BPHC Bulletin: HRSA’s Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge

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To respond to declining rates of childhood vaccination coverage and well-child visits due to COVID-19, HRSA has launched the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge competition. We invite pediatric primary care providers, community health providers, state and local programs, and creative health care professionals to sign-up and learn more about the P4 Challenge and how it will address this critical public health issue.

The application period opens Tuesday, January 19, and concludes at 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 15.

Interested in applying? Attend HRSA’s first P4 Challenge webinar:

Friday, January 15
Noon-1:00 p.m. ET
Register here

The webinar will include:

  • An overview of the challenge, including submission requirements and evaluation criteria.
  • Support for pairing community solvers with pediatric primary care providers.
  • Questions and answers time.

Submit questions ahead of time to MCHBP4Challenge@hrsa.gov.

P4 Challenge Overview
HRSA will award $1,000,000 in prizes for innovative approaches to increase access to and utilization of well-child visits and/or immunization services within primary care settings. Partnerships with state and local organizations are encouraged, and submissions must include a primary care provider who delivers health services to children. HRSA expects to select up to 50 Phase 1 winners and up to 20 Phase 2 winners.