Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Resources

Expert Help & Training

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Fifty-two institutions are funded to offer interdisciplinary training to professionals dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related developmental disabilities (DD), such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities. Care for children affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome and other prenatal exposures may also be covered in the training. Prepares individuals for leadership roles in academic, clinical, public health, and public policy fields to advance care and treatment for children with ASD or DD. Works to enhance clinical competence, increase awareness, reduce barriers to screening and diagnosis, and promote evidence-based interventions for children who have or are at risk of developing ASD or DD through training for providers.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) Inactive

Funds to develop community-based projects to expand access to quality child and family healthcare in rural and underserved areas. Promotes collaboration between pediatric providers, human service organizations, and community leaders to expand access to quality clinical and public health services and programs for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents to improve the physical, mental, and social-emotional health status of children and families. Includes substance use services for children and adolescents at risk for substance use disorders (SUD).

Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2020
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive

Funds programs to reduce health disparities and decrease the rates of infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy among racial/ethnic minority populations. Serves women, infants, and families for the first 18 months after birth in high-risk communities. Provides services to increase access to quality healthcare and social services for women and infants. Promotes family health and wellness, health education, and prevention activities to support safe and healthy pregnancies, births, and early childhood development.

Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program Inactive

Funds to increase statewide or regional access to services for the screening, assessment, and treatment of maternal depression and related behavioral health disorders among pregnant and postpartum women. Offers resources to providers to improve the mental health and well-being of women and the social and emotional development of their children. Provides women in rural and underserved areas with affordable and culturally/linguistically appropriate treatment and recovery support services for a wide-range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, opioid use disorder (OUD), and alcohol use disorder.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 16, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish three demonstration projects to implement evidence-based two-generational strategies addressing issues facing rural at-risk children, prenatal to age 3, and their parents, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), maternal depression, mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use, and related neonatal abstinence syndrome. Offers technical assistance, training, and support to demonstration sites to coordinate programs and services that support healthy childhood development and increase family economic opportunity.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program (EMSC SP) Inactive

Funds demonstration projects in states to improve the quality of emergency medical services (EMS) for children. Seeks innovative models and methods to strengthen EMS systems and improve health outcomes for children receiving emergency medical care. Supports enhancements to electronic health information systems, coordination of emergency care, education for emergency workforce, integration of pediatric components into emergency systems, and national quality improvement initiatives.

Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Information

National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)

Offers access to national and state-level survey data on the health status of children in the U.S. Includes data on children ages 0-17 and examines factors related to the well-being and healthcare needs of children, their families, and communities. Includes data on the prevalence of health conditions, covering attention deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and asthma, as well as other physical, mental, behavioral, and developmental conditions. Other survey topics include the quality and availability of healthcare, health insurance status and coverage adequacy, receipt of preventive and specialty care, medical home access, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), school readiness, parental and family health, access to community-based services, and more.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program

Provides an overview of the Title V Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant (MCHB) that works to support and improve the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families. Discusses the goals of Title V funding and how the block grant program is funded.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Treatment & Services

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Offers evidence-based, voluntary programs that provide families with regular, planned home visits from qualified health, social service, and child development professionals. Supports at-risk pregnant women and parents with children up to kindergarten entry with resources to raise physically, socially, and emotionally healthy children. Provides guidance on parenting and health topics, such as breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, injury prevention, nutrition, and childcare solutions. Seeks to improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect, encourage positive parenting, and promote child development and school readiness.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-Up Program

Offers appropriate follow-up support services for individuals identified with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. Aims to improve care for sickle cell disease and reduce the number of individuals who do not receive follow-up care. Services are provided through local community-based organizations located in 15 states across the U.S.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Regional Collaborative Program

Supports five regional coordinating centers that serve 30 states to expand access to quality care for patients with sickle cell disease. Works with sickle cell centers, primary care sites, community-based organizations, parents, and patients to provide coordinated, comprehensive, culturally competent, and family-centered care.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)