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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Maternal health and prenatal care

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program
Funding to connect specialists at academic medical centers with primary care providers of rural, frontier, and underserved populations, providing evidence-based training and support to help them treat patients with complex conditions in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain health professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Hawaii.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination in causing and sustaining health disparities and intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Louisiana Health and Education Disparities Collective Impact Grants
Grants to coalitions working to close the gaps in health and education for Louisiana's children by addressing structural inequities and access.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
California J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of California, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsor: California Department of Health Care Services
Rural Family Medicine with Obstetrics Fellowship
One-year fellowship with Tacoma Family Medicine in Washington for family medicine physicians who plan to care for a rural population with limited access to healthcare services. The fellowship includes expanded scope obstetrics including cesarean sections.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsors: MultiCare, Tacoma Family Medicine, University of Washington
Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
A financial incentive for physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Dec 25, 2021
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Rural Practice Scholarship program
Forgivable loans for Arkansas students who are enrolled, accepted, or alternates for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and who agree to practice full-time primary care medicine in a rural community in Arkansas after completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Programs
Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network
A series of 6-week educational and networking initiatives focused on improving maternal outcomes. Participants will enroll in 6-week improvement sprints focused on a specific clinical topic related to maternal health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Birth Center Accreditation Support Grants
Grants to assist birth center applicants with fees that are due to the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, including accreditation fees and annual fees. Priority is given to programs that serve rural and low-income areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation