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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Enhancing Systems of Care for CMC (Demonstration Project)

Applications due: March 7, 2022

The purpose of this program is to optimize the health, quality of life, and well-being of CMC and their families. The program will accomplish this by funding up to 5 demonstration projects to implement and evaluate evidence-informed, patient/family-centered models of care delivery.

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Enhancing Systems of Care for CMC (Coordinating Center)

Applications due: March 7, 2022

The purpose of this program is to optimize the health, quality of life, and well-being of CMC and their families. The program will accomplish this by funding a coordinating center to provide support to the demonstration projects in meeting their program objectives, developing, and disseminating resources, and providing leadership in the field.

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Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network (MCEHN)

Applications due: March 28, 2022

The purpose of this program is to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre- and post-natal environmental exposures. One cooperative agreement will be funded to implement and support a national network of state and/or regional teratogen information service (TIS) counseling centers.

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MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)

Applications due: March 29, 2022

The purpose of this program is to grow and extend a national, multi-site, collaborative Research Network that will accelerate the translation of research into MCH AYA practice; promote scientific collaboration; and develop additional research capacity in the AYA health field (serving adolescents and young adults ages 10-25).

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Autism Single Investigator Innovation Program (Autism-SIIP) – Autism Longitudinal Data Project (ALDP)

Applications due: April 4, 2022

This project supports the implementation and completion of research that leverages existing longitudinal data resources and evaluates the effect of early interventions using observational studies/secondary data to improve the understanding of early life origins, signs, and indicators of ASD/DD and its comorbidities.

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Autism-SIIP – Autism Transitions Research Project (ATRP)

Applications due: April 4, 2022

This project supports primary and secondary research studies that advance the evidence base available on the social determinants and risk factors associated with healthy life outcomes (physical, mental/emotional/behavioral, social, and educational/occupational) among adolescents and young adults with ASD who are transitioning to adulthood.

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Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network

Applications due: April 4, 2022

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, interdisciplinary RN for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. CYSHCN-RN will provide national leadership in research to address critical knowledge gaps related to the implementation and measurement of a comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered system of services for CYSHCN and their families.

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American Rescue Plan Act – Pediatric Mental Health Care Access – New Area Expansion

Applications due: April 5, 2022

The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. Teams will provide support for pediatric PCPs to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions. Successful recipients will focus on achieving health equity related to racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in access to care, especially in rural and other underserved areas.

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Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 3.0 (HV CoIIN 3.0)

Applications due: April 6, 2022

The goal of this program is to disseminate and scale up the most effective practices and interventions identified under the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) 2.0 and to research the development of specific tools and resources to advance quality improvement practices within the MIECHV Program.

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Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center

Applications due: April 7, 2022

The purpose is to provide technical assistance in order to build the capacity of interdisciplinary training programs to train health professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out ASD/DD across their lifespan, and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD/DD.

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Catalyst for Infant Health Equity

Applications due: April 19, 2022

The program goals are to: 1) continue reducing overall infant mortality (IM) rates in the United States, and 2) decrease and ultimately eliminate disparities in IM across racial/ethnic groups by achieving steeper declines for groups with the highest rates.

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Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP)

Applications due: May 5, 2022

The purpose of this program is to continue and expand research-based ITC teams to change child welfare practices and improve the early developmental health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Applicants may receive an award under either of these, but not both:

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Pandemic Guidance, Recommendations on Staying Safe in School During COVID-19, and Research Needed on Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences

AAP Updates Interim Pandemic Guidance: Urges In-School Learning be PrioritizedHRSA Disclaimer

AAP has called for renewed emphasis and support to keep schools open with its updated guidance that in-school learning should be prioritized with diligent adherence to safety measures such as vaccination, universal masking, and physical distancing.

Staying Safe in School During COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

AAP strongly recommends making safe, in-person school a priority. This resource compiles tools and recommendation to keep schools open during the pandemic.

More Research Needed on Screening for ACEs in KidsHRSA Disclaimer

A new study, “Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Children: A Systematic Review,” in the February 2022 Pediatrics raises questions about the value of population screening children for ACEs. Researchers concluded that there is no evidence that screening for ACEs improves mental health outcomes for children or parents, and as ACEs screening can be traumatic, more research is needed that measure both harms and benefits of ACEs screenings

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Integrating PYD and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice SystemsHRSA Disclaimer

White Paper

Researchers explore why a new emphasis in PYD approaches that incorporate racial equity and inclusion are needed, why it is important to focus on young adults specifically, and why the child welfare and justice systems are particularly important sectors in which to provide positive, developmentally appropriate supports.

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Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

The Changes in Implementation of HCT in State Title V Care Coordination Programs: 2017–2021HRSA Disclaimer


Progress over 4 years (2017–2019 and 2021) of Title V care coordination programs’ implementation of Got Transition’s Six Core Elements of HCT, the recommended quality improvement approach called for in the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics/American Academy of Family Physicians/American College of Physicians Clinical Report on HCT, is summarized.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

State Approaches to Contact Tracing during the COVID-19 PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

Interactive Map

Contact tracing is an essential strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. Users can learn about each state’s tracing program as well as compare states’ approaches using this resource.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health PromotionHRSA Disclaimer

Reaching Kids Where They Are—Classroom-Based Interventions to Increase Physical ActivityHRSA Disclaimer

Blog Post

Recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for classroom- and school-based interventions to increase physical activity are described. Communities may implement these recommendations to achieve Healthy People 2030 objectives and engage in the CDC initiative, Active People, Healthy Nation.

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Training & Educational

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Title V Academic FellowshipHRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: March 1, 2022

The National MCH WDC announced their first ever Title V Academic Fellowship for 2022–2023. The Center will support one fellowship annually for an Assistant or Associate faculty member at one of the MCHB-funded CoEs, MCH Public Health Catalyst (Catalyst), or LEAP.
FMI: contact Academic-Practice Coordinator Leslie deRosset.

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Training Course in MCH EpidemiologyHRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: March 1, 2022

The HRSA, CDC, and CityMatCH are offering a Training Course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program, combining lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance.

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Graduate Student Epidemiology ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: March 1, 2022

GSEP is a paid, 10-week, 100% remote summer internship (June through August) to develop leaders in MCH epidemiology. Student interns will have the opportunity for optional in-person site visits during the first 3 weeks of their internships.

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MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Microlearning Courses and Resources for Advancing Academics

MCHWorkHRSA Disclaimer

The National MCH WDC and the MCH Navigator have teamed up to share a new microlearning program, MCHwork, to actively engage busy professionals in the field on thematic topics over the course of 5 years. Each quarter, a new skill related to the focus area will be shared via the MCH Navigator learning list. The first training course, Advancing Health Equity through Asset Framing, launched in Winter 2022.

Resources for Advancing AcademicsHRSA Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator is a centralized portal for pursuing continuous learning in MCH and is designed to help emerging and established MCH professionals and students map professional growth pathways. Over the next 5 years, growing resources for current and future MCH faculty as well as students in MCH through our academic partnership with the ATMCH will be prioritized.

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Training & Educational – Webinars

National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Building a Continuum of Care for People with Serious Illness: State Strategies to Support Patient EngagementHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, February 25, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET

Initiatives in the state of Washington that support patient engagement, as well as new tools from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) that can help states better track and measure what matters most to people with serious illness will be featured.

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2022 Pediatric Pulmonary Project ECHO

Technique Is Everything: Asthma Devises and How to Use ThemHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm ET

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 goal of the project is to build expertise in understanding the challenges of pediatric asthma and issues related to lung transplantation in children. This is the fourth clinic in the series.

Support Resources that Improve Access and AdherenceHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm ET

This is the fifth clinic in the series.

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Training & Educational – Webinar Archives

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Grant Writing Basics 2 – Aligning with MCHB’s Strategic Plan, Preparing a Budget, and Understanding the HRSA Grant Review ProcessHRSA Disclaimer

This December Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) webinar provided an overview of MCHB's strategic plan, key elements/components of a budget justification narrative, and the HRSA grant review process.

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MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Introduction to Literature ReviewsHRSA Disclaimer

In this webinar, presenters discussed different types of reviews, including scoping, rapid, narrative, meta-analysis, and mixed studies. They summarized the Ten Step Method used by the Community Preventive Services Task Force for their Community Guide and shared their own experiences conducting literature reviews and explore tricks and tools for automating the process.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Bolstering Autistic College Students’ Mental Health and WellnessHRSA Disclaimer

In this January webinar, Dr. Brett Nachman discussed how autistic college students make sense of and reconcile challenges related to their mental health and wellness.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Pivoting for Success: Using Community-Based Participatory Research During the Twin PandemicsHRSA Disclaimer

Held in January, this roundtable of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) practitioners discussed how pivots have been essential during the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice to continue advancing the work.

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Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Overdose Prevention, Future of Food

Big Ideas in Overdose Prevention for 2022HRSA Disclaimer

Held in January, the National Overdose Prevention Network discussed 5 big ideas in overdose prevention. Speakers also previewed a series of upcoming workshops, trainings, and learning opportunities in 2022.

The Future of Food is Medicine ResearchHRSA Disclaimer

Held in January, Food & Society at the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation launched the Food is Medicine Research Action Plan. The Research Action Plan was developed over the course of 18 months of stakeholder engagement and guided by a group of expert advisors.

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International Society for Autism ResearchHRSA Disclaimer

Cultural Diversity Career Advancement Program (C-CAP) Grant Writing WebinarsHRSA Disclaimer

The C-CAP Grant Writing webinar included discussions on the mechanisms available to international researchers to apply for and obtain grants for research and/or clinical work with low to middle income international populations, as well as underrepresented minorities in the United States and other countries.

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