclaimer

This archive of this 4-part NCCHSN webinar series on COVID-19 and individuals with complex needs is now available online. Topics:

  1. Immediate approaches for collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Supporting complex care teams during the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Unique impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with complex health and social needs
  4. Using social needs screening and patient feedback for complex care.

All resources from the series are available for free to the public.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Food Insecurity and Growing Concerns during COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

This webinar brought together experts to provide insights on the longstanding issues surrounding U.S. food insecurity and how these issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers discussed:

  • The evolution of U.S. food insecurity and how it impacts many vulnerable communities
  • How a national hunger relief organization is responding to the crisis and building partnerships to help communities secure the resources they need
  • A health plan’s commitment to addressing food insecurity and how they are responding to the needs of their community

Prior to COVID-19, it was estimated that 1 in 9 Americans (including 11 million children) were food insecure—lacking consistent, sufficient, and nutritious options. Food insecurity, while tied to poverty, is also impacted by other SDoH such as access to transportation, housing, and social isolation. As Americans practice social distancing and quarantine, many are faced with new challenges accessing and affording food.

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Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19 and Health Equity: A Policy Platform and Voices from Health Departments (Youtube)HRSA Disclaimer

ASTHO hosted a virtual event on May 19, 2020, and the recording is now available. Together, ASTHO, Big Cities Health Coalition, NACCHO, and NASOMH discussed how partners across levels of government can collectively drive an equity-focused COVID-19 recovery strategy. State, local, and non-profit leaders presented on structural barriers in the pandemic response and their impact on marginalized communities. Experts discussed equity-focused strategies to enhance community engagement, data collection, COVID-19 testing, and more.

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