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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

About the program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-23-070
Dates to Apply: 10/21/2022 to 01/19/2023
Bureau/Office: Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2023
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Training Program. By expanding the DBP workforce, children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns will have increased access to evaluation and services that address medical and psychosocial aspects of development. Through this award, programs will: • Prepare DBP fellows and other long-term trainees (LTTs) for leadership roles as teachers, investigators, and clinicians. • Build workforce capacity to evaluate for, diagnose or rule out developmental disabilities (DD), including autism, and other behavioral health concerns. • Prepare trainees to participate in clinical care and research training across the broad range of behavioral and developmental health concerns. • Provide pediatric practitioners, residents, and medical students with essential psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise. • Provide technical assistance (TA) to strengthen systems of care for children who may have autism/DD and their families. TA recipients may include state Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant agencies and community agencies. Each recipient will accomplish this purpose through five overarching objectives: Objective 1: Recruit and train 10 LTTs, including 5 DBP fellows and 5 other LTTs, over the 5-year period of performance. Objective 2: Conduct one activity per year to address equity and improve access to DBP services. Objective 3: Provide training to a minimum of 200 short- and medium-term trainees per year. Objective 4: Train a minimum of 150 practicing providers through continuing education per year. Objective 5: Provide a minimum of 10 technical assistance (TA) activities per year to strengthen systems of care for children who may have autism/DD and their families.

Who can apply

Public or nonprofit agencies, including institutions of higher education, are eligible to apply. For the purposes of this NOFO, an “institution of higher education" is defined as any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education, and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions, and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine. Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible.

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