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Women's Health Branch

Women’s Preventive Health Services Covered By The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Preventive Health Services for Women

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North Carolina Medical Center Resources

High-Risk Prenatal Care Resource List (PDF, 23 KB)

Branch Overview

The Women's Health Branch develops and promotes programs and services that protect the health and well-being of infants and of women during their child-bearing years. The goal is to improve the overall health of women, reduce infant sickness and death, and strengthen families and communities.

The Women's Health Branch also offers guidance, consultation and training for professionals who provide women's health services.

Local health departments and other community agencies serving each of the 100 counties in North Carolina provide a variety of these women’s health services, including family planning, prenatal care, flu shots and other women's immunizations, and pregnancy care management. For more information on the services near you, contact your local health department external link.

The Women's Health Branch is part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

Requests for Applications (RFA)

NEW!  RFA A308R: Healthy Beginnings

RFA A308R: Healthy Beginnings

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch has re-released a Request for Application (RFA) #A308R – Healthy Beginnings. Please distribute to interested agencies in your local networks.

Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit agencies (e.g. nonprofit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local health departments) are eligible to apply for funds under this Request for Applications. For-profit agencies need not apply.

All prospective applicants are REQUIRED to participate on a Bidder’s Webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:00 – 11:00 am.

A Notice of Intent is REQUIRED. Any agency that plans to submit an application is required to submit a notice of intent no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Request for Applications Schedule

  • 02/11/16: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants
  • 02/18/16: Required Bidder’s Webinar
  • 02/23/16: Required Notice of Intent Due by 5:00 pm
  • 02/22/16: Optional Technical Assistance call at 10:00 am
  • 02/23/16: Questions regarding the RFA Due by 4:30 pm
  • 02/25/16: Q & A addendum sent to eligible applicants
  • 03/11/16: Applications due to the Women’s Health Branch by 5:00 pm
  • 04/01/16: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 06/01/16: Contract begins

RFA A308R Questions?

Renee Jackson
Phone: (919) 707-5690; Email

 RFA A320: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Initiative

NEW! Appendix I - Assistance with data sources and your needs assessment (PDF, 431 KB)

RFA A320 - Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Initiative

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section has released RFA A320 – Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Initiative.

Eligibility

Local health departments and local health department districts are eligible to apply for funds under this Request for Applications. In addition, local health department who are partnering together to form a regional collaboration also eligible to apply.

All prospective applicants were required to participate in a Bidder’s Webinar on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

A Notice of Intent is required by completing the online survey. Any agency that plans to submit an application is required to submit a notice of intent no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Please refer to the Request for Application A320 document for more information on the Bidder’s Webinar and the Notice of Intent.

Request for Applications Schedule

  • 1/15/16: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants
  • 1/28/16: Required Bidder’s Webinar
  • 2/05/16: Required Notice of Intent due by 5:00 p.m.
  • 2/12/16: Optional Technical Assistance calls. Prospective applicants can choose from one of the following times: 10:00-11:00 am with call-in number 919-250-4221; OR 2:00-3:00 pm with call-in number 919-501-4272.
  • 2/16/16: Questions regarding the RFA due by 5:00 p.m.
  • 2/19/16: Q&A addendum sent to eligible applicants
  • 2/29/16: Applications (Word, 66 KB) are due to the Women’s Health Branch by 5:00 p.m.
  • 3/31/16: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 6/01/16: Contract begins

RFA A320 Questions?

Leslie deRosset
Phone: (919) 707-5690; Email

 RFA A323: Young Families Connect: Engaging Communities

RFA A323 - Young Families Connect: Engaging Communities

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch has released RFA A323 – Young Families Connect: Engaging Communities.

Eligibility

Public and private non-profit agencies located in Bladen, Onslow, Robeson, Rockingham or Wayne counties only are eligible to apply for YFC funds.  For-profit agencies need not apply

All prospective applicants are encouraged to participate in a Pre-Application Bidder’s Webinar on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

A Notice of Intent is required. Any agency that plans to submit an application must submit a Notice of Intent no later than 5:00 pm January 29, 2016.

Please refer to the Request for Application A323 template for more information on the Pre-Application Bidder’s Webinar and Notice of Intent.

Request for Applications Schedule

  • 1/15/16: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants
  • 1/21/16: Pre-Application Bidders Webinar 11:00 am-12:30 pm (recommended).
  • 1/29/16: Notice of Intent due by 5:00 pm (required)
  • 1/29/16: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5:00 pm
  • 2/5/16: Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA
  • 2/26/16: Applications (Word, 147 KB) are due by 5 pm to the Women’s Health Branch
  • 3/24/16: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 8/1/16: Contract begins

RFA A320 Questions?

Heather Todaro
Phone: (919) 707-5681; Email