HRSA Offers Health Center Funding Opportunity to Improve Care for the Kids You Serve

The Biden administration has issued a $30 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to enhance early childhood development services and improve outcomes for children served by Community Health Centers. The goal of the funding is to increase the number of infants and young children served by health centers who receive age-appropriate developmental screenings and prompt follow-up services for conditions that could affect their development. A new brief from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative outlines the objectives of the FOA, documents the essential role of Community Health Centers in caring for young children in vulnerable communities and at risk for developmental delay, and explores the opportunities to effectively support child health and development in health centers.