National Maternal Mental Health Hotline 1-833-852-6262
This 24/7, free, confidential hotline helps pregnant women and postpartum moms. The Hotline website has a partner toolkit and free promotional materials to order.
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
When moms aren’t feeling well mentally, it can affect how they care for themselves and their babies. This program helps health care providers have the tools to identify and address maternal mental health concerns.
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)
The mission of AIM is to support best practices that make birth safer, improve the quality of maternal health care and outcomes, and save lives.
Recognizing that a mother’s health is connected to the baby’s health, the program helps moms and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. It works in communities with infant mortality rates that are at least one and half times the U.S. national average.
Integrated Maternal Health Services
This program will support comprehensive care (clinical, behavioral health, and support services) for pregnant and postpartum people who have limited access to basic social and health care services.
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program
This work supports pregnant people in communities that face greater risk and barriers to achieving positive maternal health outcomes. The work responds to the health and social support needs of families.
Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS)
Rural mothers have trouble getting care. More than half of all rural U.S. counties lack hospital obstetric servicesi. This program increases access to maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities.
State Maternal Health Innovation Program
This program funds public health departments and universities to improve maternal health by establishing task forces, improving maternal mortality and morbidity data and its use, and launching new service delivery activities.
Supporting Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program
We fund a national resource center—the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center—to improve public health systems and provide help to both states and communities.
We fund a variety of programs to develop the skills of public health professionals and providers so that they can respond to the unique needs of maternal and child (MCH) populations.
MCHB invests in a range of maternal and child health workforce development activities. These include expanding degree offerings in schools of public health, recruiting graduate student trainees from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, and supporting MCH epidemiology doctoral training.
The Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) supports the Maternity Care Nursing Workforce Expansion (MatCare) Program
This grant helps increase and diversify the pipeline of certified nurse midwives by providing financial support to individuals who otherwise might not have been able to pursue education in this field. The funding will also support developing and enhancing nurse midwifery programs to better address maternal mental health and reduce maternal mortality disparities, particularly in underserved areas.
Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions Research Centers and a Coordinating Center
Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) of higher education are uniquely positioned to engage minority populations in the research within their communities. They also can adapt the research into culturally competent, measurable, and sustained improvements in communities’ health outcomes.
MSIs conduct quantitative and qualitative maternal health research to fully understand and find solutions to the root causes of differences in maternal health outcomes.
The Coordinating Center will provide expertise to increase the universities’ research center productivity, efficiency, and public health impact.