Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health
This funding opportunity is a mechanism to support capacity-strengthening activities that will improve state- and/or local-level organizations’ abilities to address emerging issues that threaten the health and well-being of MCH populations in an effective, timely manner. For the purposes of this NOFO, MCH populations include the following groups: women, children (birth to 21), children with special health care needs (CSHCN), adolescents, and families. Recipients will implement a set of activities under at least one of the three capacity-strengthening areas below and through these activities address an emerging issue specific to their state or local community. Capacity Areas: 1) Data and Informational Systems 2) Workforce Development 3) Strategic Partnerships “Emerging issues” refers to issues that affect MCH populations at an increased rate, for which there is new knowledge or an increased level of awareness of, or there are new approaches to solving the issue.
Social Impact Focus
- Emerging issues include, but are not limited to: opioid and other substance use, emergent environmental health threats, maternal mortality, inadequate availability of and access to services, declining immunization coverage.