MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Applications due: January 5, 2022
The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them.
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Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center
Applications due: January 18, 2022
The purpose of this program is to support activities that demonstrate expansion and improvement in the delivery of high-quality emergency services for all children by:
- Providing independent, comprehensive research support for large multi-center randomized clinical trials and other types of clinical research conducted by and associated with the PECARN
- Enhancing and collecting performance measure data that align with the combined efforts of the EMSC State Partnership and the EIIC to expand and improve EMSC in states/jurisdictions
- Collaborating with national partners to coordinate and support nationally representative data collection efforts to assess the expansion of prehospital and hospital pediatric readiness initiatives
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Regional Hemophilia Network (RHN)
Applications due: January 24, 2022
The goal of this announcement is to establish regional networks of HTCs to improve the health and well-being for children, youth, and adults with hemophilia and related bleeding and clotting disorders.
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National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center
Applications due: January 24, 2022
The goal of this announcement is for one recipient to provide subject matter expertise, technical assistance, and programmatic support to the RHNs through a national coordinating center.
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Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR)
Applications due: January 26, 2022
The purpose of the MCH SDAR Program is to support applied MCH research that utilizes the secondary analysis of national data sets and/or administrative records to improve the health and well-being of MCH populations.
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Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program
Applications due: February 1, 2022
The purpose of the LEAH Program is to improve the quality of care and equitable access to appropriate health services for AYA by preparing leaders in AYA health through interdisciplinary training at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention
Applications due: February 3, 2022
The purpose of the SUID Prevention Program is to reduce overall rates of SUID and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in SUID to:
- Support pediatric health care practitioners to provide evidence-based counseling and education to infant caregivers and families
- Guide system improvements
- Identify and support policy changes that address state- and community-specific SUID risks
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National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center
Applications due: February 16, 2022
The NFICDR Program aims to increase the capacity of community and state CDR and FIMR teams to collect high-quality uniform data, translate data into action at the community, state, and national levels, and expand fetal, infant, and child death reviews to additional states, territories, and tribes. The goals of the FICDR Program are to support a National Center to:
- Provide coordinated leadership, and cohesive guidance, training, and technical assistance to state, community, and tribal CDR and FIMR teams
- Support a CDR and FIMR national Case Reporting System
- Disseminate data and key findings from CDR and FIMR teams to inform prevention efforts
- Facilitate the translation of CDR and FIMR data and recommendations into practice, system, and policy change
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Home Visiting Research and Development Platform
Applications due: February 22, 2022
The purpose of the HV R&D Platform through the MIECHV Program is to support a practice-based research network that engages in scientific collaboration and innovative research. Research conducted through this program should increase the evidence base for and strengthen the capacity of home visiting programs to measurably improve family health and well-being outcomes and improve equity in access to services and in family and community outcomes.
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American Academy of Pediatrics
Initiative to Keep Infants Safe from Preventable Sleep-Related Injuries, Clinical Report on Testing and Treatment for Tuberculosis, and Advocating for Children with Disabilities
Initiative to Help Keep Infants Safe from Preventable Sleep-Related Injuries
The AAP has selected 5 hospitals as the recipients of the inaugural Community Partnership Approaches for Safe Sleep (CPASS) initiative. The new initiative will be led by pediatric care experts from the AAP who will work with hospital networks and community-based organizations to create impactful, culturally sensitive material that educates caregivers about creating a safe sleep environment.
Clinical Report on Testing and Treatment for Tuberculosis Infection in Children
The AAP will publish a clinical report, Tuberculosis Infection in Children and Adolescents: Testing and Treatment to address challenges and medical advances regarding tuberculosis.
Helping Children with Disabilities Become More Physically Active
The AAP recommends that pediatricians:
- Assess a child’s motor development, physical literacy, and physical activity levels at all wellness visits
- Encourage parents to be physically active and encourage inclusion of children with disabilities in family recreational activities
- Partner with interdisciplinary team members to develop “physical activity prescriptions”
- Use a sports preparticipation form to promote the documentation of relevant medical issues
- Work with school districts and other community partners to identify and develop activities for children that focus on inclusion
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Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Considerations for State MCH Programs Preventing Perinatal Cannabis Use and Innovative MCH Fund Applications for the ARPA
Perinatal Cannabis Use in the Era of Increasing Legislation: Considerations for State MCH Programs (PDF)
This issue brief provides:
- An overview of the cannabis policy landscape, usage trends, and the potential impacts of cannabis use
- Information on the challenge public health leaders face in countering cannabis industry messaging
- Racial equity and legal implications for pregnant people who use cannabis
- State approaches to prevent and reduce perinatal cannabis use
- Recommendations for state MCH programs
ARPA Innovative MCH Fund Applications (PDF)
This brief provides MCH agencies and professionals with examples of innovative ways that AMCHP and its partners have used ARPA and other COVID-19 funds to advance MCH, including through cross-sectoral partnerships with entities outside of MCH departments.
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Catalyst Center at Boston University School of Social Work's Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health
The ARPA: Opportunities for Improving Home- and Community-Based Services for CYSHCN (PDF)
ARPA was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Provisions in this legislation have the potential to expand and strengthen HCBS for children enrolled in Medicaid, in turn strengthening the systems of services for CYSHCN. This Catalyst Center explainer provides an overview of the ARPA HCBS provision and its potential implications for CYSHCN.
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Resources for Embedding Equity in Community Assessments and Strategies to Guide Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding for Early Care and Education
Embedding Equity in Community Assessments to Inform the Development of Family Engagement Programs
Community assessments can improve the design of the family engagement programs, so they are relevant, valuable, and rooted in community members’ needs. Embedding equity in community assessments involves using strategies to intentionally reach and raise the voices of those who do not usually have a say in decisionmaking. The brief describes the approach Child Trends took in conducting community assessments to inform the development of 4 family engagement programs and outlines key strategies.
Strategies to Guide the Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding for ECE
The purpose of this brief is to highlight some of the strategies states are pursuing to address equity in allocating their ARPA childcare funds. It also provides a framework to support decision making around how to use recovery funds that focuses on the needs and preferences of families—particularly families that face barriers to accessing high-quality ECE.
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Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health
Estimates from the Combined 2019–2020 National Survey of Children’s Health
Estimates from the combined 2019–2020 NSCH have been made available on the DRC Interactive Data Query page. Users can conduct an interactive data search of child and family health measures and Title V MCH Services Block Grant Measures.
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Family Voices United to End Racism Against CYSHCN and Their Families (FAMU)
This toolkit features a variety of documents, multimedia articles, videos, and other relevant resources focused on 3 key objectives:
- Build Competence by learning about the history of race in the United States and racial disparities in health care
- Foster Connectedness by creating opportunities to engage in raw, honest, uncomfortable conversations necessary to bring about change
- Encourage Confidence to Act with the creation of materials and resources to equip toolkit users to start, lead, and sustain conversations to dismantle racism in health care of Black CYSHCN in their own locality.
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National, Regional, and State Health Care Transition Performance for Youth with and Without Special Health Care Needs (PDF)
The 2019–2020 NSCH data, measuring health care transition preparation among youth with and without special health care needs, is presented in these tables.
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March of Dimes
End Health Disparities in Routine Immunizations
The March of Dimes launched a national campaign to close the gap on routine immunization in the United States, citing ongoing health disparities made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign aims to educate mothers and families about recommended vaccines and will expand advocacy efforts to promote equity in vaccine access.
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National Institute for Health Care Management
The Pandemic’s Impact on Children: COVID Vaccinations and Mental Health
The ongoing stress, fear, grief, disruption of schooling and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on children and teens, and many are having a tough time coping emotionally. This infographic highlights the impact COVID-19 has had on children, including vaccination rates and well-being.
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National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home
Special Health Needs: Non-Medical Necessities Matter, Too
The NRC-PFCMH partnered with Dr. Joan Jeung, Executive Committee member of the AAP Section on Minority Health Equity and Inclusion (MHEI) and NRC-PFCMH Advisory Committee member, to write an article addressing SDoH screening for families with CYSHCN. The article focuses on the role of the pediatrician in supporting families with non-medical concerns such as meeting basic needs and dealing with stress and emotional concerns, in addition to highlighting support services available for families.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Roles of the PCP in Early Identification and Long-Term Management of Children with Autism
Friday, January 21, 2022
This is the first webinar in a quarterly speaker series, "Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Care for Children with Autism," and will be presented by Paul Carbone, MD, a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. The series will focus on research and service/training models designed to make developmental care more accessible for children with autism and their families, presenting perspectives from a range of pediatric disciplines. Contact email@example.com for more information or subscribe to receive email alerts.
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Florida Rural Health Association
Biological Treatments for Asthma
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
12:15pm to 12:45pm ET
The first clinic in the Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO series will help you build expertise in understanding the challenges of pediatric asthma and issues related to lung transplantation in children. The ongoing series of TeleECHO clinics will consist of 30-minute sessions and include a lecture on a specific topic with opportunity to interact with top University of Florida faculty. The next clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, and the topic will be "NIH’s 2020 Focused Update on Asthma Guidelines."
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Training & Educational – Webinar Archives
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Policies Affecting CYSHCN: What to Keep, Modify, or Discard?
In this November 2021 webinar, a panel of experts discussed the regulatory flexibilities that had a positive impact on the behavioral health of CYSHCN, reflected on the unique stressors and behavioral health needs of this population, and highlighted policy recommendations to address those needs.
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March of Dimes
Mom and Baby Action Network Virtual Summit 2021
The virtual summit convened professionals from cross-sector organizations in the United States to advance knowledge on the policies and programs that can advance maternal and infant health.
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National Institute for Health Care Management
The Implications of Long COVID for Patients & the Health Care System
In this November 2021 webinar, experts discussed the latest research on long COVID and strategies to support individuals with the condition.
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