HRSA’s P4 Challenge invites applicants to propose and implement innovative approaches to increase access to and utilization of well-child visits and/or immunization services within primary care settings.
Vaccinations and well-child visits help prevent outbreaks of childhood diseases. Recent CDC data show that fewer children got vaccines on time this year compared to last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The P4 Challenge invites applicants to propose and implement innovative approaches to increase access to and utilization of well-child visits and/or immunizations services within primary care settings.
Innovative approaches in Phase 1 should aim to increase a key pediatric health performance measure such as:
- Number of well-child visits (number of visits/number of children in the target population)
- Well-child visit disparities (comparing measures across two or more subpopulations)
- Doses administered of specific vaccines; coverage of the primary pediatric vaccination series (for example, number of MMR vaccines given/number of children 12-18 months in the target population)
- Disparities within the community on a specific immunization metric (comparing measure across two or more subpopulations)
In Phase 1 of the P4 Challenge, up to 50 applicants will receive $10,000 to deploy the proposed approach in Phase 2.
DECEMBER 15, 2020: Phase 1 opens
JANUARY 15, 2020: Webinar to support registered and potential teams develop their approaches. Register here
JANUARY 19, 2021: Submissions begin: Submit your application to MCHBP4Challenge@hrsa.gov
MARCH 15, 2021: Phase 1 Submissions due
APRIL 2021: Phase 1 Winners announced, prize money distributed, and Phase 2 begins
SEPTEMBER 2021: Phase 2 performance results and program progress reports submitted for Phase 2 judging
OCTOBER 2021: Phase 2 Winners announced