New HRSA Funding Opportunities Promote Innovation to Improve Maternal Health

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HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Program (HRSA-19-107) will invest approximately $18 million through nine awards to states or a group of states, or an organization working in concert with the State Title V agency. Successful State MHI Program award recipients will receive $2 million per year for a five-year period of performance to strengthen partnerships and collaboration by establishing a state-focused Maternal Health Task Force, improving state-level data surveillance on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, and promoting and executing innovation in maternal health service delivery.

The Supporting Maternal Health Innovation (Supporting MHI) Program (HRSA-19-106) will invest approximately $2.6 million through one award to support states and other stakeholders in reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity through capacity-building assistance to State MHI recipients and other HRSA-funded maternal health award recipients as they implement innovative and evidence-informed strategies. This funding will also establish a national resource center to provide guidance to HRSA award recipients, states, and key stakeholders in improving maternal health.

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – Community Care Initiative (HRSA-19-109) will invest approximately $1.8 million through one award to develop and implement non-hospital focused maternal safety bundles within community-based organizations and outpatient clinical settings across the United States. This initiative will build upon the foundational work of AIM by utilizing a quality improvement framework to address mortality and morbidity among pregnant and postpartum women outside of hospital and other birthing facility settings.

These new initiatives complement existing national efforts – such as the Title V MCH Services Block Grant, Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health, and AIM program – to improve maternal health outcomes for all women; and in turn, improve the health of their children, families, and communities.

A recording of each webinar will be available for those who cannot attend. Applications for all programs must be submitted electronically by July 15, 2019. For more information, please contact HRSA MCHB’s Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services at wellwomancare@hrsa.gov. To learn more about how HRSA is addressing maternal mortality, visit https://www.hrsa.gov/maternal-mortality/index.html.

Posted: June 5, 2019

  • Program Guidance and Webinars

    AIM – Community Care Initiative

    HRSA-19-109

    June 4, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

    Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

    Participant Code: 1427617#

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    Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program

    HRSA-19-106

    June 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

    Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

    Participant Code: 1427617#

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    State Maternal Health Innovation Program

    HRSA-19-107

    June 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

    View recorded webinar here.

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