HRSA Funding Opportunities

Maternal and Child Health Services

Applications due: August 12, 2022

The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program is to enable each state to:

  • Assure mothers and children access to quality MCH services
  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Provide access to prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care to women
  • Increase the number of low-income children who receive regular health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services
  • Provide access to preventive and primary care services for low-income children as well as rehabilitative services for CSHCN
  • Implement family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for CSHCN
  • Provide toll-free hotlines and assistance with applying for services to pregnant women with infants and children who are eligible for Title XIX (Medicaid)

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State Systems Development Initiative

Applications due: August 24, 2022

The purpose of the program is to improve MCH outcomes in the 59 states and jurisdictions by increasing capacity to collect, analyze, and use reliable data for state/jurisdiction Title V policy and program development. These funds support expansion of data linkages of key MCH datasets for analysis; improved access to and analysis of health equity data; and translation of data into action at the state/jurisdictional level.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Blueprint for Change: A National Framework for a System of Services for CYSHCN

The Blueprint for Change is a national framework for a system of services for CYSHCN where they enjoy a full life and thrive in their community from childhood through adulthood. The framework is described in a series of articles that comprise a supplement in PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer. Together, they describe:

  • Sizeable, diverse population of CYSHCN
  • Public health role in building a well-functioning system of services
  • Rationale, guiding assumptions, principles, and strategies to achieve the vision
  • Critical areas of equity, quality of life, access to services, and financing of services

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

The Unwinding of the COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyHRSA Disclaimer

This fact sheet presents opportunities for MCH professionals and advocates and Title V programs to protect coverage for children and families during the 2022 Medicaid redetermination process.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Visual System Brain Development Implicated in Infants Who Develop AutismHRSA Disclaimer

For the first time, scientists have found that brain difference in the visual brain systems of infants who later develop autism are associated with inherited genetic factors. This research shows that brain changes in the size, white matter integrity, and functional connectivity of the visual processing systems of 6-month-olds are evident well before they show symptoms of autism in toddlers.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Improving School Readiness May Yield Long-Term Education and Earnings Benefits | Utilizing Data as a Key Resource in Developing Equitable Pre-K Systems

Simulation Results Suggest That Improving School Readiness May Yield Long-Term Education and Earnings BenefitsHRSA Disclaimer

In this brief, the authors describe the Social Genome Model (SGM) and application of the model to simulate the potential effects of services, resources, and programs provided during the preschool years—which affect whether a child is ready for school at age 5—on children’s outcomes in elementary school, middle school, and into adulthood.

Data Is a Key Resource in Developing Equitable Pre-K SystemsHRSA Disclaimer

Policymakers, advocates, and researchers often use data to make decisions about how to expand the availability of Pre-K, to better understand Pre-K’s effects on academics and social-emotional development, and to target available funding to meet the early education needs of “high needs” communities. The authors of this blog post introduce the Pre-K Data Equity Framework, a tool being developed to help decisionmakers identify, organize, and connect different types of Pre-K data to shed light on inequities and progress toward equitable goals.

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Kaiser Family FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

Climate Change and Health Equity: Key Questions and AnswersHRSA Disclaimer

This brief:

  • Provides an overview of the impact of climate and climate change on health
  • Identifies who is at increased risk for negative health impacts associated with climate change
  • Explains why there is a growing focus on climate change and health
  • Reviews recent federal efforts to address climate change and health equity.

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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's HealthHRSA Disclaimer

A New Way to Assess the Quality and Impact of Children’s Screen TimeHRSA Disclaimer

The CDC reports that kids ages 8 to 18 spend an average of 7.5 hours each day in front of a screen for entertainment. This brief describes early findings from a new field of research called “Screenomics” used to analyze digital behavior and how these findings may inform mental wellness approaches for children.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

How States Are Improving Access to Rural Behavioral Health ServicesHRSA Disclaimer

The pandemic brought renewed attention to the need for better access to behavioral health services, particularly in rural areas. This NASHP map presents how states are taking steps to increase access, improve networks, and leverage telehealth services.

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Training & Educational

Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer, Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Journal Writing and Publishing WorkshopHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, June 17, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Wednesday, July 22, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

Dr. Timothy Dye, Editor-in-Chief of the MCH Journal, is leading two writing and publishing workshops for authors who are submitting to the forthcoming supplement, Public Health Approaches to Perinatal and Substance Use. Each workshop covers the same content and is divided into two parts. The first hour is a didactic learning session, and the second is reserved for office hours.

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Training & Educational Webinars

Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Autism in Girls and WomenHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET

In this webinar, Dr. Christine Wu Nordahl will provide an overview of current research focused on understanding autism in girls and women. Topics will include biological and clinical theories about:

  • Difference in the sex ratio of autism
  • Current insights into neurobiological sex differences in autism
  • Unique challenges faced by autistic girls and women

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Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Big Ideas in Overdose Prevention: Be Willing to PivotHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

The evidence behind effective overdose prevention strategies is constantly evolving. Being willing to pivot is a key skill that organizations must adapt to keep its strategies current and effective. This webinar will highlight the importance of being willing to pivot our overdose prevention practices in a rapidly changing crisis.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

AcademyHealthHRSA Disclaimer

Future of Nursing Research 2020–2030: What’s Next for Nursing Research and Policy?HRSA Disclaimer

This webinar featured presentations and a discussion among members of the research team coordinated by AcademyHealth that supported the 2021 report Future of Nursing 2020–2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. Presenters identified and discussed the key data gaps and need for a coordinated multi-sector research agenda linking nursing to equity.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Building Equity-Centered EvaluationsHRSA Disclaimer

During this May 2022 virtual roundtable, AMCHP’s Equity, Epidemiology, and Evaluation team presented on the Equitable Evaluation Framework and how to apply equitable evaluation activities to telehealth work.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Tele-Therapy for Autism During COVID-19: A Survey of Parents in Southern CaliforniaHRSA Disclaimer

In this webinar, Dr. Kristen Choi discussed emerging evidence on using telehealth to deliver therapy to children with ASD (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis). Using data from a recent survey of parents in Southern California, the mental health impact of the pandemic on parents and their children were discussed, as well as how COVID-related stress affected perceptions of telehealth.

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Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Big Ideas in Overdose Prevention: Reach People Where They’re AtHRSA Disclaimer

A lack of accessibility to overdose prevention resources presents large challenges, particularly in rural communities. This discussion with Dr. Maridee Shogren from Don't Quit the Quit, a program that supports pregnant and postpartum people in rural North Dakota who are in recovery, explored ways to reach people where they’re at—whether that’s in rural America or other underserved communities.

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National Institute for Health Care ManagementHRSA Disclaimer

Mental Health Solutions: Improving CareHRSA Disclaimer

During this May 2022 webinar, mental health leaders who are working to improve access to mental health care discussed:

  • Guidance on navigating mental health—including diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
  • Community and peer support for mental health and the work to transform care to be culturally responsive care and focused on social inclusion
  • Providing high value and appropriate support such as integrating behavioral health into primary care

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