HRSA Funding Opportunities

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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Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN)

Applications due: April 10, 2023

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multisite research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building to conduct timely, innovative, high-quality, applied life course intervention research studies that have the potential to be translated into practice. The LCT-RN will promote child health and health equity across the lifespan. The findings from these studies are expected to inform MCHB program planning, policymaking, and evidence-based practice from a life course perspective.

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Health Resources and Services Administration

Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule UpdateHRSA Disclaimer

On December 30, 2022, HRSA accepted as final the Bright Futures recommended update to the HIV screening guideline: the recommended range for universal HIV screening is now between the 15- and 21-year visits. The update to the Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule will be incorporated as of spring 2023, and certain health plans and health insurance issuers offering certain coverage must include coverage for certain preventive services, including those provided for in the HRSA-supported preventive services guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents. For more details, please refer to the Bright Futures Federal Register NoticeHRSA Disclaimer.

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Women’s Preventive Services InitiativeHRSA Disclaimer

Women’s Preventive Services Recommendations AdoptedHRSA Disclaimer

Recommendations from WPSI, a program run by the ACOG through a cooperative agreement with HRSA, are intended to guide clinical practice and coverage of preventive services for HRSA and other stakeholders. Recommendations accepted in December 2022 were developed and updated to advance access to evidence-based preventive care. They include:

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Guidance on Pediatric Streptococcal Infection Rise | Children’s Oral Health Recommendations

CDC Guidance on Pediatric Invasive Group A Streptococcal InfectionsHRSA Disclaimer

This news article summarizes CDC information about the rise of pediatric invasive group A streptococcal infections among children. It includes how the bacteria is spread, the symptoms, those who are at increased risk of contracting the infection, and recommendations for providers. The CDC encourages the public to learn about the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, and cellulitis, and seek care if they think they or any family members may have one of these infections. Everyone is encouraged to stay up to date on flu and varicella vaccines.

Update to Recommendations on Children’s Oral HealthHRSA Disclaimer

These updated recommendations for pediatricians can help families maintain and improve children’s oral health. Pediatricians can help families improve oral health by advising them to reduce or eliminate key risk factors for dental caries such as a high sugar diet, frequent snacking, lack of a dental home, and tooth decay in the child’s caregivers and siblings. Counseling families to avoid sugary drinks while encouraging brushing and flossing regularly is also suggested.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Expanding the Perinatal Workforce through Medicaid Coverage of Doula and Midwifery ServicesHRSA Disclaimer

This toolkit is designed to assist state health officials in improving maternal and infant health outcomes and the health systems that support care delivery for pregnant and postpartum people and their infants. Medicaid coverage of doula and midwifery services has the potential to improve birth outcomes especially for low-income individuals and people of color. The toolkit outlines key Medicaid policy considerations for implementing doula and midwifery services perinatally and postpartum.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentHRSA Disclaimer

Youth Injured by Firearms at Risk for Subsequent Mental Health DisordersHRSA Disclaimer

This science update outlines an NIH-funded study that suggests that firearm injuries may increase the risk of mental health disorders more than other kinds of traumatic injuries, and children injured by firearms may benefit from mental health screening. Children and teens injured by a firearm were 50% more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the year after the injury compared to children and teens injured in a motor vehicle crash.

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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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Training & Educational Webinars

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Women’s Preventive Services Initiative OverviewHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
3:00pm to 4:30pm ET

Dr. Diana Ramos, California Surgeon General and WPSI Advisory Panel Member, will conduct this webinar on:

  • HRSA’s cooperative agreement with ACOG to develop, review, and update recommendations for women’s preventive health care services
  • HRSA-sponsored Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines – existing preventive service recommendations that help ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible
  • Opportunities for patients and providers to support implementation of the recommendations into standard clinical practice

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

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

Feasibility Study on Linking Administrative Data to Better Understand Child Maltreatment IncidenceHRSA Disclaimer

This September 2022 webinar highlighted promising practices and contextual and organizational factors related to using linked administrative data to understand the incidence of and risk and protective factors associated with child maltreatment.

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NIH Health Disparities GroupHRSA Disclaimer

Pregnancy: A Window to Address Health Inequities Across the LifecourseHRSA Disclaimer

In this December 2022 webinar, Claire E. Margerison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Michigan State University, presented on health inequities presented during pregnancy and how to address them.

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative HealthHRSA Disclaimer

What Can Research on Babies, Moms, Stress, and Substance Use Tell Us About Resilience?HRSA Disclaimer

This December 2022 lecture provided findings from Dr. Laura Stroud’s laboratory focused on revealing the earliest intergenerational transmission of maternal experiences and behaviors (particularly substance use) in fetuses and babies; the importance of understanding and intervening during sensitive periods; and the need for understanding the broader “exposome” including social and structural impacts.

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