Enhancing partnerships to address birth defects, infant disorders and related conditions, and the health of pregnant and postpartum people
Centers for Disease Control - NCBDDD
The Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID) works to identify and address preventable causes of birth defects, infant disorders, and related conditions; promote and improve the health of people living with birth defects, infant disorders, and related conditions; and rapidly respond to emerging and re-emerging health threats to understand and reduce their effects on pregnant people and their infants. DBDID in collaboration with the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) proposes to allocate funds to implement a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): CDC‐RFA‐DD-23‐0004, Enhancing partnerships to address birth defects, infant disorders and related conditions, and the health of pregnant and postpartum people. The project period will be five years, with five 12‐month budget periods and an anticipated project start date of September 30, 2023. The purpose of this NOFO is to improve clinical and public health outcomes for pregnant people and their infants and for people with birth defects and related conditions. Through the multicomponent NOFO, CDC aims to fund organizations and institutions (with experience supporting populations and parents directly, reaching clinicians and other professionals who are responsible for patient care, community-level organizations, and public health professionals) that serve specific these populations of focus. Strategies for this NOFO include:(1) enhancing the collection and translation of data, (2) summarizing and disseminating data-informed products, (3) building capacity and technical assistance, (4) showcasing policies and best practices, (5) establishing partnership networks for cross collaboration, and (6) enhancing community engagement and implementation of data-informed activities.
This NOFO will be primarily funded through Component A. All applicants must:submit one application for Component A and, if applicable, Component B and include required information in the application packet. Applicants must apply for Component A in order to be considered for Component B. Each component must have a separate work plan and budget. If an applicant submits multiple applications under Component A, all applications will be deemed non-responsive and none will receive further review.identify the components and strategies to which they are applying in the “Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project” on the SF-424 form. Applicants that do not identify the components and strategies to which they are applying on the SF-424 form will be deemed non-responsive and will not receive further review.Applicants must be funded under Component A to be considered for Component B which may be marked approved but unfunded (ABU).