HRSA Funding Opportunities

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Applications due: December 15

The purpose of Healthy Start (HS) is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce the well-documented racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. HS is intended to support projects in communities and populations experiencing the greatest disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.

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Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project

Applications due: December 29

The purpose is to provide training and TA to support grant recipients in improving their service delivery, meeting outcome measures, and building program ability to work with community partners to improve health and social service systems to reduce maternal and infant health disparities.

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Maternal and Child Health—Improving Oral Health Integration (MCH-IOHI) Demonstration Projects

Applications due: January 22

The aim is to improve access to integrated preventive oral health care (POHC) in primary care services accessible to MCH populations at increased or higher risk for poor oral health. Funding will support an MCH-IOHI Alliance to include key state stakeholders such as policy, practice, and public health leaders, healthcare providers, healthcare payers, and public health surveillance experts.

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MCH-IOHI Consortium

Applications due: January 22

As the principal TA provider, the Consortium will accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence based integrated POHC strategies that aim to advance health equity. The Consortium will provide targeted TA (using implementation science and collaborative learning) to strengthen each team’s two-tier state and local improvement approach. The Consortium will also provide universal TA that is easily accessible to all states and jurisdictions.

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Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy Demonstration Projects

Applications due: March 11

The purpose is to develop and advance national, state, and local/community-level frameworks that support successful transition from child to adult serving systems for youth with autism and/or epilepsy who have complex health and social needs and require a higher level of family support and coordination.

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American Academy of PediatricsHRSA Disclaimer

Health Equity for Black CYSHCN, Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies During COVID-19

Addressing Health Equity for Black CYSHCNHRSA Disclaimer

This learning module provides education and training to pediatricians and allied health professionals on how to implement an equitable, culturally responsive, and family-centered medical home for African American and Black CYSHCN.

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies During 5 COVID-19 Waves in New York CityHRSA Disclaimer

This article describes seasonally adjusted changes in the proportion of Mental Health Emergencies (MHE) During COVID-19 visits across the first 5 waves of the COVID-19 pandemic by patient demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics. It explores the association between pediatric MHE and pandemic intensity as measured by the prevalence of COVID-19 and pandemic-related societal restrictions.

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National Institutes of Health, Office of Intramural ResearchHRSA Disclaimer

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Social Determinants and Uptake of Infectious Disease Control MeasuresHRSA Disclaimer

This speaker series (video 50:53) focuses on:

  • Adaptation of interventions for digital implementation
  • Scalable and sustainable methods to decrease spread and subsequent disparities
  • The importance of community-engaged structural intervention strategies in areas affected by adverse social determinants of health

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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHRSA Disclaimer

Infant Mortality in the United States (PDF)HRSA Disclaimer

This report presents provisional 2022 data on infant mortality rates using the U.S. linked birth/infant death files. Infant mortality rates are shown by infant age at death, maternal race, and Hispanic origin and age, gestational age and sex of the newborn, state of residence of the mother, and 10 leading causes of infant death.

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Pediatric Pandemic NetworkHRSA Disclaimer

Mental Health Resources in Response to Armed ConflictHRSA Disclaimer

A gathering of resources, including those from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, will help health care providers, parents, and caregivers talk about current armed conflicts with their children and includes ways to support them and support others who may be impacted.

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Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Healthy Beginnings with Title V Learning BundlesHRSA Disclaimer

These Learning Bundles are immersive experiences designed to support equitable partnerships between Title V and community-based organization participants that center bi-directional learning of anti-racist strategies to improve perinatal health and highlight areas of improvement for Title V to address. Topics include:

  • Creating the Healthy Beginnings Cohort
  • Conversation on Harm Reducing Language
  • Protecting Community Intellectual Property
  • Understanding Power Dynamics and Privilege
  • Collaboration Not Competition
  • Deconstructing Racism in Data (DRiD)

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Training & Educational Webinars

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

EnRICH Webinar—The National Survey of Children’s Health: New Data, Opportunities, and Directions

Tuesday, December 5
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

This EnRICH webinar will present Healthy and Ready to Learn—the first standardized, multidimensional population level measure of school readiness among children ages 3 to 5 in the United States. Upon completing the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe 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
  • Report on 1 to 3 key findings from the NSCH, specifically related to Healthy and Ready to Learn
  • Describe 1 to 2 innovations being implemented as part of the NSCH

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Training & Educational Webinar Archives

National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention

Designing and Adapting Interventions to Promote Community Health

This October 2023 seminar presented a 4-phase, stepwise approach for designing new and adapting existing community-based interventions. This approach highlighted the need for community involvement in each phase of the process.

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