HRSA Funding Opportunities

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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Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs

Applications due: September 8, 2022

The purpose of this program is to increase the effective design, implementation, and monitoring of evidence-based or -informed strategies by Title V MCH Block Grant programs in order to improve MCH. The goals of the program include:

  • Increased ability of Title V agencies to effectively design, implement, and monitor evidence-based or -informed strategies
  • Increased number of NPM goals achieved each year that contribute to meeting the goals of the Title V NOMs
  • Increased contribution to the evidence base from states and jurisdictions’ implementation of evidence-based or -informed strategies
  • Enhanced and increased publicly available digital resources related to MCH

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Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

Applications due: October 12, 2022

The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. A successful HTPCP project will accomplish the following objectives during the 5-year period of performance:

  • Implement an innovative project to promote preventive child health services with at least one measurable outcome.
  • Form new collaborative relationships with at least 3 community and/or statewide partners.
  • Develop a sustainability plan that includes at least 3 community partnerships and at least 1 funding strategy.
  • If applicable, assess improvement in health promotion and prevention efforts through the use of materials and/or anticipatory guidance from the Bright Futures for Infants, Children, and Adolescents initiative.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Monkeypox Guidance | Gun-Related Deaths among Children During Pandemic | CPR Guidance for Children with COVID-19 | Parechovirus in Infants

AAP Experts Answer Pediatricians’ Questions on MonkeypoxHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP answers pediatricians’ most frequently asked questions about how to prevent, recognize, test for and treat monkeypox. There have been only two reported cases of monkeypox within children reported by the CDC but emphasizes that some children may be at risk for severe disease if they are infected.

Study Finds Increase in Gun-Related Deaths Among Children, Adolescents During PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

Researchers analyzed gun-related deaths in children under 18 years from 2014–2021 and found that deaths from guns increased after the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The findings from this study support a CDC study earlier this year that found a spike in youth firearm-related homicides and suicides in 2002. Recommendations from AAP include to not keep guns in the home or to keep them locked and unloaded with ammunition locked separately.

AHA Updates Guidance for CPR of Children with COVID-19HRSA Disclaimer

The update to the guidance for CPR of Children with COVID-19 outlines strategies to protect health care providers performing CPR and achieve the best possible outcomes for children who are resuscitated. It is strongly recommended that all health care providers receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to reduce their risks.

CDC Issues Advisory of Parechovirus Infections in InfantsHRSA Disclaimer

In this news article, health officials are asking clinicians to be on the lookout for infants with parechovirus (PeV) infection after multiple states reported infections. The article provides common symptoms, testing information, and transmission information. It is recommended that clinicians should use contact, droplet, and standard precautions.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

How States are Adapting COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Children Under 5HRSA Disclaimer

States are attempting to address access by expanding it in community settings, addressing provider barriers, expanding partnerships with social services and developing communication resources for providers, developing toolkits and communications across platforms, and partnering with schools on messaging.

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Training & Educational

MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Individual + Policy, System, and Environmental Conceptual Model | Equity-Informed Choices Course

Individual +Policy, System, and Environmental (I+PSE) Conceptual ModelHRSA Disclaimer

This training contains tailored learning opportunities that serve as building blocks to drive Title V MCH transformation by integrating direct service initiatives with policy (organizational/ public), system (simple/complex) and environmental (built/natural) approaches. These materials are centered on the I+PSE Conceptual Framework for Action and can support innovative strategies to advance Title V MCH nutrition services and other topical areas.

MCHwork: Making Equity-Informed ChoicesHRSA Disclaimer

This microlearning course for the summer 2022 quarter focuses on making equity-informed choices through a Ready-Set-Go approach.

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Training & Educational Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Title V Guidance Revision Listening SessionsHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, September 8, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET

MCHB's DSCH is hosting two virtual listening sessions to collect input and inform revisions to the Title V MCH Services Block Grant Guidance. DSCH is specifically seeking information about ways to:

  • Streamline the Guidance to reduce reporting burden
  • Improve the performance measure framework and its measures
  • Reflect health equity in the Guidance
  • Incorporate the Blueprint for Change and CYSHCN

DSCH welcomes input from all stakeholders and parties interested in their mission.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research InstituteHRSA Disclaimer

Next Steps for Families with a New DiagnosisHRSA Disclaimer

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
10:30 am to 12:00 pm ET

This virtual workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers of toddlers through elementary school-aged children who have been recently diagnosed with autism. It will provide an overview of ASD, diagnosis information, therapies and treatments, and tips and resources.

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Association of State Public Health NutritionistsHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Nutrition Council Quarterly TA on Integrating Nutrition into Title VHRSA Disclaimer

Thursday, September 15, 2022
2:00 to 3:00 pm EST

This quarterly webinar series will help MCH nutrition professionals better understand MCHB programs and identify ways to integrate nutrition into Title V. Email Sandy Perkins for more information.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

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MCH Journal Writing and Publishing WorkshopHRSA Disclaimer

Dr. Timothy Dye, Editor-in-Chief of the MCH Journal, led two writing and publishing workshops for authors submitting to the supplement, Public Health Approaches to Perinatal and Substance Use. The writing workshops cover the same content and included a didactic learning session and office hours.

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