What Kind of Research Projects Do We Fund?
We invest broadly in maternal and child health and specifically in autism spectrum disorder research that improves health care services.
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The majority of our research funding is invested in MCHB Research Network Programs. Networks promote the sharing of findings and best practices. Networks ensure partnerships with local communities, their health care providers and families.
Our MCHB Research Network Programs include:
Field-initiated Innovation Research Studies (FIRST)
We fund projects that are novel in their design and research questions.
Secondary Data Analysis Research Studies (SDAR)
We fund researchers who use existing databases and records to better understand trends in maternal and child health. These projects use advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods.
Single Investigator Innovation Program (SIIP)
We fund researchers to build our knowledge about the maternal and child public health system and specific topics of health. These researchers use a combination of protocol research and secondary data analysis strategies.
Not all projects are competed annually. Join the MCH Research Listserv for alerts about open competitions!