Funded Projects & Completed Challenges

Funded Projects

  • Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence
    • Awards made in fiscal years (FY) 2023 and 2024 to support 12 research centers, a data innovation and coordinating hub, and an implementation science hub in response to RFA-HD-23-035RFA-HD-23-036, and RFA-HD-23-037
    • The centers will develop and evaluate innovative approaches to reduce pregnancy-related complications and deaths and promote maternal health equity
    • For more information about the centers’ work, visit the IMPROVE Maternal Health Hub external link (maintained by Johns Hopkins University)
  • IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP)
    • Funding for three projects awarded in FY 2023 in response to OTA-20-014-C (PDF 413 KB)
    • IMPROVE-CIP supports community-engaged implementation research to address factors that contribute to maternal death and severe illness, including mental health, substance use, psychosocial factors, and social and structural determinants of health
    • More information is available on the NIH Community Engagement Alliance website external link
  • FY 2021 Funded Projects
    • More than $13 million awarded to support 22 projects in response to NOT-OD-21-071
    • Focus areas include the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal health and the impact of structural racism and discrimination on maternal health outcomes in the context of COVID-19
  • FY 2020 Funded Projects
    • More than $7 million awarded to support 36 projects related to NOT-OD-20-104
    • Focus areas include biological risk factors related to maternal morbidity and mortality and protective factors for healthy pregnancy in populations with health disparities

Completed Research Challenges

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