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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program

Deadline: May 24, 2019

The Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) will fund projects intended to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities. The goals of the RMOMS program are to:

  • Develop a sustainable network approach to coordinate maternal and obstetrics care within a rural region
  • Increase the delivery and access of preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services
  • Develop sustainable financing models for the provision of maternal and obstetrics care
  • Improve maternal and neonatal outcomes

Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ways to achieve these goals through an established or formal regional network structure. This pilot program intends to demonstrate the impact on access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities through testing models that address the following RMOMS Focus Areas:

  1. Rural Hospital Obstetric Service Aggregation
  2. Network Approach to Coordinating a Continuum of Care
  3. Leveraging Telehealth and Specialty Care
  4. Financial Sustainability

Applicants are required to incorporate all four of the RMOMS Focus Areas in their proposals.

Amount: Approximately $1,800,000 is available to fund up to three projects.

Eligibility: All domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in an urban or rural area, however, all activities supported by this program must exclusively target populations residing in Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties. To ascertain whether a particular county or census tract is rural, please refer to https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/rural-health?tab=Address.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312650

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