This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the FY 2023 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (MCH FIRST) Program. The purpose of the MCH FIRST Program is to advance the health and well-being of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. There is a significant gap in the body of rigorous evidence on effective interventions available to the MCH field. The MCH FIRST Program aims to improve health equity by supporting groundbreaking intervention research to influence clinical practice, health care services, and early interventions for underserved communities. The MCH FIRST Program provides an opportunity for researchers to explore diverse MCH topics of regional and national significance.
The MCH FIRST program goals are to:
By the end of the period of performance, the recipient will have:
For more about MCHB and its Strategic Plan, see page 7 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.
Estimated Total Program Funding: