Reproductive and Environmental Health Network

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 21, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityHealth
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Per 42 CFR ? 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply.

Program Description

This announcement solicits applications for a new project entitled Reproductive and Environmental Health Network. ?This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to administer a cooperative agreement that will improve maternal and fetal health outcomes through providing education, individualized counseling, improved access to resources, and advancing the knowledge base related to the safety of exposures to medication and environmental agents before, during, and after pregnancy. The purpose of the Reproductive and Environmental Health Network funding opportunity is to fund a national organization to improve maternal and fetal health outcomes by providing evidence-based information on the safety of exposures in pregnancy and lactation. ?Activities will include: Support regional Teratology Information Services (TIS) that provide one-on-one risk assessments and counseling to individuals of reproductive age and to providers on known and potential reproductive risks; Provide the most current information to the public and health care professionals on possible risks from environmental exposures by advancing the knowledge base, synthesizing research, and developing resources to communicate findings; and Improve access to teratogen information services to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. In addition to conducting the activities listed above, the awardee will also be required to establish systems and processes that will support the organizations? performance management and quality assurance (QA) requirements through effective tracking of performance outcomes, including a description of how the organization will collect and manage data (e.g., assigned skilled staff, data management software) in a way that allows for accurate and timely reporting of performance measures.? Performance measures should be established around: Consumer utilization: volume of interactions, consumer satisfaction, etc. Provider utilization: volume of interactions, provider awareness, provider satisfaction, etc. Outreach to hard-to-reach populations: volume of interactions, innovative use of technology to reach intended audience, establishing partnerships to increase reach, etc. Contributions to the knowledge base: adding to the research base for exposures; synthesizing new findings; widespread dissemination of current efforts and new findings. QA activities should be focused around establishing and monitoring general standards for sub-awardees, to include: establishing mechanisms for ensuring each funded TIS has a protocol for providing up-to-date pregnancy outcome information in risk assessments for a variety of exposures, and for continuously updating data sets of teratogen information and sharing resources with other TIS locations; providing guidance on ideal staffing arrangements, qualification standards, and training requirements for staff; providing guidance on general operating guidelines; etc. The awardee will be responsible for advancing the research base through ongoing collection of data from TISs that facilitate research.? The awardee should establish mechanisms and requirements to ensure that sub-awardees will participate in these ongoing data collection and study implementation activities, and should describe a plan for major data collection and research efforts.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHRSA-14-147
Funding Opportunity TitleReproductive and Environmental Health Network
Opportunity CategoryHealth
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category Explanation
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 20, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateJuly 21, 2014 (Monday)
***Dates updated per 6/4/14 timeline negotiation meeting btwn MCHB and OFAM.? ~ Doretha D./DGP
Application Archive DateSeptember 19, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,200,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 93.110 - Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Per 42 CFR ? 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Health Resources & Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

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