The America COMPETES Act allows us to use cash prizes as a type of award to spur innovations and create solutions for better health. These competitions are distinct from our Notices of Funding Opportunities.
Our challenge competitions engage new solvers and bring new thinking to address critical issues facing the maternal and child population.
Through these prize competitions, we support developing ideas, new technologies, products, and services to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Our Past Challenge Competition Winners
- 2022 – Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention Challenge (P4) – We invited applicants to propose and implement new approaches that would increase access to and use of well-child visits and/or immunization services within primary care settings.
- 2020-2021 – MCHB Grand Challenges – We challenged organizations to develop innovative, technology-based solutions to improve the health of mothers and children across the US.
- 2017 – Bridging the World Gap Challenge – This challenge addressed disparities in promoting the early language environment.