Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

January 10, 2019

What’s New

HRSA Announces Winners in Maternal & Child Health Challenge.  This week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced seven winners in its challenge to improve care coordination for children with special health care needs.  The solutions created by these organizations build on HRSA investments to engage health care professionals with families using the latest approved health data technologies. This is the first phase of the challenge, awarding $100,000 to each winner to develop their proto-type and begin small-scale testing in July 2019.  This challenge is one of four Grand Challenges launched by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), all addressing critical maternal and child health issues. Recently, MCHB released state fact sheets for one its well-known programs, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). Of the 888 U.S. counties served by the MIECHV program in 2017, fifty percent were rural. Continue reading “Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements”