Delaware Division of Public Health - Maternal and Child Health

  • August 04, 2022
  • August 12, 2022

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium (DHMIC) are seeking applicants for Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB) Zones mini-grants up to $50,000 to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in Delaware using community-based approaches. It is anticipated that two new mini-grantees will be funded for the new grant cycle — each will receive up to $50,000 — for the 20-month grant period.

DEADLINE: 08/12/2022

The HWHB Zones is a collective impact approach where the aim is to build state and local capacity, and to test small-scale innovative strategies in the community. By doing so they hope to shift the impact of social determinants of health tied to root causes related to infant and maternal mortality and morbidity.

DPH, and DHMIC are committed to supporting local organizations whose results-driven work strives to accomplish this and further build upon mortality reduction work in Delaware.

Eligibility Criteria

§  To be eligible:

§  Applicants must hold a 501(c)(3) status.

§  The applicant’s annual operating budget must be under $3 million.

§  The proposed project must focus on at least one of the following priority areas:

§  Father/partner involvement and engagement

§  Addressing food insecurity

§  Proposed programs must be linked to reducing disparities related to maternal/child health.

§  The target population must be women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 44) who are considered high risk (living in a targeted HWHB Zone) and/or partners of these women.

§  Strategies must be based on the perspectives and priorities of, and partnerships with, those living in the HWHB Zone.

§  The applicant (if selected) will engage in data collection to measure the impact of the program.

For more information, visit DPH.


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