This opportunity is currently open and closes on March 1st, 2024!
Each year, AMCHP awards up to four organizations to replicate a practice from the MCH Innovations Database. Based on their readiness to begin replication, awardees will receive peer coaching and guidance from a representative of the practice as well as tailored assistance from AMCHP to help adapt the practice to their unique context and situation.
This opportunity is not designed to fully fund the replication of a practice but rather to support initial capacity building and implementation efforts. Recognizing that it takes approximately 3-5 years for a practice to be fully up and running, the Replication Projects are designed to help awardees lay a strong foundation for future implementation by providing the time, structure, and support to think through, plan for, and potentially pilot and learn from implementing a new practice in their own setting.
Explore the sections below to learn more about the Replication Projects and how to apply.
Who Are We Looking For?
This opportunity is open to all organizations/agencies/institutions interested in replicating an Innovation Hub practice. We greatly value community partnerships, and our ideal applicant would have strong relationships with the communities they serve. Groups that would be a good fit for this opportunity include, but are not limited to, community-based/-rooted organizations, tribal governments, or Title V programs with strong relationships with these entities. For the purposes of this opportunity, AMCHP defines community-based organizations (CBOs) as a public or private non-profit organization, or other organizations such as an LLC (limited liability company) that is representative of a community or a significant segment of a community, and works to meet community needs.
In alignment with AMCHP’s Joint Organizational Commitment to Anti-Racism and Racial Equity, we are prioritizing organizations led by or directly supporting Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities; others experiencing systemic oppression including but not limited to the disability community, the LGBTQI+ community, etc.; or those representing groups that have been historically oppressed. In addition, AMCHP will prioritize projects submitted by organizations that haven’t been awarded previously or which feature a practice that hasn’t been replicated yet through the Replication Projects. View a list of previous replicated Innovation Hub practices here.
Replication Project Support Structure
Applying for a Replication Project
Replicating a practice can take a long time. Our application process is designed to help you successfully do this and consists of three steps:
Step 1: Complete the Readiness Checklist and sign up for an Exploratory Call
- The first step in the application process is to complete items 1-6 in the Readiness Checklist. This resource consists of recommendations that will help you apply for a Replication Project.
- After completing these items, use this link to sign up for an Exploratory Call with AMCHP staff in January.
Step 2: Participate in an Exploratory Call
- During this informal conversation, AMCHP will learn more about your intended project to determine if you’re ready to apply, and if so, what type of support is most appropriate for your project. AMCHP staff will also offer suggestions/ideas for developing your application.
- You can sign up for an Exploratory Call using this link and are welcome to invite others who will support your project to participate in the call.
- The Exploratory Call questions can be found here.
Step 3: Complete the Application
- After the Exploratory Call, you will receive a copy of the application to complete.
- If you are not ready to apply at this point, AMCHP will provide you with suggestions on additional resources to support your next steps.
What to Expect if Accepted
Innovation Hub Practice Conversation Guide
What You'll Gain From This Opportunity
- Increase the visibility of your work
- Better understanding of challenges, lessons learned, and useful data points for measuring success from a peer state/jurisdiction/organization that has already implemented the practice you’re replicating
- Receive support and guidance from national and state experts
- Build meaningful relationships with key partners, including family and community partners, individuals with lived experience, and direct service providers
- Develop a plan for project sustainability
- Increase your knowledge of implementation tools and processes
- Share your thoughts on your experience and suggestions for improvement via a final report and 6 month-follow up report
- A write up of your experiences and key insights published in AMCHP’s bimonthly newsletter, Pulse, as well as being featured on AMCHP’s Innovation Hub
Current Replication Projects
Previous Replication Projects
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By Becca Matusovich, Executive Director, Children’s Oral Health Network (COHN), and Emilie Knight, Virtual Dental Home Program Coordinator, COHN Background At a recent Virtual Dental Home (VDH) site visit, a […] Read More
Replicating North Carolina’s “Innovative Approaches” Initiative in Philadelphia
By Danielle Rhodes, Public Health Program Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Mary Glazer, Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health Larry and his Son’s Story Larry N. […] Read More
How Trauma-Informed Yoga is Healing a Generation
By Small World Yoga (Nashville, Tennessee location) Miguel, age 10, rolls up his yoga mat after a 40-minute session of gentle yoga and meditation with his classmates after school. He […] Read More
Overview of Replication Projects
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