HRSA Funding Opportunities

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, multi-site 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.

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Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Applications due: April 11, 2023

The purpose of this program is to increase the capacity of states, territories, and tribal organizations to integrate systems of care, including health, school, and community systems, to promote adolescent and young adult (youth) health and well-being.

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Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Applications due: April 11, 2023

The purpose of this demonstration program is to improve pediatric emergency care by supporting the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines for hospital emergency department (ED) and prehospital emergency medical services (EMS). This program will achieve this goal by supporting a multi-center research network that will demonstrate how conducting and disseminating rigorous clinical research advances equitable pediatric emergency care.

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MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Work Session 2.1: Successful Engagement with People with Lived ExperienceHRSA Disclaimer

The MCH Navigator released a new session for engaging people with lived experience and explains why it is important. This resource provides a ready-set-go approach with videos, a tool from the National MCH Workforce Development Center, and additional resources.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Childhood Obesity Guideline, Hospitalized Adolescents, Well Water Recommendations

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with ObesityHRSA Disclaimer

This first comprehensive guidance in 15 years highlights more evidence than ever that obesity treatment is safe and effective. Evidence-based recommendations on medical care for those age 2 and older are included. It is published in the February 2023 Pediatrics and includes an executive summary and two technical reports.

The Hospitalized AdolescentHRSA Disclaimer

New recommendations on the needs of adolescents who are hospitalized are included within this first policy statement on the topic, published in the February 2023 Pediatrics. An ideal setting for hospitalized adolescents as one that addresses their medical, legal, psychosocial, gender, equity, confidentiality, privacy, and educational needs while maintaining safety and limiting disruptions to their lives and the developmental tasks of typical adolescence. It also includes a clinical report on hospital care for adolescents who may have learning, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on the evaluation of their ability to participate in their care and assent to decisions

Drinking Water from Private Wells and Risks to ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

Updated recommendations for the inspection, testing, and remediation of private wells to provide safe drinking water for children are included within a policy statement and accompanying technical report. It is published in the February 2023 Pediatrics.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Rates of Autism Increase, but Numbers Don't Paint the Full PictureHRSA Disclaimer

Headlines over the past 20 years have signaled ever-increasing recognition of ASD. Now, in a new article published in Autism, AUCD describes their own estimates of how many children across Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Primary Care Network have been diagnosed with ASD. AUCD found highlights the importance of tracking and unpacking the numbers of diagnoses to identify areas for continued improvement and this includes improving data collection especially for populations that have been excluded in other studies.

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Influenza Activity, Alcohol Use, Screening, and Brief Intervention During Pregnancy, Substance Use and Syphilis During Pregnancy

Early and Increased Influenza Activity Among Children – Tennessee, 2022–23 Influenza SeasonHRSA Disclaimer

This report about influenza activity among children in Tennessee touched on several low-severity influenza seasons. The 2022–23 season in Tennessee has been characterized by earlier activity, higher rates of pediatric hospitalization, and a higher rate of symptomatic illness among children than among adults or during past seasons. The report encourages anyone over the age of 6 months to receive their flu vaccination, avoid contact with ill persons, and take influenza antivirals if recommended and prescribed.

Alcohol Use, Screening, and Brief Intervention Among Pregnant Persons – 24 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2017 and 2019HRSA Disclaimer

This report provides information about alcohol use during pregnancy being a major preventable cause of adverse alcohol-related outcomes, including birth defects and developmental disabilities. Alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) is an evidence-based primary care tool that has been shown to prevent or reduce alcohol consumption during pregnancy; interventions have resulted in an increase in the proportion of pregnant women reporting abstinence.

Substance Use Among Persons with Syphilis During Pregnancy – Arizona and Georgia, 2018–2021HRSA Disclaimer

This report provides information on the prevalence of substance use among persons with syphilis during pregnancy in Arizona and Georgia being nearly twice as high among those with a congenital syphilis pregnancy outcome (48.1%) as among those without this outcome (24.6%). Approximately one half of persons who used substances during pregnancy and had a congenital syphilis pregnancy outcome had late or no prenatal care and encourages the need for syphilis screening and treatment should be addressed at every health care encounter during pregnancy, especially among persons using substances.

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National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Understanding How Digital Media Affects Child DevelopmentHRSA Disclaimer

This NIH Science Update provides information on how digital media affects child development. Technology and digital media have become ubiquitous parts of our daily lives. Screen time among children and adolescents was high before COVID-19 emerged, and it has further risen during the pandemic, thanks in part to the lack of in-person interactions.

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National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentHRSA Disclaimer

Depression Treatment and Breastfeeding Advice During and After PregnancyHRSA Disclaimer

A study suggests physicians may want to offer depression treatment and breastfeeding advice to mothers with depression during and after pregnancy. Researchers know that children born to mothers who have depression in pregnancy are at risk for developmental delays but haven’t known why. Now, this study suggests that depression persisting after pregnancy and reduced breastfeeding may account for at least part of the increased risk. Based on their results, researchers conclude that physicians may be able to reduce this risk by offering treatment for depression both during and after pregnancy and by counseling new mothers on how to breastfeed successfully.

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Office of Planning, Research & EvaluationHRSA Disclaimer

Virtual Home Visiting Lessons, Adoption Follow-Up Study

Virtual Home Visiting during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Research, Practice, and PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

This report provides information about the lessons learned from research, practice, and policy related to virtual home visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides benefits, drawbacks, and challenges of virtual home visiting service delivery to ensure that what has been learned during the COVID-19 pandemic can be used to help improve home visiting going forward.

National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being Adoption Follow-Up Study: Findings ReportHRSA Disclaimer

This report provides information on the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adoption Study examining the extent to which children who exit foster care to adoption experience instability as well as risk and protective factors for several types of formal and informal instability. This study also sought to understand those services and supports received by families who have adopted children who exited foster care.

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Training & Educational

Maternal Health Learning & Innovation CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Centering Equity in Maternal Health Innovation through Policy and EngagementHRSA Disclaimer

In this online learning module includes an overview of current maternal health data in the U.S. and some common definitions of equity. It outlines ways to center equity in maternal health through probing questions and areas for consideration. Numerous resources, including videos, links to external websites and documents, and interactive quizzes are woven throughout to make the content accessible and relevant.

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Training & Educational Webinars

MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Teaching MCH Policy and AdvocacyHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, February 17, 2023
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

This webinar will be focused on policy and advocacy, two topics that have consistently ranked of high interest, but low self-perceived efficacy by users of the MCH Navigator's online self-assessment tool. Participants will acquire skills to teach an array of MCH law and policy skills and create MCH policy advocacy strategies.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

The Autism Society of America's Vaccine Education Initiative: Connect and ProtectHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm ET

The Autism Society of America's Vaccine Education Initiative has increased vaccine education, confidence, and accessibility throughout the autism community. Join this discussion on health equity to learn about grassroots messaging, key lessons learned, evidence-based practices, and opportunities for community impact.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Roadmapping Your Child’s Skill Set for Life’s TransitionsHRSA Disclaimer

Friday, March 24, 2023
1:00pm to 3:30pm ET

This conference is on autism for parents, advocates, and community. The content will be offered in English, Spanish and Korean.

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