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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.

NEW! Requests for Applications (RFA)

 RFA A318: Sickle Cell Syndrome Program

RFA A318 - Sickle Cell Syndrome Program

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch has released RFA A318 - Sickle Cell Syndrome Program.


This Request for Applications will award funding for care coordination, education, and genetic counseling to individuals and families with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and related hemoglobins in 19 North Carolina counties for Fiscal Years 2017-2019. The regions and counties to be funded are listed below:

  • Region 1: Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson
  • Region 2: Carteret, Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Wayne
  • Region 3: Mecklenburg
  • Region 4: Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham

Public or private non-profit agencies including local health departments and federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) are eligible to apply. Contracts will be awarded annually for a maximum of three years. Total funding available for each year is $1,073,738. Funding amounts will be based on the region(s) each applicant agency intends to serve.   

Request for Applications Schedule

  • 11/20/15: Request for Applications announced and posted on website
  • 12/1/15: Bidder’s Conference/Webinar (recommended)
  • 12/4/15: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5 PM
  • 12/11/15: Answers to Questions posted on website as an addendum to the RFA
  • 1/8/16: Applications (Word, 118 KB) due by 5 PM
  • 1/29/16: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 6/1/16: Projected contract start date

RFA A318 Questions?

Kimberly Leathers-Raynor
Phone: (919) 707-5716; Email

 RFA A308 - Healthy Beginnings

RFA A308 - Healthy Beginnings

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch has released RFA A308 - Healthy Beginnings.


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 in a Bidder’s Webinar on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Please refer to the Request for Application A308 document for more information on the Bidder’s Webinar and the Notice of Intent.

Request for Applications Schedule

  • 11/16/15: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants
  • 12/01/15: Required Bidder’s Webinar
  • 12/11/15: Required Notice of Intent due by 5:00 p.m.
  • 12/14/15: Optional Technical Assistance calls
  • 12/15/15: Questions regarding the RFA due by 5:00 p.m.
  • 12/17/15: Q&A addendum sent to eligible applicants
  • 01/06/16: Applications (DOCX, 42 KB) due to the Women’s Health Branch by 5:00 p.m.
  • 02/08/16: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 06/01/16: Contract begins

RFA A308 Questions?

Renee Jackson
Phone: (919) 707-5714; Email