The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program promotes maternal and child health by encouraging community-based programs to enhance prevention strategies and to make health care for pregnant women, infants, children and youth more accessible.
Healthy Tomorrows began in 1989 as a grant program funded and administered by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau. A partnership was formed with the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1991 to offer technical assistance, resources and tools to Healthy Tomorrows grantees and prospective applicants. To date, 255 projects (with 5-year project periods) have been funded annually by MCHB at approximately $50,000. Projects in 47 States, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam have been funded as Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) under Title V of the Social Security Act.
Healthy Tomorrows grants have been awarded to a wide variety of organizations, including, but not limited to, medical centers, schools, local foundations and nonprofit agencies, community-based clinics, community health centers, hospitals, and local and State health departments.
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program supports the development of family-centered, culturally competent, community-based initiatives that:
Topical areas of projects funded since 1989 include, but are not limited to the following:
In FY 2012, 43 reporting Healthy Tomorrows grantees indicated that 25.9 percent of funding came from MCHB, while 74.2 percent came from other sources, e.g. local funds, state funds, program income, applicant/grantee funds and other. Funding for Healthy Tomorrows including all federal and non federal funds totaled $7,963,990. Projects served 1,662 pregnant women, 20,584 infants, children and youth, 4,012 infants, children and youth with special health care needs and 739 women. Grantees produced a total of 148 products and publications in FY 2011.
The program is administered by the Division of MCH Workforce Development.
Provides support for the activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP), community based grants that address priority issues determined by the community. Through a cooperative agreement, the Resource Center also offers consultation to HTPCP program participants to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of community-based initiatives; facilitates involvement of local partners such as pediatricians, state and/or local AAP chapters, state and/or local MCH agencies, and other private sector partners in HTPCP projects to promote successful implementation of community-based maternal and child health initiatives; and conducts a national evaluation of HTPCP projects that assesses critical factors contributing to program sustainability, effectiveness and impact of community-based projects post HTPCP funding, and the ability of projects to develop meaningful evaluation and sustainability plans.
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