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We are pleased to announce that the following MCH Research funding opportunities are now available at www.grants.gov:
HRSA-14-007: R40 MCH Research (MCHR) Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services, using research designs that allow for strong causal inference such as Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), and that have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations.
HRSA-14-008: R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program supports applied empirical research relating to maternal and child health services, that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations.
HRSA-14-009: R40 MCH Policy Analysis Program supports: (1) analyses of policy changes that support improved access, quality, and integration of health care and services for MCH populations; (2) assessments of the key social determinants that may serve as barriers to effectively implementing policies which attempt to improve access, quality, equity, and/or integration of services among MCH populations; and (3) identification of key components of policy changes that effectively promote access, quality, and integration of systems of social, behavioral, and physical health among MCH populations. Policy analyses include describing the characteristics of various policy options (i.e., what are the policy levers, how does the policy work and what are the components, what are the current institutional and social forces that may either serve as barriers or opportunities to a policy’s capacity to effect desired change, what are the potential cultural perspectives associated with the policy option, economic issues, state of knowledge and data and existing gaps, level of government involved); evaluating the policy in terms of health impact with Title V populations – morbidity, mortality, scalability and timing, feasibility, fiscal and economic impact, and evaluating a policy after it has been implemented. Such analyses and assessments may rely on the existing literature and data or may require the collection of new information through activities such as surveys, focus groups, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. It is expected that projects funded under the Policy Analysis Program will yield peer-reviewed publications, with preceding contributions to the grey and white literature.
The application due date for all 3 announcements: November 8, 2013