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Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 15, 2020

Priscilla Novak, MPH, PMP, PhD


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is offering a prize competition to address postpartum mental health diagnosis and treatment in rural communities.

Entries should highlight successful or promising programmatic interventions to improve rural postpartum mental health, and models may leverage existing community assets and initiatives or create them.

There are two separate categories to apply under, each with specific evaluation criteria.


Eligible participants include:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Community-based organizations and clubs
  • Faith-based groups
  • Cooperative extension services
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Local health departments
  • State, territorial, and tribal organizations

Rules for Participating in the Challenge

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Five winners will receive $15,000 each for the success story category.

Two winners will receive $50,000 each for the program proposal category.

Application process

Register and enter the challenge using the online web portal.

Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health

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