Women's Health Branch


Funding Opportunity

 RFA A377 - Perinatal Nurse Champion Program

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section has released RFA A377 - Perinatal Nurse Champion Program.


One eligible public or non-profit institution will be selected to receive funding to implement the Perinatal Nurse Champion Program in Perinatal Care Region (PCR) II. Each applicant must be a North Carolina public or private non-profit institution that is physically located within Perinatal Care Region II and must have the capacity to serve the entire perinatal region. Applicants must have expertise providing multidisciplinary and subspecialty perinatal care and assist the Perinatal Nurse Champion in identifying specific maternal health issues and support programmatic interventions.

How to Apply:

RFAs will be posted on the Program’s website at: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/grant-opportunities/public-health-grant-opportunities and may be sent to prospective agencies and organizations via direct mail, email, and/or Program’s website beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a Bidder's webinar on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:30pm. Please click on this link to participate in the webinar: http://whb.adobeconnect.com/rpbbyuyn4lov/ and dial 1-877-336-1828 Access code: 1627678 to hear audio.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to submit questions regarding the RFA by email to Shelby.Weeks@dhhs.nc.gov until 5:00 pm on Monday, July 13, 2020

Deadline for Submission: 5:00 pm on Monday, August 3, 2020

To obtain further information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:
Shelby M. Weeks, MHS
Preconception Health and Family Support Unit Manager
Phone: (919) 707-5707
Please refer to the Request for Application A377 document for more information on the Bidder’s Webinar.

Application Process Summary Dates:

07/01/2020: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.
07/08/2020: Bidder's Conference (web)
07/13/2020: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5pm.
07/16/2020: Answers to questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.
08/03/2020: Applications due by 5pm.
08/10/2020: Successful applicants will be notified.
09/01/2020: Contract proposed start date.


Call Shelby Weeks at 919-707-5707 or Shelby.Weeks@dhhs.nc.gov

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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.

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

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Mailing Address

Women's Health Branch
1929 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1929
Courier Number: 56-23-01

Physical Address

5601 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609


Main: (919) 707-5700
Fax: (919) 870-4827

Last Modified: July 29, 2020