HRSA Funding Opportunities

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. There is a funding special consideration for applicants from minority serving institutions, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations serving mainly underserved populations.

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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. There is a funding special consideration for applicants from minority serving institutions, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations serving mainly underserved populations.

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National Center for Newborn Screening System Excellence (NBS Excel)

Applications due: February 13, 2023

This program will fund 1 organization to support state NBS programs and stakeholders on a nationwide basis by:

  • Providing leadership, TA, and quality improvement expertise
  • Collecting data to identify barriers to health equity and equitable access to NBS services
  • Enhancing state performance in NBS
  • Providing subject matter expertise, TA and training, education, and other resources to promote engagement, participation, and leadership by those with heritable disorders at all levels of the NBS

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State NBS Priorities Program (NBS Propel)

Applications due: February 13, 2023

The purpose is to support state/territory NBS programs by:

  • Addressing state/territory-specific challenges
  • Pursue priorities to enhance, improve, and expand the NBS
  • Improve on NBS timeliness
  • Support implementation of new conditions
  • Increase access to treatment and follow-up activities for those with conditions identified through NBS

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MCH EvidenceHRSA Disclaimer

National Evidence-based/Informed Strategy Measures Summary (PDF)

This summary examines trends across 756 ESMs detail sheets and action plans from all 59 states and jurisdictions for the 2022 application/2020 annual report of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.

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Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research & EvaluationHRSA Disclaimer

Tribal Early Childhood Home Visiting | Fathers and Continuous Child Welfare System Learning | Kindergarten Transition Activities

Tribal Early Childhood Home VisitingHRSA Disclaimer

This report, Assessing Effectiveness of Early Childhood Home Visiting Models Implemented with Tribal Populations, shares information on the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project review on research of the effectiveness of early childhood home visiting programs used in tribal communities. The research review includes 77 manuscripts that spanned 32 early childhood home visiting models. Findings and methods of the review are provided in the report.

Fathers and Continuous Child Welfare System LearningHRSA Disclaimer

This report, Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare: Descriptive Evaluation Design Report, describes the approach to the Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare study. The aims of the study were to:

  • Describe potential strategies and approaches for engaging fathers and paternal relatives in the child welfare system
  • Assess the promise of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) as a continuous quality improvement (CQI) framework
  • Assess the extent to which child welfare agencies experienced a shift in organizational culture after implementing the BSC

Kindergarten Transition ActivitiesHRSA Disclaimer

This report, Studying Combinations of Kindergarten Transition Activities Available to Children and Families, examined combinations of kindergarten transition activities reported by both kindergarten teachers and parents within the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort of 2011 dataset. It aimed to gain a comprehensive picture of supports that families experience.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Pediatrician Guidance on Fentanyl | Face Mask Protection for CYSHCN | Care of CYSHCN During the Pandemic | Common Pediatric Emergency Care Conditions | Cerebral Palsy Treatment Guidance | Respiratory Virus Guidance | Family Referral Guide Translations

Pediatrician Guidance on FentanylHRSA Disclaimer

This article, Fentanyl a rising threat to child health: What pediatricians should know, about the rise of fentanyl drug overdose among adolescents explains how trends correlate with the rising adulteration of the illicit and unregulated drug supply with nonprescribed fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other NSOs. Recommendations to address the rise of fentanyl are provided.

Face Mask Protection for CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

This article, AAP emphasizes use of face masks to protect children with special health needs, provides information about how wearing face masks continues to be an important way to protect CYSHCN who are especially vulnerable to severe disease from COVID-19. Guidance and supporting resources are provided in this news release.

Care of CYSHCN During the PandemicHRSA Disclaimer

Caring for CYSHCN During the COVID-19 Pandemic, an AAP clinical guidance, was updated on December 6. This includes reducing community transmission, individual protection against disease, and access to educational and health care services

Common Pediatric Emergency Care ConditionsHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP, as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, has released Choosing Wisely: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in the Practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine an evidence-based list of common pediatric conditions seen frequently in emergency care settings where clinicians and families can partner to safely avoid unnecessary tests.

Cerebral Palsy Treatment GuidanceHRSA Disclaimer

This AAP news release, Major Health Organizations Release Guidance on Identifying, Treating Cerebral Palsy, summarizes information about the updated guidance for physicians within the clinical report, Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy. The clinical report and an accompanying executive summary detail the definition, manifestations, and management of cerebral palsy and were published in the December 2022 Pediatrics.

Respiratory Infection GuidanceHRSA Disclaimer

This news release, AAP Offers Guidance on RSV Prophylaxis, Handling Surge of Pediatric Patients with Respiratory Infections, offers information about 2 sets of published interim guidance on prophylaxis for children at high risk of complications from RSV and in handling the surge of patients filling hospital beds, emergency departments, and doctor’s offices.

Family Referral Guide TranslationsHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP offers this free guide focused on supporting families and caregivers whose child has a developmental concern in Spanish and English. Pediatric practices can customize this guide with information about local referral resources, and then use the guide to support families/caregivers in understanding what to do if a developmental concern has been identified. The guide also illustrates the importance of following through with developmental referrals.

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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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Training & Educational

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Mentorship ProjectHRSA Disclaimer

Mentee applications due: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The Mentorship Project was launched to provide MCH programs with expert mentorship focused on growing and strengthening their program and/or addressing specific programmatic challenges. Accepted mentees are matched with expert mentors who best fit their programmatic needs and goals. Only ATMCH members are eligible to be mentors, but membership is free. Email interest, availability, areas of expertise, curriculum vitae, questions to Julie McDougal, UAB School of Public Health.

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22nd Annual Alabama Autism ConferenceHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, February 24, 2023
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL and Online

The latest research regarding the diagnosis and treatment of autism will be presented. The purpose of the conference is to build upon the vision of creating better services for individuals affected by autism by educating our medical professionals, service providers, parents, and teachers, and developing relationships across the state. Register to be part of an in-person audience or attend online.

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Food Insecurity ECHO | Rural Pediatrics Obesity ECHO

Food Insecurity ECHOHRSA Disclaimer

Starts Thursday, January 26, 2023
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Primary care practices are encouraged to join a 6-session (January through June) monthly online learning collaborative aimed to educate and support primary care professionals on developing and sustaining approaches in pediatric practice to support children and families facing food insecurity. Participants choose from 2 tracks, one with 2 required QI coaching sessions.

Rural Pediatrics: Obesity ECHOHRSA Disclaimer

Starts Thursday, January 5, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

Primary care clinicians and other health professionals in rural, frontier, and underserved areas who serve pediatric populations are invited to join this 4-month (January through April, 1st and 3rd Thursdays) learning collaborative. This ECHO will serve as a forum to increase the knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy of professionals to effectively identify and provide best-practice care to address the complex needs of pediatric patients suffering from obesity in their communities.

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Training & Educational Webinars

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AIR-P Presents: Environmental Health and Gene-Environment in Relation to Autism

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

This webinar will review literature on environmental factors and gene-environment interactions for autism and related traits. Gaps and needs for future research studies will also be discussed.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH – The National Survey of Children’s Health: Current Opportunities and Future Directions

This September 2022 webinar discussed basic characteristics of the design and content of the NSCH and how those characteristics impact the ability to address questions of interest related to children’s health and well-being, key findings from the NSCH, and innovations being implemented as part of the NSCH.

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Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research, & EvaluationHRSA Disclaimer

Measuring and Supporting Child-Teacher Interactions: A State and Tribal Story

This April 2022 webinar focused on measuring and supporting child-teacher interactions from a state and tribal perspective. The presentation included information on fostering, measuring, and studying culturally responsive child-teacher interactions for indigenous children in Alaska early care and education programs and fostering, measuring, and studying responsive child-teacher interactions to improve infant and toddler language and learning in Georgia early care and education programs.

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