HHS Issues Challenges to Improve Maternal Health

 Friday, October 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has announced two challenges to improve maternal health. The first is a $3.3 million dollar competition that will look for programs that provide effective monitoring and follow-up to improve rates of maternal hypertension control. The goal is to identify pre-existing programs that care for women with hypertension who are pregnant and/or postpartum. The next is an $800,000 competition that will identify effective, programs that increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates while decreasing disparities among breastfeeding mothers. This competition seeks programs that target gaps in breastfeeding education, instruction, and/or support for breastfeeding mothers.  

To learn more about the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition please click here.   

To learn more about the HHS Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge please click here.