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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National MCH Workforce Development CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Bias and Discrimination of LGBTQ Parents | Family Engagement

Health Care Bias and Discrimination Experienced by LGBTQ Parents of Children with DDsHRSA Disclaimer

This Journal of Pediatric Health Care article co-written by former Center member and Equity Core co-founder Emilee Coulter-Thompson, DrPH, LMSW, examines the impact of health care bias and discrimination on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer parents and their children with disabilities in the United States, including the timing of developmental screening and diagnosis.

Family Engagement Workbook (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

This workbook provides detailed steps for professionals who seek to authentically engage with people who have lived experience to improve policy, services, supports, systems of care, and health outcomes. It provides guidance for setting the stage to create trusting relationships and engage individuals with lived experience at the beginning of the work.

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Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fruit, Vegetable, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Young Children

This report summarizes results of a study on fruit, vegetable, and sugar-sweetened intake among children by state. It provides information about what is already known about the topic, the data findings from the National Survey of Children’s Health, and recommendations for healthy dietary practices among children.

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Association for Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Share Your How ProjectHRSA Disclaimer

Deadline extended!
Submissions due: Friday, March 17, 2023

During the plenary session of the upcoming May 2023 conference, Cultivating Diverse Leaders in Maternal & Child Health, the Share Your How project will be presented. AMCHP is asking for video, audio, and/or written submissions that explain how a community is developing its diverse leaders. Complete a short submission form and share a testimonial in under 3 minutes or 500 words. The organization will present submissions throughout the conference and might invite certain submittors to participate in the plenary.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Care for Children in Crowded EDs | Children’s Hospital Admission Quality and Safety | Measles Health Advisory | Shigella Infections on the Rise

Crowding in EDs: Challenges and Recommendations for the Care of ChildrenHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine released a statement published in the March 2023 edition of Pediatrics. ED crowding has negative impacts on patients, health care workers, and the community. The statement proposes solutions such as promoting the medical home and providing timely access to emergency care for children.

Direct Admission to Hospital for Children in the United StatesHRSA Disclaimer

This policy statement, published in the March 2023 edition of Pediatrics, presents recommendations to optimize the quality and safety of the direct hospital admission approach for children. The recommendations are intended to support the implementation of safe processes and to foster awareness of outcomes associated with it.

CDC Issues Measles Health Advisory HRSA Disclaimer

This AAP news article provides information about measles including who is most susceptible, how it is transmitted, how to reduce the likelihood of transmitting it, and advice to health care professionals. It was released after the CDC issued a Health Advisory for measles when a case was confirmed in an unvaccinated person who attended a large February gathering in Kentucky.

Extensively Drug-Resistant Shigella Infections on the RiseHRSA Disclaimer

The AAP news article discusses the CDC Health Advisory on the Shigella infection for which children are at higher risk. It explains that Shigella is on the rise, what it is, who is most susceptible, and that it is drug-resistant among the most used antibiotics.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child Nutrition | HPV Facts | Adolescent Violence, Sadness, and Suicide | Infant Cronobacter Infections

Good Nutrition Starts Early

This featured article from the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity provides information about good nutrition for children. Topics such as fruits and vegetables, foods to introduce first, drinks, and being a role model are covered. A table conveys fruit and vegetable serving sizes for different age ranges.

HPV Infection

This article provides information about HPV, or human papillomavirus, a common virus that can cause cancers later in life. It recommends a vaccine at age 11 to 12 years and provides resources on HPV basics and the cancers that can be caused by it.

Adolescents Are Experiencing Violence, Sadness, and Suicide Risk

This YRBSS trends report shows particularly stark increases in mental health challenges, experiences of violence, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors—especially among girls and youth who identify as a non-heterosexual identity. The article provides information on how the public can support schools as they are on the frontlines of the crisis.

Cronobacter Infection and Infants

This article provides information about how Cronobacter infections in infants less than 12 months old are often linked to powdered infant formula and how caregivers can take steps to protect their baby from sickness after understanding their risks.

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National Institute for Children's Health QualityHRSA Disclaimer

Supporting Indigenous Families for Improved Health OutcomesHRSA Disclaimer

Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, CEO of NICHQ, was invited to attend the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality meeting held at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He wrote this article to put a spotlight on challenges, disparities, and barriers to maternal care that American Indian and Alaska Native women and birthing people face, discuss contributing factors to indigenous maternal health disparities, and provide recommendations to translate intentions into impactful actions to support Indigenous families.

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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Study on Uterine Fibroids and the Birth Process

The NICHD conducted a study with over 2,500 pregnant women to look at how uterine fibroids during pregnancy affect newborn size and if the size of the newborn causes issues with labor. This science update summarizes its background, results, significance, and next steps.

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Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation

Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Professional Development | Measuring Child Well-Being

Professional Development Systems Supporting Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregiver Competencies

Competency-based professional development for teachers and caregivers is readily available through a number of online systems. This brief shares findings from an exploration of online, competency-based professional development conducted by the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies project.

Measuring Child Well-Being in Evaluations of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

This brief describes how Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education and Responsible Fatherhood programs might influence child well-being and provides recommendations for evaluators who want to measure child well-being in their studies which can be challenging.

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Training & Educational Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH Webinar

Monday, April 24, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Save the date and time for an upcoming EnRICH webinar. The EnRICH webinar series provides a national forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in applied and translational MCH research and practice. Each event features one or more speakers who are experts in the field.

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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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Healthy People 2030

Importance of Preventive Services and Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
2:00pm ET

Presenters will provide an overview of the three featured Healthy People 2030 preventive services objectives:

  1. Increase the proportion of persons who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza
  2. Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal care
  3. Reduce congenital syphilis

Progress made to date for these objectives, a presentation from the NACCHO on their work with local health departments, and lessons learned about preventive services uptake during the pandemic will also be covered.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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

In this December 2022 webinar, presenters covered a stakeholder-engagement process to identifying a research agenda for community doula care; priority areas for future research related to community doula care; and opportunities and challenges to conducting partnered evaluations of community doula programs.

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MCH NavigatorHRSA Disclaimer

Teaching MCH Policy and AdvocacyHRSA Disclaimer

This February 2023 webinar 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. Learn how to explain the basics of the U.S. policy process, teach about policy process and research, and appraise and apply MCH policy strategies.

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