United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration
10/28/14 11:59 PM ET
One grant is available to a USA public, private, or tribal organization to maintain the operation of an online resource center providing information on mother and child health to government and non-government agencies. The grantee will add to the information available, increase the number of agencies utilizing the available data, and monitor and evaluate program effectiveness.
Specifically, this cooperative agreement program will support the maintenance and expansion of a DRC that highlights, describes, and facilitates access to publicly available data with a focus on increasing access to and timely utilization of maternal and child health (MCH) data among state and local governments and non-governmental organizations, including HRSA grantees. Activities to increase both the availability of relevant data and the analytic capability of stakeholders will be done in a manner that aligns with and supports the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of MCH programming through the use of national and state-selected performance measures.
For the 2015-2018 funding cycle, the objectives of this project are:
1) Continue a strategic expansion of the MCH-relevant datasets available on the DRC’s website to support the changing analytic needs of MCH stakeholders. Specifically, this expansion will include state-level estimates for a selection of the newly specified national outcome and performance measures under the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.
2) Increase the number and diversity of stakeholders who utilize this resource while ensuring that the resource remains both scientifically-sound and user-friendly.
3) Support state and local MCH programs in the utilization of valid and standardized data to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, including state-initiated tracking of “real time” data for high priority MCH indicators where feasible.
The grantee's responsibilities shall include:
1) Maintaining a user-friendly, up-to-date website which provides a centralized access point for MCH data and related resources.
2) Supporting States in accessing MCH data to inform policy and program development, implementation and monitoring in multiple ways, including, but not limited to:
3) Supporting the development, implementation and dissemination of data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) in multiple ways, including, but not limited to:
4) Providing technical assistance and training on the appropriate use of data to support the effective development, implementation, and evaluation of MCH programs in multiple ways, including, but not limited to:
5) Disseminating MCH-related research through a variety of means, including, but not limited to:
6) Facilitating the inclusion of publicly available data in national efforts to improve health outcomes for children, youth, families and communities though measurement development and standardization (e.g. activities overseen by the National Quality Forum and/or Institute of Medicine).
7) Maintaining periodic, structured communication with HRSA/MCHB to support informed, strategic decision-making that best reflects the needs and priorities of HRSA and MCHB leadership and key partners.
8) Documenting and reporting periodically to HRSA/MCHB measures of program effectiveness including, but not limited to: the number of unique users of the DRC, the number of web “hits,” the number and type of technical assistance requests, and the number of states and localities to whom technical assistance was provided.
GrantWatch ID#: 147438
Up to $750,000 per year
May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2018 (Three (3) years)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Telephone: (301) 443-8329
Fax: (301) 443-6686
For information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance:
Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA
Telephone: (301) 443-3786
Fax: (301) 442-9354
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