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Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program

About the program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-115
Dates to Apply: 01/05/2022 to 04/05/2022
Bureau/Office: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 09/01/2022
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program. The purpose of the RMOMS program is to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities. The goals of the RMOMS program are to: (i) improve maternal and neonatal outcomes within a rural region; (ii) develop a sustainable network approach to increase the delivery and access of preconception, prenatal, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services; (iii) develop a safe delivery environment with the support and access to specialty care for perinatal patients and infants; and (iv) develop sustainable financing models for the provision of maternal and obstetrics care in rural hospitals and communities. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ways to achieve these goals through an established or formal regional network structure. The RMOMS program includes a robust independent evaluation and analysis effort that will rely on validated clinical data from each RMOMS award recipient and their appropriate network member in order to quantify the impact of this program investment. All network members, regardless of ownership status, will be required to collect and share clinical data. This program intends to demonstrate the impact on access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities through testing models that address the following RMOMS Focus Areas: 1) Rural Hospital Obstetric Service Aggregation and Approaches to Risk Appropriate Care 2) Network Approach to Coordinating a Continuum of Care 3) Leveraging Telehealth and Specialty Care 4) Financial Sustainability

Who can apply

Eligible applicants shall be domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in an urban or rural area and must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations; represent a network of members that include three or more health care providers; and shall not previously have received an award under this subsection for the same or similar project, unless the entity is proposing to expand the scope of the project or the area that will be served through the project.

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