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MCHB 2016 Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) – HRSA-16-180. The purpose of this program is to increase the proportion of children and young adults ages birth to 21 years who fall within a healthy weight range by supporting states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding that support healthy weight behaviors.

The Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN will support implementation of the Title V Block Grant transformation by supporting states’ efforts to address the new National Performance Measures (NPMs) by accelerating improvement and innovation in integrating and translating evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies into practice through collaborative learning in order to achieve the greatest collective impact at the state level. The Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN will align and synergize with other MCHB investments, including Healthy Start, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems to support states in areas related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding and will build on lessons learned from the MCHB Pediatric Obesity Mini CoIIN.

To learn more about the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN (HRSA-16-180), click on http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282168 or go to grants.gov and search for HRSA-16-180.

Application Due Date: May 17, 2016

Note: A technical assistance call will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The MCHB Project Officer will provide an overview of the FOA and be available to answer questions. Call information is as follows:

Call number: 888-843-9978

Passcode: 1157942

Web link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/hrsa-16-180/

For additional information related to the overall program and/or technical assistance regarding this FOA, please contact Meredith Morrissette at 301-443-6392 or mmorrissette@hrsa.gov