HRSA Funding Opportunities

Integrated Maternal Health Services

Applications due: May 24

This program will foster the development and demonstration of integrated health services models. Models developed and demonstrated will support comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum people who experience health disparities and have limited access to basic social and health care services.

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Rural Health Care Coordination Program

Applications due: May 26

This program will promote rural health care services outreach by improving and expanding delivery of health care services through comprehensive care coordination strategies in rural areas. This initial seed funding should help implement creative community-based health solutions in rural communities to expand access to and coordination of care.

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Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Applications due: June 2

This program will promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting the planning and development of statewide, regional, or tribal pediatric mental health care tele-consult access programs. These networks of pediatric mental health care teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination support for pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions.

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Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Applications due: June 2

This program will expand health care providers’ capacity to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum people for maternal mental health and substance use disorders. Establishing, improving, and/or maintaining statewide or regional networks that provide real-time psychiatric consultation, care coordination support services, and culturally and linguistically appropriate training to maternity care providers and clinical practices will be needed. This program is also intended to help reduce maternal health inequities.

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State Maternal Health Innovation Program

Applications due: June 12

The purpose of this program is to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM) by supporting state-led demonstrations focused on improving maternal health and addressing maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming. This program also engages public health professionals, providers, payers, and consumers through state-led Maternal Health Task Forces. These Task Forces review state-specific maternal health data and then implement evidence-based interventions and innovations that address critical gaps. Funding for this program seeks to provide support to expand to new states focused on improving maternal health.

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Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions (MH-RC-MSI)

Applications due: June 12

The purpose of the MH-RC-MSI is to establish a multi-institutional research network that is comprised of and supports minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to build their capacity to conduct research addressing disparities in maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, and maternal health outcomes and to find community-based solutions to address these disparities and advance health equity. The Collaborative consists of two funding announcements.

MH-RC-MSI Research Centers (RCs)

MH-RC-MSI RCs will build the capacity of MSIs to conduct maternal health disparity research. The goal is to build the capacity for MSIs to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative maternal health research to fully understand and address the root causes of disparities in maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, and maternal health outcomes, and to find community-based solutions to address these disparities and advance health equity.

MH-RC-MSI Coordinating Center (CC)

MH-RC-MSI CC will provide technical assistance and other support to the RCs to help them build their institution’s research capacity in maternal health disparity research. The goal is to build the research capacity of the RCs or their partner MSI and other MSIs to conduct maternal health disparity research. The award recipient will also provide support in meeting the RCs’ project objectives. The CC will collect data to measure and evaluate the Collaborative’s impact and effectiveness, and enhance the RCs’ productivity, efficiency, and public health impact.

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Maternal and Child Health Services

Applications due: July 31

The purpose of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program is to enable each state to:

  • Assure mothers and children access to quality MCH services, especially for those with low incomes or limited availability of care
  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Provide access to prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care to women (especially low-income and at-risk pregnant women)
  • Increase the number of low-income children who receive regular health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services
  • Provide access to preventive and primary care services for low income children as well as rehabilitation services for CSHCN
  • Implement family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for CSHCN
  • Provide toll-free hotlines and assistance with applying for services to pregnant women with infants and children who are eligible for Medicaid

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Healthy Weight: Foundations in Early Childhood (PDF)

Healthy habits established in childhood have lifelong benefits. In 2021, with support from the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, questions about young children’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, and sugary drinks, and the time they spent playing outdoors were added to the NSCH. Together with existing questions about screen time and sleep, this brief presents the prevalence of 6 healthy weight behaviors among children 3-5 years in the United States.

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MCH EvidenceHRSA Disclaimer

National ESM Review | Evidence Accelerators Release | MCHbest Strategy Update

2023 Application/2021 Annual Report: National ESM Review (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

This summary examines general trends across 721 Evidence-based/informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) detail sheets and action plans from all 59 states and jurisdictions for the 2023 Application/2021 Annual Report of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.

What Works Evidence Accelerators Released for All 15 NPMsHRSA Disclaimer

The MCH Evidence Center has identified the latest strategies and practices as potential approaches for advancing each of the NPM topic areas. These 1-page What Works Research Accelerators summarize and update each of the current Evidence Analysis Reports and provide a framework to identify, understand, and implement “what works” in creating new or strengthening current ESMs.

MCHbest Strategy Database UpdatesHRSA Disclaimer

The MCH Evidence Center is pleased to share Phase 1 of the MCHbest database: the Bank of Evidence-linked Strategies and Tools. The database aggregates sample evidence-based/informed (“evidence-linked”) strategies that can be used as-is or adapted to develop ESMs for each of the MCH NPMs.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States

The CDC has updated its mRNA COVID-19 vaccination schedule to include additional vaccine doses for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

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Healthy Babies Bright FuturesHRSA Disclaimer

Is Homemade Baby Food Better?HRSA Disclaimer

Healthy Babies Bright Futures’ new study tested if homemade baby food is better than store-bought. The troubling answer? Both were contaminated: 94% of both baby foods and homemade and “family” brands tested were contaminated with 1 or more of 4 toxic-heavy metals. Heavy metal levels varied widely by food type, not by who made the food.

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American Academy of Pediatrics HRSA Disclaimer

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Dosing Quick Reference Guide (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

Download this quick reference guide for age-appropriate dosing of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information CenterHRSA Disclaimer

Promoting and Caring for Young Adult Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities for ImprovementHRSA Disclaimer

The mental health brief, developed by a team from the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, provides the most recent national findings on young adult mental health status and utilization of mental health care, summaries of the developmental factors important for positive mental health and of evidence-based resources for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment, and suggestions of activities ranging from the personal to the broader community and healthcare levels on what can be done to promote improvement in mental health and in services needed for young adults.

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health CoalitionHRSA Disclaimer

Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Principles 2023HRSA Disclaimer

In 2016, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Coalition first joined together to publish principles outlining concrete opportunities to improve and enhance mental health services for children and adolescents. It was refreshed in 2019 and 2021, and the newest version for 2023, reflecting new data, legislative and regulatory accomplishments, and continued gaps, is being released.

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Bright FuturesHRSA Disclaimer

Health Equity Resources: Health Care ProfessionalsHRSA Disclaimer

This compendium of resources was created for pediatric health care professionals to address the impact of racism, bias, and discrimination on the health and well-being of their patients and families. The purpose of these resources, which include tips and tools, is to prepare pediatric health care professionals to engage in meaningful conversations that positively affect infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families within the context of the health supervision visit. The resources are created in the foundation of Bright Futures. Keeping the needs and concerns of patients and families are the first priority for all health supervision visits.

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National Academy for State Health PolicyHRSA Disclaimer

Medicaid Reimbursement for Home Visiting: Findings from a 50-State AnalysisHRSA Disclaimer

Most individuals participating in home visiting programs are enrolled in Medicaid. As of 2022, at least 28 states offer home visiting services within their Medicaid programs to better address the unique needs of their beneficiaries. This analysis details how states structure Medicaid reimbursement for home visiting services across a diverse array of federal authorities, benefit categories, and financing mechanisms.

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Remaking Recess: Increasing Inclusion, Engagement, and Connections for Students at RecessHRSA Disclaimer

This evidence-based psychosocial intervention is designed to help children with an ASD engage with peers at school. It was developed by the AIR-B. There are steps you can take to increase the quality of children's social interactions at school today with words from the team, free downloadable resources, and videos that show the intervention in action.

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Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

2023 Community Report on AutismHRSA Disclaimer

The Children’s Health Act of 2000 authorized the CDC to create the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network to track the number and characteristics of children with ASD and other DD in diverse communities throughout the United States. The ADDM Network has been collecting and reporting ASD data from across the United States for more than 20 years. Available online or in PDF format in English and Spanish.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Implementing a Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative

The IMPROVE initiative supports research to reduce preventable causes of maternal deaths and improve health for women before, during, and after delivery. It includes a special emphasis on health disparities and populations that are disproportionately affected, such as racial and ethnic minorities, very young women and women of advanced maternal age, and people with disabilities.

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Training & Educational

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HealthyPeople 2030 Target Setting Tutorials

The NCHS released 2 video tutorials with step-by-step guidance on how to use the previously published Trend Analysis and Percent Improvement and Minimal Statistical Significance target-setting tools. This is the first decade in Healthy People history that target-setting tools were created to help guide federal subject-matter experts with selecting targets for the decade.

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Association of State Public Health NutritionistsHRSA Disclaimer

Health Equity Internship Program HRSA Disclaimer

Applications due: Friday, June 30

Intern and preceptor applications for the Fall 2023 Health Equity Internship Program are being accepted. Applicants selected for the Fall 2023 Session will be notified by August 1. The program is designed for students enrolled in a public health program within federally designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and underrepresented students enrolled in non-MSIs. The program offers students a unique opportunity to apply academic and problem-solving skills to real-life work experiences. Equally important, the public health programs in which they intern gain fresh perspectives and vitality from future leaders.

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National Partnership for Women & FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

Raising the Bar for Maternal Health Equity and ExcellenceHRSA Disclaimer

Working to solve a generations-long crisis fueled by multiple factors is daunting, but making a difference is possible. Healthcare organizations can deploy assets already at their disposal toward advancing maternal health equity—such as key infrastructure, a committee staff, and a treasure trove of data. The guidance is organized into 4 core roles that health care provider institutions play, as providers, employers, community partners, and advocates.

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Training & Educational Webinars

Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer, Autism Intervention Research Network On Physical HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Sound Sensitivity in Autistic Adults: Clinical Manifestations and CorrelatesHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, May 16
4:30pm to 5:30pm ET

An estimated 50 to 70% of autistic people experience clinically significant sound sensitivity at some point in their lives, and for many adults on the autism spectrum, difficulties tolerating everyday sounds remains a substantial problem. Zack Williams will discuss the different types of sound sensitivity that exist in autistic people and present new research findings on the manifestations, clinical correlates, and neural/perceptual underpinnings of these sometimes debilitating conditions.

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CityMatCHHRSA Disclaimer

Leading with Resources to Meet Postpartum NeedsHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, May 22
12:00pm ET

Learn about the concept of the 4th trimester. Dr. Kristin Tully and Nkechi Charles from the University of North Carolina will describe the research findings on unmet maternal health and social needs and list opportunities for our health care system to be an ongoing resource for postpartum families.

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Child TrendsHRSA Disclaimer

Child Welfare Program Best Practices | Building Protective Community for Black Families

Best Practices for Implementing and Evaluating Child Welfare ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Monday, May 22
12:00pm ET

Child welfare agency administrators and managers can learn best practices for implementing and evaluating child welfare programs. Using a recent evaluation of Team Decision Making (TDM) in Missouri as an example, presenters will discuss challenges and benefits of implementing evidence-based child welfare practices. Lessons learned from evaluating TDM, including how to prime your implementation for an evaluation and guidance for using data to inform your practice will be discussed. Practical steps for implementing and evaluating child welfare practices will be provided.

Building Protective Communities for Black Children and FamiliesHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, June 13
2:00pm ET

This is a webinar on building and sustaining protective communities for Black children and their families. Communities play a critical role in children’s development and well-being, across all ages and developmental stages. Panelists will discuss strategies to dismantle racial inequities and build the conditions and contexts that children and families need to thrive.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Starting from Your Strengths: Planning for SustainabilityHRSA Disclaimer

Tuesday, May 23
3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

This webinar series will focus on skills and strategies that you can apply to your work to improve your organizational processes, expand the scope and impact of your practice, and plan for program sustainability. Our second session will take an assets-based approach to help you explore your program’s strengths and plan for a sustainable future.

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Maryland Center for Developmental DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

2023 Summer Learning Series: Connecting Home, School, and CommunityHRSA Disclaimer

8 Events: June 13 to July 20
Various times

This series consists of half-day and 2 or less hour workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with students and individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families. It will help a range of professionals to expand their knowledge and skills to engage in effective advocacy.

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

Reproductive Health National Training Center HRSA Disclaimer

Reducing Maternal Mortality from Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use WebinarHRSA Disclaimer

In this April 2023 webinar, intended for family planning clinical services providers and staff, how IPV, substance use, and maternal mortality intersect was presented. Known risks of and contributing factors to IPV and substance use, and shared recommendations for how family planning agencies can help prevent maternal deaths because of IPV and substance use was also discussed.

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Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Exploring Birth Defects Surveillance Programs and Title V PartnershipsHRSA Disclaimer

In this April session of this Virtual Roundtable Series, the South Carolina Bureau of MCH presented on coordinating referrals to services between their Birth Defects Program, Children's Health and Perinatal Services (CHPS), and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI).

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State Public Health Autism Resource CenterHRSA Disclaimer

The Joy of Autism: A New Way of ThinkingHRSA Disclaimer

In this April 2023 podcast, autistic faculty members spoke about neurodiversity, ways that autistic and non-autistic people are similar, how we are all connected as humans, and what celebrating autistic joy means to them.


Got TransitionHRSA Disclaimer

Family Guide: Transitioning from a Pediatric to an Adult-Focused Model of Health ServicesHRSA Disclaimer

This March webinar, in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation, discussed the Spanish Family Health Care Transition Toolkit. Watch the webinar to learn more about resources for Spanish-speaking families to use to guide their youth through the transition to adult health care.

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Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Dually Diagnosed: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism and Hearing LossHRSA Disclaimer

This May 2023 presentation introduced the LEND trainees to the diagnostic challenges related to dual diagnosis, screening for secondary challenges and the role of audiology, and how to successfully create an interdisciplinary approach to ensure dually diagnosed children access the support they need.

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