Health Resources and Services
Administration
Research Funding
Opportunities
Michael J. Nelson
Associate Administrator,
Office of Federal Assistance Management
Health Resources and Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
About HRSA
• Mission – To improve health and achieve
health equity through access to quality
services, a skilled workforce, and
innovative programs.
About HRSA
An agency overview provided by HRSA
Administrator, Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roruyg1gYU
About HRSA
Office of the Administrator
Bureau of
Maternal
Primary
and Child
Health
Health
Care
Bureau
(BPHC)
(MCHB)
Bureau of
Health
Professions
(BHPr)
Office of
Rural
Health
Policy
(ORHP)
Health
Systems
Bureau
(HSB)
Bureau of
HIV/AIDS
Clinician and
Bureau
Recruitment
(HAB)
Service
(BCRS)
HRSA Research Opportunities
• Maternal and Child Health
• Bureau of Health Professions
• Office of Rural Health Policy
• Healthcare Systems Bureau
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
www.mchb.hrsa.gov/research
• The Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
Extramural Research Program supports
applied and translational research that
has the potential to improve health
services and care delivery, and to
promote health and wellbeing among
MCH populations.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
Current areas of interest for funding are
• eliminating health disparities within MCH
populations,
• increasing quality of care,
• promoting healthy development, and
• improving the effectiveness of service
systems.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
• R40 MCH Research Multiyear Grants
Support investigator-initiated applied MCH research that
has the potential to improve health care services and
delivery, and to promote the health and wellbeing of
maternal and child populations. These grants typically:
• Involve the collection of original data
• Have a project period of up to 3 years
• Provide awards of up to $300,000 per year total costs
(direct + indirect) and $900,000 total costs across all
3 years (direct + indirect)
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
• R40 MCH Research Secondary Data Analysis
Studies (SDAS) Grants
Supports investigator-initiated applied MCH research that
has the potential to improve health care services and
delivery, and to promote the health and wellbeing of
maternal and child populations. These grants typically:
• Focus exclusively on secondary analyses of existing
national or other large-scale datasets
• Provide support for 1 year
• Provide awards of up to $100,000 total costs (direct +
indirect)
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
Who applies to the MCH Research Program?
• Pediatric and other medical departments
• Schools of public health and other health
fields
• Psychology and other social science and
academic departments at universities
• Nonprofit research institutions
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
What age groups are targeted in the MCH
Research Program?
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Pregnancy and the prenatal period
Children from birth to age 18
The transition to young adulthood
Women throughout their reproductive years
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
Does the MCH Research Program focus on
underserved populations?
• Most funded research targets diverse groups
of underserved populations. Some of these
are underserved by virtue of ethnic minority
status, others because they are immigrant
populations or live in rural areas. The majority
of the targeted populations, but not all, are
low-income.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
Does the MCH Research Program fund studies
on special needs populations?
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
ADHD/ADD
Asthma
Chronic conditions associated with preterm
birth or low birthweight
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
What topics are funded in the MCH Research
Program?
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Health Care Systems & Delivery
Medical Home
Prenatal health & Pregnancy Outcomes
Nutrition & Obesity
Parenting & Child Development
School Outcomes & Services
Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
Health Promotion
Illness & Injury
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Behavioral Health
Developmental Disabilities & Special Health
Care Needs
• Culture & Context
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Maternal and Child Health
Research Program
• The Combating Autism initiative funds
research on evidence-based interventions to
improve the health and well-being of children
and adolescents with Autism Spectrum
Disorders and other developmental
disabilities.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Autism Intervention Research Network on
Physical Health (AIR-P)
The purpose of AIR-P is to establish and maintain a
network infrastructure from which to conduct
research on evidence-based practices for
interventions to improve the physical health and
wellbeing of children and adolescents with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental
disabilities.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• The Autism Intervention Research Network
on Behavioral Health (AIR-B)
The purpose of AIR-B is to establish and maintain a
network infrastructure from which to conduct
research on evidence-based interventions to improve
the behavioral, mental, social, and/or cognitive
health and well-being of children and adolescents
with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS
and ePROS) Networks
The PROS Network is the national practice-based
research network of the American Academy of
Pediatrics. The mission of PROS is to improve the
health of children and enhance primary care practice
by conducting national collaborative practice-based
research.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS and
ePROS) Networks
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA) Pediatric Research Network (ePROS) is a
multi-million dollar subnetwork of PROS that will
conduct comparative effectiveness research in
pediatric primary care sites around the United States
through the use of certified Electronic Health Records
to address critical child health issues and generate
new knowledge to improve pediatric practice.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Life Course Research Network (LCRN)
The Life Course Research Network advances public
health research on the epidemiology, social
determinants, origins, and impacts of health
disparities from a life course perspective.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Pregnancy-related Care Research Network
The Pregnancy-related Care Research Network of
the American College of Obstetricians and
gynecologists (ACOG) conducts research to improve
the health and health care of women across the lifespan, with a focus on reproductive health care.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research
Network (PECARN)
PECARN is the first federally-funded multiinstitutional network for research in pediatric
emergency medicine in the United States. The goal
of this network is to conduct meaningful and rigorous
multi-institutional research into the prevention and
management of acute illnesses and injuries in
children and youth across the continuum of
emergency medicine health care.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Research Network (DBPNet)
The purpose of DBPNet is to establish a multi-center
scientific and clinical research network that will
address health issues for children with the most
significant developmental disorders, including
children with autism spectrum disorder and other
related developmental disabilities.
Maternal and Child Health
Research Networks
• Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Research Network (DBPNet) continued
Goals: (1) provide an infrastructure to support rapid
scientific discovery; (2) conduct ongoing, interactive,
and collaborative activities among network members;
(3) identify cutting edge research projects and
leverage network capacity to compete for grant
opportunities from other federal agencies or private
foundations; (4) foster research and mentorship
opportunities for new investigators; and (5) enrich the
field with peer reviewed publications.
Maternal, Infant, and Early
Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)
Research Initiatives
•MIECHV Research Program supports applied research
relating to evidence-based home visiting programs.
•Home Visiting Research Network grant supports the
creation of an interdisciplinary, multicenter research
forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure
building related to home visiting research
Health Professions
Workforce Training Programs
• HRSA/BHPR’s primary purpose is to support
training for health professionals
• Research-related activities are often integral
components of health professions training
• HRSA/BHPr supports training in several
fields, including medicine, dentistry, nursing,
public health, behavioral health, geriatrics,
and allied health
Health Professions Training
• Center of Excellence Program supports
activities to enhance the academic
performance of underrepresented minority
(URM) students, support URM faculty
development, and facilitate research on
minority health issues.
Health Professions Training
Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service
Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants
• develop or enhance postdoctoral research
training opportunities for individuals who are
planning to pursue careers in primary care
research. NRSA postdoctoral fellows are
students as they participate in training
programs with curriculum, requirements, and
evaluation criteria. Research opportunities for
fellows typically span 2 – 3 years.
Office of Rural Health Policy
Rural Health Research Center (RHRC)
Cooperative Agreement Program
• Recipients establish RHRCs which conduct
and disseminate policy-relevant, rural health
services research on issues of national
significance with a specific topic of
concentration.
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Social and Behavioral Interventions to
Increase Solid Organ Donation
• Support sound applied research efforts to test
the effectiveness of strategies that increase
deceased organ donation and increase the
knowledge of the process, risks, advantages
and disadvantages of deceased and living
donations among patients and potential
donors.
Finding HRSA Opportunities
HHS Grants Forecast
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Grants
Forecast is a database of planned grant opportunities
proposed by its agencies. Each Forecast record
contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels
for grants that the agency intends to award during the
fiscal year. Forecast opportunities are subject to change
based on enactment of congressional appropriations.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/
Register for email notifications from Grants.gov
Finding HRSA Opportunities
HRSA Web site - www.hrsa.gov
HRSA posts all open funding
opportunities online at
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/index.html
Technical assistance resources for applicants
are available under “How to Apply” at
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/index.html
Protecting Human Subjects
Training
is available online at:
http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/guidelines/humansubjects/
Financial Conflict of Interest
HHS requires awardees and investigators to comply
with the requirements of 42 CFR part 50, Subpart F,
"Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting
Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is
Sought." A Final Rule amending this PHS regulation
(and the companion regulation at 45 CFR part 94,
"Responsible Prospective Contractors," imposing
similar requirements for research contracts) was
published on August 25, 2011 in the Federal Register
(http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-0825/pdf/2011-21633.pdf).
Program Integrity
Responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars
Eliminate Improper payments
Reduce the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse
Programs operate effectively and efficiently
Foster innovation, collaboration and creativity
Honest disclosure of potential conflicts of
interest
• The right people receive the right services and
benefits
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Contact Information
Michael J. Nelson
Associate Administrator
Office of Federal Assistance Management
Health Resources and Services Administration
301/443-6808
301/443-6686 (FAX)
[email protected]
www.hrsa.gov
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