HRSA Funding Opportunities

Evaluating Genetic and Genomic Medicine Implementation and Outcomes in the Regional Genetics Networks (EGGMIO-RGN)

Applications due: June 7, 2021

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of selected RGN program activities aimed to improve access to services for individuals with, or at risk for, genetic or genomic conditions, especially those among underserved populations. This evaluation will be used to inform the RGN recipients and the field of genetic and genomic medicine with best practices and strategies to implement genetic and genomic advances into clinical and public health.

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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula

Applications due: June 15, 2021

The purpose of this program is to support the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families. Program recipients will achieve the following objectives:

  • Implement evidence-based home visiting models or promising approaches
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality home visiting services to eligible families
  • Collaborate with state and local partners to increase the availability of and eligible families’ access to coordinated early childhood systems and high-quality services

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Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Rural Expansion Program

Applications due: June 25, 2021

The purpose of this program is to improve the EMS systems for children to ensure access to age-appropriate, high-quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural, remote, and/or tribal areas. Funding will support demonstration projects in rural, remote, and/or tribal areas that respond to gaps in the readiness to care for children in prehospital EMS and hospital ED systems to advance existing EMSC State Partnership Program performance measure priorities.

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Pediatric Audiology Competitive Supplement to Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Applications due: July 1, 2021

Current LEND program recipients are invited to apply for funding through this supplement which will support the clinical and leadership training of pediatric audiology trainees within LEND programs as well as continuing education for practicing professionals. The program aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Strengthen the focus on screening, treatment, and follow-up in infants and young children who are DHH and who have or are at risk for ASD and/or other DD
  • Increase the number of pediatric audiologists with clinical and leadership skills and expertise in delivering care to infants and young children with ASD/DD
  • Increase the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems’ capacity to serve infants/children who are DHH and who have or are at risk for ASD/DD

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Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network

Applications due: July 8, 2021

The purpose of this program is to coordinate among the Nation’s children’s hospitals and their communities in preparing for and responding to global health threats, including the coordination, preparation, response, and real-time dissemination of research-informed pediatric care for future pandemics. The Network will coordinate the Nation’s children’s hospitals and other pediatric experts to strengthen partnerships with existing local, state, regional, and national emergency preparedness systems to ensure the needs of all children are addressed.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities, Caring for Adolescent Parents, Overcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Racism

Maltreatment of Children with DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

This updated clinical report expands on the understanding and incidence of abuse of children with disabilities for the first time since 2007, bringing new research to light that finds some disabling conditions place children at higher risk of maltreatment.

Caring for Adolescent Parents and Their ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

This updated clinical report details challenges faced by young families, including information on breastfeeding, prenatal management, and adjustments to parenthood, and guides pediatricians on how best to care for them.

Immunizing Against Hate: Overcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander RacismHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Board Committee on Equity, published a journal article noting that since the beginning of the pandemic, racism and xenophobia against the Asian American community has coincided with increases in racist abuse, bullying, and violent attacks.

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American Public Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Racial Equity Critical to Children’s Environmental HealthHRSA Disclaimer

White Paper

Children of color and children from low socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to live in substandard housing than children from predominantly white communities. Children of color have higher levels of contaminants and metabolites in their bodies and a higher incidence of illness and disability such as childhood cancer, obesity, and asthma. Public health professionals must work with and follow the lead of communities that have suffered from racist systems within public health to improve outcomes for all children.

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Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

May is Mental Health Month (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer


This letter provides resources and facts that raise awareness about mental health. This past year presented challenges and obstacles that tested the country’s strength and resiliency. Many people, including those in the Title V/MCH workforce, who had never experienced mental health challenges found themselves struggling for the first time; and for the millions of Americans living with a diagnosed mental health disorder, the traumas of the past year have been especially acute. AMCHP is dedicated to fighting stigma, promoting early intervention, and educating the public about the impact of mental illness on individuals and the families who care for them.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Say Yes! to Covid Test InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer


The Say Yes! to COVID Test Initiative was launched in April with participating households in Greenville, Pitt County, NC. Households received free month-long supplies of rapid tests aimed at reducing community transmission of COVID-19. To date, over 15,000 kits have been distributed in Pitt County. Researchers will begin initiating the expansion phase to engage additional community partners and many initial community partners are interested in continuing to support efforts.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Early Care and Education Coaching During COVID-19, COVID-19 Impact on College Plans, Early Childhood Health Equity Landscape Project

Lessons Learned from Virtual Early Care and Education Coaching During COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

This 2-part brief focuses on the key components of virtual coaching for the Detroit Early learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). The first brief presents an overview of the DELCI coaching model and how it was adapted during COVID-19 including the transition to a virtual format. The second brief describes the key activities and components of virtual coaching used in DELCI and highlights lessons learned that may be informative for others interested in the provision of virtual coaching.

COVID-19 Has Disrupted College Plans for Students in Households with ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

This brief presents the finding on how students changed their education plans for the Fall 2020 semester. Analyses focus on students in households with children, especially those who have caregiving responsibilities.

Early Childhood Health Equity Landscape ProjectHRSA Disclaimer

The Early Childhood Health Equity Initiative Explorer presents information about 143 cross-sector initiatives that aim to advance health equity for young children and their families. The tool allows users to sort these initiatives by state, health and well-being focus, service sectors, funding sources, and age groups.

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CityMatCHHRSA Disclaimer

National MCH Epidemiology AwardsHRSA Disclaimer

Award Nomination

The National MCH Epidemiology Awards are biennial awards that recognize individuals, teams, institutions, and leaders of institutions for making significant contributions to one or more aspects of this definition with the aim of improving the health of women, children, and families by:

  • Advancing public health knowledge through epidemiology and applied research
  • Improving public health practice through effective use of data and epidemiology and training in the field
  • Enhancing the political will to support practice and advance knowledge through effective use of data, epidemiology, and applied research

The awards will be presented at the 2021 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

Telehealth Toolkit for a Joint Visit with Pediatric and Adult Health Care Clinicians and Transferring Young AdultsHRSA Disclaimer


This toolkit offers clinicians content that can be used to facilitate a “warm handoff” from pediatric to adult care as well as a resource for the transferring young adult that explains the telehealth visit. Having a shared communication between past and future clinicians and the patient can help to strengthen continuity of care and improve the comfort and confidence that the transferring young adult and their parent/caregiver has with their new clinician.

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Kaiser Family FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After the Pandemic’s UncertaintyHRSA Disclaimer

White Paper

The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. Educators across the country say their top priority right now isn’t doubling down on math or reading; it’s helping students manage pandemic-driven stress. To reestablish relationships in the classroom and help kids cope with the stress and trauma of the past year, mental health experts say educators can start by building in time everyday for every student in every classroom to share their feelings and learn the basics of naming and managing their emotions.

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March of DimesHRSA Disclaimer

2nd Annual It Starts with Mom CampaignHRSA Disclaimer


March of Dimes It Starts with Mom will bring together moms, families, and leading health experts through a multi-day effort across social media and a virtual live event to raise awareness of the changing role of motherhood and how communities can support moms. To better support the mental and emotional well-being of moms and moms-to-be, features information on postpartum depression and combatting stress during and after pregnancy. The website also includes several online community groups women can tap to give and receive support.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Resources to Help States Improve Access to High-Quality Care for WomenHRSA Disclaimer


This resource page provides innovative policy options and approaches for states interested in improving access to high-quality health care for women. The resources focus on specific health needs a woman may experience over the life course, including general health care access and quality, reproductive health, maternal health, and behavioral health.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

National Mental Health Awareness Month Social Media ToolkitHRSA Disclaimer


In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, this collection of social media posts and graphics was put together to outline the significant role mental health plays in overall health and wellness and promotes better mental health for children, families, and caregivers.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Homeless Youth: A Vulnerable PopulationHRSA Disclaimer


Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness in the United States. This infographic explores:

  • Youth homelessness
  • Risk factors for being homeless
  • The toll associated with being homeless
  • What can be done to address this crisis

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Training & Educational

Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Coaching CaféHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, May 21, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

This unique program supports MCH and CYSHCN staff and leadership during the ongoing public health emergency. Individualized coaching is available for all state and territory staff by request. Email for more information.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

AIR-P Presents: Brain and Body in MotionHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, May 21, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

In this webinar, speakers will discuss the motor dysfunctions that are prevalent and pervasive to autistic individuals. Due to the heterogeneity of motor dysfunction and the categorization in DSM-5 as an associated deficit, this condition often goes undetected and undertreated. Improving the understanding of motor dysfunction in autism is important so that individuals can adequately screen for these difficulties and ultimately provide the best interventions.

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COVID CollaborativeHRSA Disclaimer

Infection Prevention and Control: Keeping Our Schools Safe for In-Person LearningHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, May 21, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in schools can keep transmission of COVID-19 near zero, even with community spread. As schools across the country work to re-open for in-person instruction, this webinar will provide support and recommendations in integrating IPC into how schools operate.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Achieving Health Equity: What’s NextHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, May 21, 2021
2:00pm to 3:15pm ET

Leaders in public health will discuss key issues that harm health in America’s Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities, as well as solutions, including ways to:

  • Transform how we provide health care in ways that address disparities
  • Maximize resources and opportunities for pandemic recovery in communities of color
  • Determine how America’s infrastructure can be changed to improve health
  • Address the impact of systemic racism on medical care

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Florida Rural Health AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Sleep Studies 101HRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00pm ET

This ongoing TeleECHO Clinic Series, Interactive Sessions of the University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO, is aimed at helping build expertise in the understanding of sleep problems in children. The 6th and final clinic will focus on approach to sleep studies and includes a lecture followed by a case study that involves common pediatric sleep scenario.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

AIR-P and ARRB Present: Conducting Quality Participatory Autism ResearchHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

The AIR-P ARRB discussed how autism researchers can respect and include the autistic community in their work. Researchers discussed autistic experiences with participatory research approaches that include autistic research team members from across the autism spectrum.

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Public Health Ground Rounds – Dual Lectures: Vaccination Hub & Designing Behavior ChangeHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

Two presentations by CDC’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds were held in April 2021. The Denton COVID-19 Vaccination Hub presentation outlined the hub’s operations, achievements, and lessons learned. The next presentation addressed designing interventions for behavior change including practical strategies, frameworks, and models to apply.

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Dialogue 4 HealthHRSA Disclaimer

How to Research, Design & Disseminate a Social Media Health Campaign: The Drink Less for Your Breasts InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer

Webinar Archive

During this April 2021 webinar, attendees learned about alcohol use and breast cancer risk among young women, how to collect and use quantitative and qualitative data to inform health messaging, and strategies to disseminate messages via social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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