Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program awards grants to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in maternal and child health nutrition.
Training is designed to provide both clinical and public health approaches to working with the MCH population. MCH nutrition trainees receive specialized training in:
- Core MCH public health principles
- Environmental approaches to population intervention
- Leadership skills
- The development and evaluation of nutrition-related, cost-effective interventions for specific populations
- Identifying and designing outcome evaluations
- Evaluating the potential physiological and biochemical mechanisms linking diet and nutritional status with risk or disease status
The program also offers a Childhood Obesity Enhancement to address critical needs and emerging issues in childhood obesity related to:
- Strengths of vulnerable communities
- Access to services in rural areas
- Promoting healthy weight behaviors in early childhood
Domestic public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.
Estimated award amount:
$225,000 per year for the MCH Training program and $56,250 per project for the Childhood Obesity Enhancement
5 years for the MCH Training program and 1 year for the Childhood Obesity Enhancement
Estimated number of awards:
8 grants for the MCH Training program and 2 of those awardees will receive the Childhood Obesity Enhancement
Links to the full announcement and online application are available through grants.gov.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.