Program Investments

We invest in programs & initiatives, many that produce capacity-building resources for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) awardees and the broader MCH community of practitioners.

Explore the programs we support to improve the health of America's mothers, children, and their families.

Our three largest investments are:

Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant
The only federal program focused solely on improving the overall health & wellbeing of all mothers, children, and their families

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)
Supports pregnant people & parents with young children living in communities that face barriers to achieving positive health outcomes

Healthy Start
Improving the health of moms & children before, during, and beyond pregnancy to reduce infant death and increase positive birth outcomes

Our research investments fund individuals and networks to solve existing and emerging maternal and child health problems.


Explore our programs & initiatives

Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center Program
Helps state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programs, doctors, and public health agencies respond to youth needs

Advances in Integrating Genetics into Clinical Care
A resource center that provides expert help to seven Regional Genetics Networks (RGNs)

Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Three national resource centers increase access to medical homes, promote cost saving, and help youth move into the adult health care system

Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) recommend to the HRSA Secretary which conditions to include on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)
Identifies and promotes safety practices for hospitals to reduce maternal death and severe illness

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – Community Care Initiative (AIM-CCI)
Identifies and promotes safety practices for outpatient clinics and community-based organizations to reduce maternal death and severe illness

Autism
How our investments work together to address issues facing people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families

Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation
Sets up the national guidelines for children’s well-child care during checkups

Building the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leaders and Workforce
How our investments work together to educate and train MCH leaders and practitioners

Bullying Prevention
Summary of our role in bullying prevention efforts through StopBullying.gov

Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII)
Serves as a center of training and resources for Title V MCH Programs and Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS)

Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Education, Science and Practice
Trains graduate and post-graduate public health students in MCH

Children's Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program 
Develops three state models in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nutrition that can then be replicated nationwide

Children's Safety Network Program
Helps Title V MCH Programs adopt proven methods to reduce death and serious injury to children through age 19

Collaborative for Innovation and Improvement Network for School-Based Health Services (CoIIN-SBHS)
Provides primary and mental health services to children and youth in the school setting.

Comprehensive Medical Care for Thalassemia
Develops recommendations for screening, diagnosis, education, and treatment

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program
Trains developmental-behavioral pediatricians to treat kids with learning, psychosocial, and behavioral issues and trains graduate fellows for leadership roles

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program
How our investments work together to make sure children who are deaf or hard of hearing are identified and get the services that they need

Emergency Medical Services for Children
How our investments work together to give every child the best possible emergency care no matter where they live or travel

Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center Exit Disclaimer
Supports states to collect, analyze, and use data and serves as a coordinating center for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC)
Improves the quality of emergency services for children to prevent death and treat serious injuries

Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnerships
Funds state governments and accredited schools of medicine to reduce the pediatric illness and death caused by acute illness and severe injury

Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issue Grants
Funds state governments and accredited schools of medicine to demonstrate the link between system readiness and better health outcomes for pediatric patients

Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
Helps state- and local-level organizations respond to health and well-being threats

Enhancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) through Systems of Integration
Helps Title V MCH Block Grant programs coordinate policy and partnerships to improve services for CYSCHN

Family Leadership in Language and Learning Center
Makes sure Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs support families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs)
Fifty-nine family-led centers nationwide help families caring for children and youth with special health care needs and those with complex medical needs

Healthy Start | Maternal and Child Health Bureau (hrsa.gov)
This initiative focuses on reducing the rate of infant and maternal death

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Community-based projects that improve access, reduce health care costs, and target underserved populations

Improving the Lives of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
How our investments work together to promote the overall health and well-being of CYSHCN

Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
Resource center supports partners to improve the access to quality of care

Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities Program
Supports state public health agencies to offer better healthcare to these children, especially in rural and impoverished areas where there are health disparities

Innovations in Newborn Screening Interoperability Program
Provides leadership and resources to bring together different data systems and technology

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
Trains people from a variety of health care disciplines to be leaders in patient care, research, public health policy, and advocacy

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
Trains people from a variety of health care disciplines to improve the health of children who have, or are at risk for, neurodevelopmental disabilities or other conditions such as autism and intellectual disabilities

Leadership in Family/Professional Partnerships Program
Supports the work of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Program and other initiatives

Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network
Operates a network of 14 centers that provide resources about the safety of medication use before, during, and after pregnancy

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Collaborative Office Rounds Program
Supports community discussion groups focused on the mental health parts of pediatric care

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Historical Digital Library
Helps states improve the MCH public health system through providing context of MCH programs evolution

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Navigator Training Program
Gives state public health specialists free courses and tools so they can do their work better

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition
Provides long-term graduate education and short-term continuing education

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Pipeline Training Program
Seeks to improve cultural diversity in the MCH workforce

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Public Health Catalyst Program
Works to increase the number of MCH specialists who are from different racial and ethnic backgrounds

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center
Trains State Title V program leaders and staff to improve systems of health care services

Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC) Program
Resource center offers guidance, resources, and training to the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management (RMOMS) program and the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) programs

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program
How our investments work together to supports pregnant people & parents with young children living in communities that face barriers to achieving positive health outcomes

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program - Formula
Grants to support coordinated and comprehensive home visiting services

Medical Home Implementation for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Strengthens the patient or family-centered medical home

National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Program
Works to make safe infant sleep practices and breastfeeding the national norm

National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships
Provides expertise on how to involve families in the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs)

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
A data center supporting Child Death Review (CDR) teams and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams

National Center for Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Helps CYSHCN move from the pediatric to adult health care services

National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Makes sure that families of CYSHCN can pay for the services they need

National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetic and Newborn Screening Service Collaboratives
Coordinates genetic and newborn screening services to reach local communities

National Genetics Education and Family Support Center
Helps families with, or at risk for, genetic conditions

National Hemophilia Program
Helps people in need through regional Hemophilia Treatment centers (HTCs), Regional Hemophilia Networks (RHNs) and a national coordinating center

National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center
Strengthens the Regional Hemophilia Network to make the systems of services seamless

National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center
Supports programs training health care specialists to improve screening, diagnosis, and interventions for people with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Leads the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) projects to help health professionals and policy makers improve access to services

National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
Supports the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program to reduce the number of children lost to follow-up and focuses on rural and underserved communities

Networks for Oral Health Integration within the MCH Safety Net
Three networks improve access to complete dental care for children through age 17

Newborn Screening Family Education Program
Offers parents, families, patient advocates, and support groups education about the newborn screening program

Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center
Guides states to carry out newborn screening and other genetics programs

Newborn Screening Information Center
Provides clear and up-to-date information about newborn screening services

Nutrition
Summary of complementary investments to promote the nutritional well-being of maternal and child populations across the life course

Oral Health
How our investments work together to promote better oral health

Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Community
Helps State MCH Block Grant awardees carry out their maternal and child public health programs

Partnership for Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Community
Through partnerships with urban MCH leaders, helps state public health programs align their work with the State Title V MCH Block Grant

Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)
Uses telehealth to train pediatric primary care providers to screen, diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions

Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPC)
Trains graduates and post-graduates to serve children with respiratory conditions, sleep issues, and other special health care needs

Preventive Guidelines and Screenings for Women, Children, and Youth
Learn how our work helps build national standards for quality healthcare for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations

Quality Improvement in Newborn Screening Program
Helps states improve the detection, reporting, and confirmation of conditions

Regional Genetics Networks (RGNs)
Seven regions increase access to genetic services and focuses on underserved populations

Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network
Coordinates among the Nation's children's hospitals and their communities in preparing for and responding to global health threats

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program (RMOMS)
We partner with HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) on this pilot program

Screening and Interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care Settings Demonstration Project
Studies how to put into practice screening protocols and proven interventions for children and youth who have experienced traumatic events

Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program
How our investments work together to expands health care providers’ ability to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum women for depression and related disorders

Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-up Program
Strengthens coordination among state and community programs, treatment centers, and primary care providers

Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Regional Collaboratives Program
Title V MCH Block Grant awardees improve the systems of care for people with sickle cell diseases

State Maternal Health Innovation Program (State MHI)
Helps states collaborate with maternal health experts to reduce disparities and prevent severe maternal illness and death

State Newborn Screening Interoperability Implementation Program
Supports states to integrate different information systems, using data in a coordinated manner

Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Screening & Intervention Program (SASDSI)
Teaches health care teams to screen & counsel women about the risks of alcohol during pregnancy and identify & care for children and youth with FASD

Supporting Healthy Start (HS) Performance Project
Funds the Healthy Start EPIC Center that provides HS awardees with training and resources

Thalassemia Program
Increases the number of providers treating people with thalassemia and supports tele-mentoring and education for providers

Transforming Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy Program
Helps youth transition from the pediatric to the adult system of healthcare and increases family involvement

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Newborn Screening Implementation Program
Helps newborn screening programs screen for SCID and trains health care specialist to provide education

Supporting State MCH Policy Innovation Program (PIP)
Supports the development of state-level policies and sharing best practices

State Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program
Summary of the only federal program focused solely on improving the overall health & wellbeing of all mothers, children, and their families

State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI)
Helps State Title V MCH Block Grant awardees improve their ability to collect and use data

Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program
Helps states improve the MCH public health system through data, evaluation and historical context

Vision Screening in Young Children Program
Helps states carry out proven methods for screening, follow-up, and data gathering

Women's Preventive Services Initiative
Sets up the national guidelines for women’s preventative services and screenings during checkups

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2021