R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS)

Announcement Number:

Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Date(s) to Apply:
09/01/2015 to 11/06/2015

Estimated Award Date:

Estimated Number of Awards:

What is the program?

The R40 MCH SDAS program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that exclusively utilizes secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records.  These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCH Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas, and the populations they serve (see Appendix C). For more background materials on the Block Grant Transformation, see:  http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/titlevgrants/index.html. The R40 MCH SDAS will support research that addresses MCHB Strategic Research Issues such as how to improve public health systems and infrastructure, reduce health disparities, increase quality of care, and/or promote the health of MCH populations.  Addressing at least one of the four MCHB Strategic Research Issues (see Appendix A) is part of Review Criterion 1, Need, and is worth up to 10 points.  By supporting research on HRSA/MCHB program populations, the R40 MCH SDAS program is strategically tied to HRSA/MCHB investments and programs.  R40 MCH SDAS recipients will complete the following major activities: ·         Recipients will conduct secondary data analyses using existing national databases and administrative records, using various analytic methods; ·         Recipients will disseminate findings through development of at least two peer-reviewed manuscripts and other dissemination activities including conference presentations, newsletter articles, webcasts, fact sheets, policy briefs, website and social media posts, as appropriate; ·         Recipients will demonstrate a plan to advance the transfer of findings, reports, and/or award project outputs to key target audiences, including researchers, providers, State Title V and children with special health care needs programs and other programs serving HRSA/MCHB populations, policymakers, families and the general public.

Are you eligible?

As cited in 42 CFR Part 51a.3(b), only public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs are eligible.  Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply, if they otherwise meet these eligibility criteria.


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