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Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.110
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 13, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Fulera Salami, MPH and Maura Maloney, PhD, MS
301.443.6377 and 301.443.1087

For grants management or budget questions:
David Colwander
301.443.7858 contact center:
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The MCH SDAR Program will provide funding to support applied research through analysis of existing databases and/or administrative records to improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare services and health outcomes for underserved maternal and child health (MCH) populations.

The following objectives should be accomplished by the end of the period of performance:

  • Complete a secondary data analysis research project that addressed MCH priorities and health equity
  • At least 2 manuscripts submitted to or published in peer-reviewed journals
  • A junior investigator mentored through all stages of the project

Research goals include:

  • Strengthen and expand the evidence base on topics addressed by the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant National Performance Measures (strategic research issues, strategic plan goals, and/or Healthy People 2030)
  • Address health inequities facing underserved communities to enhance the evidence and strategies for improving health equity for all MCH populations
  • Address existing and new research topics of regional and national significance and highlight new data, knowledge, evidence, and strategies for addressing the burden of diseases that affect MCH populations

Underserved is defined as "populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life." Underserved communities may include:

  • Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Native American persons
  • Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color
  • Members of religious minorities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons
  • Persons with disabilities
  • People who live in rural areas
  • Populations that are otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality

Eligibility is limited to public and nonprofit institutions of higher education and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special healthcare needs. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $120,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $600,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

MCH First applicant webinar recording

Combined MCH and Autism SDAR applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Children and youth · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Research methods and resources · Women

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