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Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge: Innovative Methods to Improve Postpartum Care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native Women

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Sponsors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
Deadlines
Feb 28, 2022
Purpose

The Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge is a prize competition to identify effective programs that can address equity of postpartum care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. An emphasis is on follow-up care for conditions associated with morbidity and mortality in the later postpartum period, including diabetes, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, hypertension, and substance use disorders (SUDs).

The goal of Phase 1 will be the identification of effective programs that can successfully increase access, attendance, and quality of care for postpartum visits for Black or African American and AI/AN beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.

Phase 2 will build upon the work of Phase 1 and evaluate whether the program was successfully replicated and/or expanded. Participants are expected to successfully replicate and/or expand the program:

  • In another geographic area or a wider geographic area
  • In a different clinical setting; and/or
  • By increasing the size and/or reach of the program

Scoring criteria is listed on the judging tab.

Eligibility

Eligible participants include individuals, groups of individuals, and entities that meet the requirements listed below.

  • Have registered to participate in the challenge
  • Have complied with all the requirements in the announcement
  • In the case of a private entity, is incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the U.S., and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Not a federal entity or federal employee acting within the scope of employment
  • Not a federal employee of the Department of Health and Human Services (or any other component of HHS) acting in a personal capacity
  • If employed by a federal agency or entity other than HHS, consult with an agency ethics official to determine whether federal ethics rules will limit or prohibit the acceptance of a prize under the challenge
  • Not a judge of the challenge, or any other party involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the challenge or the immediate family of such a party

Additional requirements are listed on the rules tab.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Phase 1: Up to 25 submissions may be selected to each receive a prize of up to $40,000.

Phase 2: Prize recipients in Phase 1 may compete for consideration to receive a prize in Phase 2. Up to 10 submissions may be selected to each receive a prize of up to $80,000.

Application process

Follow the instructions on the how to enter tab. Begin the process by sending a registration email to PostpartumChallenge@hhs.gov.

Deadlines:

  • Phase 1: January 31, 2022
  • Phase 2: December 16, 2022
Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Cardiovascular disease · Depression · Diabetes · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · Maternal health and prenatal care · Medicaid · Mortality · Women

Organizations (3)

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, view details
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, view details



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