Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This announcement solicits applications for the Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR). The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of community-based, primary care providers in addressing the mental/behavioral health conditions of their patients. The program supports continuing education in psychosocial developmental aspects of child health that emphasizes the practical challenges confronted by community-based, primary care practitioners. The objectives of this program are to:

• enhance primary care provider understanding of psychosocial aspects of child development, disorders, and disability

• increase provider ability to help children and families address these issues

• expand provider ability to distinguish between transient disturbances and more serious psychiatric disorders which require referral

• promote collaboration between pediatricians and child psychiatrists

• facilitate a comprehensive approach to health supervision, such as outlined in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: Feb. 27, 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: Mar. 20, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Per the Social Security Act, Title V, § 502(a)(2)(A) and 42 CFR § 51a.3 (b), public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning are eligible. An “institution of higher learning” is defined as any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education, and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine.



Amount Description

Approximately $150,000 is expected to be available annually to fund 10 recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $15,000 per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. The project period is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022 (5 years). 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

February 27, 2017

External Deadline

March 20, 2017