The Maternal and Child Health Bureau needs your innovative idea for a health issue affecting moms & kids!

MCHB Grand Challenges will award up to $1.5 million in prize awards across four competitions: 

Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity Challenge, launching July 23, 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to promote healthy weight for children and families within the context of their communities.
Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge, launching August 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to help families, providers, and case managers with care planning and coordination for CSHCN.
Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge, launching September 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care.
Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge, launching September 2018: improves access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.

Each Challenge has three phases with winners who advance to the next phase. Specific submission dates will be posted on the website.


 The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today’s most important health issues. Learn more on the Challenges website, sign up for updates, or contact [email protected].

Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings
 Webinar Recording, Faculty Presentations, and Answers to Audience Questions Now Available

Presented by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) and the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance, this 2-part recorded webinar series showcases real-world experiences from diverse health care providers with the common goal of capturing the value of care coordination using the Care Coordination Measurement Tool (CCMT)*. Webinar faculty describe their objectives for measuring care coordination, experiences in implementing the tool, and the implications of capturing the value of care coordination. Webinar recordings, faculty presentations, and answers to audience questions are now available on the NCMHI Web site.
*An accompanying CCMT Adaptation and Implementation Guide is also available in the public domain. 

Is your state team working on care coordination as one of its focus areas? You might be interested in the MCHB Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge

The Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge will award $375,000 in prizes to support the creation of tech innovations to help families and case managers with the care and coordination of children with special health care needs.
What is the goal of the Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge?
This Challenge will support the development and testing of low-cost, scalable tech innovations to meet the information needs of families of CSHCN, particularly those with complex medical conditions, and case managers. These innovations should improve the quality of care and enhance patient and family engagement and health care quality while saving costs to families and the health care system.
The launch date for this challenge is August, 2018. Click here to learn more:

Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health to Spearhead Nationwide Multidisciplinary Initiative to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Boston (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health (CISWH) at the Boston University (BU) School of Social Work funding to lead a project aimed at testing and spreading innovative care delivery and payment models for children with medical complexity (CMC).