National Center for Education in MCHHRSA Disclaimer

2021 Application/2019 Annual Report National Evidence-based and Informed Strategy Measures Summary (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

Summary Report

This summary examines general trends across ESMs detail sheets and action plans from all 59 states and jurisdictions for the 2021 Application/2019 Annual Report of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.

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National Center for Education in MCHHRSA Disclaimer

MCHbest: Bank of Evidence-linked Strategies and ToolsHRSA Disclaimer


The MCHbest: Bank of Evidence-linked Strategies and Tools database aggregates sample evidence-based/informed (“evidence-linked”) strategies that can be used as-is or adapted to develop ESMs for each of the MCH NPMs. Sample strategies are organized and can be reviewed in 3 ways: by advanced search, evidence level, or target audience.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Recommendations for Opening Schools in Fall 2021 and Integrating Mental and Behavioral Health Surveillance Supports into All Office Visits

Updated Recommendations for Opening Schools in Fall 2021HRSA Disclaimer

AAP strongly recommends in-person learning and urges all who are eligible to be vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. In addition to vaccinations, the AAP recommends a layered approach to make school safe for all students, teachers, and staff. Recommendations include that everyone older than age 2 should wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Recommendation to Integrate Mental and Behavioral Health Surveillance and Supports into All Office VisitsHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP recommends all children be monitored and asked during every pediatric office visit for concerns or changes in mental and behavioral health development. Further use of evidence-based screening and assessment tools should be integrated into the visit if concerns are elicited.

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America’s Health RankingsHRSA Disclaimer

2021 Health Disparities ReportHRSA Disclaimer


The America’s Health Rankings model includes 4 drivers or determinants of health: social and emotional factors, physical environment, clinical care, and behaviors, all of which influence the 5th model category, health outcomes. In addition to the Health Disparities Report and Executive Brief, users can navigate to individual state summaries and associated infographics.

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Bright FuturesHRSA Disclaimer and American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Bright Futures National Center & AAP Resource List (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer


A list of key resources and programs created by and affiliated with Bright Futures and AAP are compiled and summarized in this document updated in August 2021.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Resources on Youth Bullying Prevention and Lessons from the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Youth Bullying Prevention in the District of Columbia: School Year 2019–20 ReportHRSA Disclaimer

The YBPA and its implementing regulations require schools and other youth-serving agencies to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies, implement thorough reporting and investigation procedures, provide training for staff, and maintain and report incidence data. This report provides a detailed summary of educational institution engagement with the YBPA.

Lessons from the Expanded Child Tax Credit Can Strengthen Other Safety Net ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

As of July 2021, families of nearly 60 million eligible children started receiving their first advanced payment from the expanded Child Tax Credit. Extending the principles that informed the expansion and incorporating the lessons learned from its rollout will allow policymakers to improve the reach and effectiveness of the tax credit, as well as a host of other safety net programs.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

HCT in State Title V Programs: A Review of 2021 Block Grant Applications/2019 Annual Reports and RecommendationsHRSA Disclaimer


Every 5 years, state Title V MCH Block Grant Programs conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to guide their state action plans. In 2020, HCT was identified as the most frequently selected priority need among state Title V programs. This report summarizes the HCT strategies that Title V agencies documented in their 2021 Application/2019 Annual Report and highlights examples of state HCT innovations. It also offers recommendations for future HCT strategies in state Title V action plans.

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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Resources on the Achievable Foundation Health Center and Engaging Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Families of CSHCN

The Achievable Foundation: A Case StudyHRSA Disclaimer

Primary care providers often lack the time, experience, and resources necessary to provide high-quality care for children with I/DD. This case study documents how a group of parents addressed these challenges and offers advice for other groups hoping to improve care.

Engaging Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Families of CSHCN: Recommendations for Medicaid AgenciesHRSA Disclaimer

This report highlights key findings from the survey and interviews, including engagement themes, challenges, and recommendations for Medicaid agencies, youth with special health care needs and families of CSHCN, and funders to strengthen engagement that can have lasting impact on outcomes, quality, equity, and cost.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

American Rescue Plan Act Presents Opportunities for States to Support School Mental Health SystemsHRSA Disclaimer


The mental health needs of school-aged children and youth have been increasing for over a decade, a trend which has been amplified by the pandemic. The ARPA contains provisions that provide funding states can use to support the mental health needs of youth. This funding can be used to support school mental health systems which can increase student access to mental health services and supports as they transition back to school this fall.

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National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Resources on COVID-19 for Clinicians and COVID-19 Vaccination Intention of Adolescent and Young Adults

1 Out of 2 Young Adults “Definitely” Intends to Get VaccinatedHRSA Disclaimer

AYAH-NRC assessed young adult vaccination intention and top reasons why they may be hesitant to accept a vaccine using Household Pulse Survey Data. Findings are presented in this brief. Users can also access the journal article and full-resolution infographics.

COVID-19 General Resources for CliniciansHRSA Disclaimer

NAHIC has compiled resource pages of several professional clinical organizations, government agencies, and other institutions to guide clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2021 ToolkitHRSA Disclaimer


In recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, this collection of social media posts and graphics was put together to be shared and raise awareness about the importance and benefits of breastmilk. The collection also includes resources meant to empower and support all mothers and birthing people to achieve their breastfeeding goals.

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National Research Center on Hispanic Children and FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer


This data snapshot is part of a series documenting how Latino children, families, and households are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery. Recent releases focus on housing insecurity, food insufficiency, and multiple hardships experienced by Latino households with children during the pandemic.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

HHS Maternal-Child Emergency Planning Toolkit


Designed to improve the capacity of professionals to address MCH, the toolkit uses steps, resources, and practices to explain MCH population emergency planning.

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Training & Educational

Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

2021–2022 Emerging Leaders InternshipHRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: Wednesday, August 25

The AUCD network includes over 3,000 trainees from every state and territory all with a commitment to collaborating and positively impacting the lives of people with disabilities. AUCD is seeking 3 Emerging Leaders interns who are interested in learning more about information sharing, resource development, and stakeholder engagement in a national non-profit organization setting. Apply for this internshipHRSA Disclaimer.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH: Research Grant Writing Basics in MCHB/OER/DoR: Grant Proposal Overview, Exemplary Tips, and Examples

Wednesday, August 25
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The MCHB, OER, DoR aims to support researchers with an interest in advancing the MCH field and improving the health and well-being of MCH populations. As some early-career researchers or those with a lack of institutional support may face challenges in submitting competitive applications, an overview of DoR’s research investments and the elements and components of submission will be covered. Attendees will:

  • Become familiar with DoR’s programs, award mechanisms, and application process
  • Be able to identify components of a successful application

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” in Health Care SettingsHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

This webinar will highlight the work of pediatricians to integrate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources and tools into their surveillance and screening practices within FQHC settings. FQHCs are community-based health providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.

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Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Equity, Structural Racism, and Public Health LawHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET

In this Web Forum, the CDC Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) will consider the relationship between health equity and law, the implications for structural racism for health equity, and a pathway that identifies strategies for using law to advance health equity.

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State Public Health Autism Resource CenterHRSA Disclaimer

The Black Side of AutismHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

This webinar will look at autism from a cultural perspective and consider stigma within the black community. Participants will learn the importance of cultural competence and the role it plays in the Black disability community, gain knowledge on how their own biases may affect their work, and learn how to have culturally responsible discussions with parents and educators.

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National WIC AssociationHRSA Disclaimer

Case Studies of Telelactation: When to Use It and How?HRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, August 26, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

While breastfeeding and lactation support has predominantly taken place in person, research shows that telelactation offers opportunities to increase access and convenience to breastfeeding support for new parents, increases efficiency, improves outcomes, and improves maternal confidence. In the webinar, presenters will describe different case examples of uses of telehealth for breastfeeding support.

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Training & Educational – Webinar Archives

Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARESHRSA Disclaimer

This July 2021 virtual event was an opportunity to highlight innovative life course intervention research in the 6 Research Nodes supported by the AIR-P.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Improving African Immigrant Health Through Research and ActionHRSA Disclaimer

During this June 2021 webinar, attendees discussed African immigrant health, current research, and the need for community-led research that supports delivery and advocacy.

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Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Colliding Crises: Connecting the Dots between Overdose Prevention and ACEsHRSA Disclaimer

During this July 2021 webinar, presenters from the National Overdose Prevention Network (NOPN) discussed the link between ACEs and substance use, explored specific partnership opportunities, and reviewed approaches to reframing the conversation in local communities.

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National Institute for Children’s Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Toolkit: Defining and Assessing ECS Performance for Quality ImprovementHRSA Disclaimer

During this July 2021 webinar, presenters provided an overview of the ECS Performance Assessment Toolkit, including 2 new and 2 revised measures and ways communities can use measures from the Toolkit to improve their system’s performance.

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U.S. News & World ReportHRSA Disclaimer

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity, Improving Maternal and Fetal Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity and HesitancyHRSA Disclaimer

During this July 2021 webinar, part of the Community Health Leadership Forum, leading voices from across various sectors discussed their collaborations to address the SDoH, reduce inequities, and make a lasting difference in the well-being of their populations.

Improving Maternal and Fetal Health: Taking Action for Better OutcomesHRSA Disclaimer

This July 2021 webinar hosted hospital and health system executives as well as other industry leaders to discuss common priorities, best practices, and perspectives on the future of the country’s health system and care delivery.

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