October 20, 2022, 3:50 p.m. News Staff — An upcoming webinar offers details on applying for a grant to help underserved communities achieve equitable access to maternal health services through health centers that receive Health Resources and Services Administration funding.
The grants offer a total of up to $25 million to advance the Biden administration’s Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis, which emphasizes improving outcomes in rural communities and among racial and ethnic minorities.
Up to 12 awards will be made through HRSA’s Quality Improvement Fund, which allows health centers to develop and test new ideas, share information, learn from each other and identify potential solutions.
Recipients will interact with patients and communities to better comprehend the challenges associated with disparities in maternal care. Their findings will help develop innovative, patient-centered, scalable care delivery models to improve health outcomes and address the clinical and social needs of those at highest risk for maternal morbidity and mortality.
A two-part application process is open to Health Center Program award recipients that receive H80 grant funding under section 330 (e), (g), (h) and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act.
In addition to the Nov. 1 webinar, details are available on the HRSA’s Fiscal Year 2023 Quality Improvement Fund-Maternal Health webpage and an accompanying FAQ.