MCHB Grand Challenges – deadline extended to Nov. 9 for CYSHCN Challenge

As reported earlier, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award four prizes in a Grand Challenges competition to develop innovative, low-cost, and scalable solutions to improve the health of mothers and children across the U.S. The Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge deadline has been extended until Nov. 9 at 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT). This challenge supports the creation of technology innovations to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.  You only need a 5-page description that meets the Submission Requirements and Review Criteria for the CSHCN challenge.  Submissions for the challenge relating to Remote Pregnancy Monitoring are due on Nov. 27 (5:00 pm ET) [sic] and submissions for the challenge relating to Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms are due Nov. 19 (5:00 pm ET) [sic].  The Childhood Obesity Challenge is no longer accepting applications.

Nominations sought for federal Family Caregiving Advisory Council – due Dec. 3

The Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) has posted a Notice requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Family Caregiving Advisory Council, which was created by the RAISE Family Caregivers Act.  Pursuant to the law, the Council’s 15 members will include at least one person from each of the following categories: family caregivers; older adults who need long-term services and supports; individuals with disabilities; health care and social service providers; providers of long-term services and supports; employers; paraprofessional workers; state and local officials; accreditation bodies; veterans; and as appropriate, other experts and advocacy organizations engaged in family caregiving. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, December 3, 2018. A description of the Council, member responsibilities, and procedures for submitting comments can be found in the 10/12/18 Federal Register.

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