MCHB Grand Challenges will award up to $1.5 million in prize awards across four competitions:
• Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity Challenge, launching July 23, 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to promote healthy weight for children and families within the context of their communities.
• Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge, launching August 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to help families, providers, and case managers with care planning and coordination for CSHCN.
• Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge, launching September 2018: supports the creation of tech innovations to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care.
• Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge, launching September 2018: improves access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.
Each Challenge has three phases with winners who advance to the next phase. Specific submission dates will be posted on the website.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today’s most important health issues. Learn more on the Challenges website, sign up for updates, or contact MCHBGrandChallenges@hrsa.gov.