Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT)

HRSA-18-105 | Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Application Accepted: 05/02/2018 to 07/02/2018

Projected Award Date: 09/01/2018

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Program Description:

This notice solicits applications for Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT). A two-generational approach focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together. It prioritizes and facilitates coordination of programs and services needed to address the additive effects of poverty and geographic isolation on early childhood health and development. A holistic-family-based approach acknowledges the importance of the family in shaping health and developmental outcomes for children.2 Research has shown that the well-being of parents greatly impacts the health and developmental trajectories of their children and is a crucial factor in children’s social-emotional, physical, and economic well-being. At the same time, the emotional and behavioral needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are best met through coordinated services that focus on relationships, especially with parents and other caregivers. Parents’ ability to succeed in school and/or at work is affected by how well their children are doing.

Additional Eligibility

Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply. See Per 42 CFR § 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply.

Contact Information

Dina Joy Lieser, MD, FAAP

Phone: (240)463-7726