Quality Improvement Fund - Maternal Health (QIF-MH)
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The Quality Improvement Fund - Maternal Health (QIF-MH)
program will provide funding to improve maternal health
and reduce racial and ethnic maternal health disparities
supporting health centers in developing and piloting
innovative, patient-centered, scalable models of care
delivery. Projects should address the clinical and
health-related social needs of health center patients at
highest risk of maternal morbidity and mortality.
Priority populations are women of color and those in
rural and underserved areas.
Program requirements include:
- Innovation - Develop, pilot, and evaluate innovative, evidence-informed models of care delivery that address one or more of the following stages of maternal health: preconception, prenatal, intrapartum, and/or postpartum. Track community engagement and maternal health patient experience. Incorporate continuous quality improvement.
- Patient and community input - Engage, actively gather input from, and partner with health center patients and community members who have experienced maternal health barriers. Develop ongoing partnerships with community organizations, such as social service agencies and home visiting programs.
- Advancing equity - Address equity in maternal health, including applying an understanding of intersectionality and how multiple forms of discrimination affect individuals' lived experiences. Focus on populations that are historically underserved, marginalized, or adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality, which includes racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, and people with disabilities. Consider the cultural and clinical competence of staff. Address barriers to patients seeking maternal health care and health-related social needs such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, financial strain, intimate partner violence, lack of transportation/access to public transportation, and other social determinants that may affect access to care, contribute to poor health outcomes, and exacerbate health disparities.
Existing health centers currently receiving H80 the
Health Center Program are eligible to apply:
- Community Health Centers
- Migrant Health Centers
- Health Care for the Homeless
- Public Housing Primary Care
Amount of funding
Award ceiling: $2,000,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 12
Estimated total program funding:
Awardees will also participate in collaborative learning
and evaluation activities with other award recipients and
the coordination and evaluation center.
Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · LGBTQ+ · Maternal health and prenatal care · Minorities · Mortality · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Women
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