Integrated Maternal Health Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the FY 2023 Integrated Maternal Health Services (IMHS) program. The purpose of this program is to foster the development and demonstration of integrated health services models, such as the Maternity Medical Home (sometimes referred to as the Pregnancy Medical Home (PMH)) which is modeled after the patient- centered medical home2. The models developed and demonstrated by this program will support comprehensive care (including clinical, ancillary, behavioral health, and support services) for pregnant and postpartum people who experience health disparities and have limited access to basic social and health care services. The IMHS initiative will be used to identify integrated health services models for future replication that will improve maternal health outcomes, advance equity, and address systemic barriers. Program Goal The overarching goal of the IMHS initiative is to improve maternal health outcomes in the United States by increasing access to quality, equitable, comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum people who experience health disparities and have limited access to basic social and health care services. The program will work towards achieving this goal by: • Fostering collaborative relationships between health care providers, social services organizations/providers, state Medicaid programs, and state and local health departments to coordinate services and improve maternal health outcomes; • Developing and enhancing maternal health data infrastructure at the maternal health care practice and population levels; • Assessing the viability of various models that support integrated health services for pregnant and postpartum people; and, • Identifying lessons learned for future implementation.
Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 5304 (formerly cited as 25 U.S.C. 450b)). See 42 CFR 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.