Replication Projects

This opportunity is now closed. Stay tuned for a new Request for Applications in November!

Each year, AMCHP awards up to four organizations to replicate a practice from theMCH Innovations DatabaseBased 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

The 2024-2025 AMCHP Replication Project will run from approximately May 2024 – April 2025. AMCHP offers awards between $15,000-$25,000 as well as customized support depending on an organization’s readiness to replicate an Innovation Hub practice and information gathered during the Exploratory Call.  

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.


Readiness Checklist

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 

Replication Project Timeline


Current Replication Projects

The Social Justice Center
North Carolina
South Carolina

The Social Justice Center in North Carolina aims to “eradicate the adverse impact of social, cultural, and political oppressions that Black women, girls, femmes, and gender-expansive folx face,” particularly within the context of reproductive justice. The Social Justice Center will partner with BirthMatters to implement their BirthMatters program. By replicating this program, the Social Justice Center hopes to contribute to reducing inequities among queer birthing folx and birthing folx of color by providing culturally competent and inclusive support throughout their birthing and postpartum care.

Rooted Doula Collective & Arizona Birthworkers of Color

The Rooted Doula Collective, a collaborative community of Black doulas, offers full-spectrum doula support to Black folks. They will work in partnership with Arizona Birthworkers of Color to uplift, support, and create space for connection amongst Birthworkers of Color in Arizona, aiming to replicate the Public Health Institute at Denver Health’s Perinatal Continuum of Care Toolkit for Action. By adapting this toolkit to their state, the Rooted Doula Collective and Arizona Birthworkers of Color hope to incorporate the lived experience and expertise of Black families and those who care for them to increase the knowledge and capacity of those who are a part of the formal and informal care networks that support birthing and postpartum people during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue, based in Houston, Texas supports women of color before, during and after childbirth with community resources, mental health advocacy, treatment and support. Shades of Blue will collaborate with the Public Health Institute at Denver Health to replicate their Perinatal Continuum of Care Toolkit for Action from Colorado. Implementing this toolkit will reduce health inequities by addressing roots causes of disparities and integrating culturally competent care, community engagement, and innovative technology to meet the specific needs of marginalized communities. This tool will also strengthen relationships with community members and leaders to co-create solutions.

Indiana Department of Health

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) envisions that every Hoosier, inhabitants of Indiana reaches optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play. IDOH will be working with UP for Learning, based in Vermont, to replicate their program: Getting to ‘Y’: Youth Bring Meaning to their Youth Risk Behavior Survey. IDOH plans to pilot this program in several schools to build trust and relationships with school administrations, and allow students to develop creative solutions to address adolescent health issues based on data from their communities.

MI State of Birth Justice

The MI State of Birth Justice in Michigan uses a community organizing approach to birth center development, rooted in deep equity and meaningful partnerships. Birth Detroit will be collaborating with Elephant Circle to replicate their Colorado Birth Equity Bill Package. Replicating this bill package will enhance access to licensed midwives in community settings across Michigan thereby increasing equity.

Georgia Department of Public Health
Rhode Island

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. GA DPH will be working with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network to implement the Youth Advisory Council Model as a way to develop a Youth Advisory Council (YAC)to serve as a platform for youth voice and empowerment. GA DPH’s YAC will promote and support opportunities to engage, develop and celebrate youth leaders and will contribute to long-term efforts to address and work towards reducing health inequities.


Previous Replication Projects