HRSA Funding Opportunities

Infant, Child, and Adolescent Preventive Services (ICAPS) Program with Additional Funding for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Activities

Applications due: December 14, 2022

This program will help care providers and care teams provide optimal health promotion and preventive services to infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families through these 2 programs:

  1. Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation: Reviews evidence to support recommendations for updated evidence-based preventive services guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as advancement of innovations in health promotion and preventive services for these populations.
  2. Advancing Systems/TA for Healthy Tomorrows, Healthy Tomorrows Resource Center: Provides technical assistance to entities receiving HRSA grant funding under the Healthy Tomorrows Program and assist such entities in carrying out such grant awards.

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Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care

Applications due: January 3, 2023

The program will enhance engagement of families of CYSHCN and individuals with lived experience, within the systems that serve them. Family engagement is patients, families, their representatives, and health professionals working in active partnership at various levels across the health care system to improve health and health care. The program will achieve this through 2 projects:

  1. National leadership on family engagement to support MCH programs that serve CYSHCN.
  2. Technical assistance and training to 59 HRSA-funded F2F HICs.

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Children’s Safety Network

Applications due: January 4, 2023

The program will increase the capacity of Title V agencies to adopt and implement evidence-based child and adolescent safety programs, practices, and policies, with a specific focus on injury and violence prevention-related Title V performance and outcome measures. It will reduce infant, child, and adolescent injury hospitalizations and deaths by:

  • Providing TA and capacity-building services to agencies, implementing learning collaboratives.
  • Developing and disseminating up-to-date resources.
  • Maintaining a coalition of national, state, and local agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Increasing coordination with MCHB programs, resource centers, and partner organizations.

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Applications due: January 19, 2023

By expanding the DBP workforce, children with a range of concerns will have increased access to evaluation and services that address medical and psychosocial development. The program will:

  • Prepare DBP fellows and other long-term trainees for leadership roles as teachers, investigators, and clinicians.
  • Build workforce capacity to evaluate for, diagnose, or rule out DD, including autism and other behavioral health concerns.
  • Prepare trainees to participate in clinical care and research training across the range of behavioral and developmental health concerns.
  • Provide psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise to pediatric practitioners, residents, and medical students.
  • Provide TA to strengthen systems of care for children who may have autism or other DD and their families.

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National Center for a System of Services for CYSHCN

Applications due: January 26, 2023

The Blueprint for Change: Guiding Principles for a System of Services for CYSHCN is a national agenda to improve health and well-being for CYSHCN and their families. This program will advance the system of services for CYSHCN by supporting the implementation of it. It will also aid those who serve CYSHCN and their families by implementing strategies in health equity, CYSHCN and family well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services. The National Center will support implementation by:

  1. Developing a Blueprint Implementation Roadmap that identifies actionable steps to implement the Blueprint for Change at the research, policy, and practice levels.
  2. Assisting states, communities, and other stakeholders to implement this Roadmap.

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MCH Nutrition Training Program

Applications due: February 2, 2023

This program will promote the healthy nutrition of mothers, children, and families by establishing and enhancing nutrition centers of excellence to train future and current MCH nutrition professionals. It provides interdisciplinary graduate-level training in MCH nutrition and collaborates with the Title V MCH Block Grant Program and other MCH programs to provide continuing education and TA to local, state, and national organizations serving MCH populations.

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MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (MCH FIRST)

Applications due: February 7, 2023

The purpose of the program is to advance the health and well-being of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. The program aims to improve health equity by supporting groundbreaking intervention research to influence clinical practice, health care services, and early interventions for underserved communities. The program provides an opportunity for researchers to explore diverse MCH topics of regional and national significance.

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Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (Autism SDAR)

Applications due: February 13, 2023

The Autism SDAR program supports applied research through analysis of existing databases and/or administrative records to determine the evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the physical and behavioral health of children and adolescents with autism and other DD across the lifespan, with a focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, and limited access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for ASD/DD.

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Applications due: February 13, 2023

The MCH SDAR program supports applied research through analysis of existing databases and/or administrative records to improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of health care services and health outcomes for MCH populations.

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

National Survey of Children’s Health Data Brief: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

The NSCH is the largest national and state-level survey on the health and health care needs of children ages 0 to 17, their families, and their communities. This data brief provides key findings from the 2021 NSCH.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Physician Wellness | Protecting Children from Magnets | Surge of Respiratory Viruses

Safety Standard to Protect Children from High-Powered MagnetsHRSA Disclaimer

A new safety standard for high-powered magnets, which will protect children from the serious injuries or death that can occur when 2 or more magnets are ingested is described. The magnet set rule is in response to an ever-growing number of hazardous magnet ingestions among children. According to the CPSC, there were an estimated 2,500 magnet ingestions treated in emergency departments in 2021 that were caused by products that are now included in the new safety standard.

Updated Guidance on Physician WellnessHRSA Disclaimer

This report, summarizing the article published in the November 2022 Pediatrics, describes protective factors and recommendations to confront and remedy significant stressors within the pediatric profession that have resulted in increased physician burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surge of Respiratory Viruses in ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

With multiple respiratory viruses placing a strain on health care systems, especially children’s hospitals, the CDC has issued a Health Alert Network Health Advisory on RSV, influenza viruses, SARS-CoV-2 and rhinovirus/enterovirus. A summary of respiratory virus tracking efforts by the CDC as well as recommendations and considerations for health care providers is provided.

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Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsHRSA Disclaimer

State Health Officials Urge Families to Take Preventive Measures During Current Respiratory Virus SurgeHRSA Disclaimer

Given the rise in respiratory illness activity across the country and increasing strain on hospitals, this statement from state and territorial public health officials urges parents and families to take precautions against respiratory viruses now. Staying healthy will also avoid putting strain on hospital systems.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Child’s Health Is the Public’s Health

Preparing for unexpected events is an important part of keeping children safe and healthy all year long. Events like the spread of a serious infection, an explosion, an earthquake, or a weather event such as a hurricane, may cause health problems for large numbers of people, and especially for children. This article summarizes progress made on including children’s needs during emergencies and future research directions.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

States Address School Vaccine Mandates and Mask MandatesHRSA Disclaimer

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to add COVID-19 vaccines to the recommended pediatric immunization schedule. While most health care providers follow ACIP guidance when making vaccine recommendations for their patients, adding vaccines to the CDC’s pediatric immunization schedule does not constitute a vaccine mandate. State governments determine school immunization requirements for their jurisdictions. This map highlights current approaches to school COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements in each state.

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National Institutes of Health

Caffeine During Pregnancy and Child HeightHRSA Disclaimer

This article summarizes findings from a study conducted by NIH on the association of maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy with child growth, published in JAMA Network Open in October 2022. Exposure to caffeine in the womb, even in small amounts, may lead to shorter height in childhood, suggests an analysis by researchers.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

$27 Million Pediatric Mental Health Care Investment

The HHS, through HRSA, announced awards of nearly $27 million to improve and expand mental health care for children. This funding will offer timely mental health support to children and adolescents by training pediatricians and other children’s health care providers in treating mental health conditions and by providing tele-consultation to bring mental health expert support directly to pediatric primary care providers.

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Training & Educational

MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

MCHsmart | MCHwork

MCHsmartHRSA Disclaimer

Using the MCH Leadership competencies as a guide, MCHsmart delivers the core content of a structured program in a format that is accessible to MCH professionals at all career levels, students, and current/future faculty. Learners work at their own pace and choose how deeply they want to explore the knowledge areas and skills for each competency.

MCHwork: Transforming LearningHRSA Disclaimer

The NMCHWDC and the MCH Navigator have teamed up to share a new microlearning program, MCHwork. This ongoing program draws upon the evidence-based theory of spaced microlearning to ensure that learning happens in small bursts at regular intervals to maximize the learning process. In 2022, issues of MCHwork centered around equity: Asset Framing for Equity, Creating Equity Opportunities, and Equity-Informed Choices.

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Training & Educational Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH – Partnering with Community Doulas in Research: Agenda Setting and Program Evaluations

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

In light of inequities in maternal and infant health, it is essential to explore inclusive systems of care such as doula care through pilot programs and Medicaid coverage of doula services. As researchers develop, test, and evaluate the impact of these efforts, it is vital to include the voices of community doulas, doula clients, and communities of color, who are often excluded from decision-making related to how research is conducted. Join us for a presentation led by Cassondra Marshall, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor in Residence in the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Anu Manchikanti Gómez, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity (SHARE) Program; and Alli Cuentos, a mama, daughter, sister, partner, creative, and birth and full-spectrum doula. She is a co-founder of SisterWeb San Francisco Community Doula Network and currently serves as the Director of Evaluations.

  • Learn about a stakeholder-engagement process to identifying a research agenda for community doula care;
  • Identify priority areas for future research related to community doula care; and
  • Describe opportunities and challenges to conducting partnered evaluations of community doula programs.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH: The Impact of Community Doulas on Reducing Health Disparities in MCH Populations

This EnRICH webinar had a focus on the impact of community doulas reducing health disparities in MCH populations. Speakers discussed the role of the community doula and existing models that are most used, the current state of research and the impact of community doulas on MCH and effective integration of community doulas into MCH services to reduce inequities. An archive of the multimedia presentation is accompanied by a document listing all answered questions that speakers did not have time to address during the event.

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