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Advancing Equity in Maternal and Child Health Grant Program

Award information

The following organizations have been offered funding to support Maternal and Child Health initiatives in Wisconsin. This program is made possible with both ARPA and Title V funds provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that are dedicated to improving maternal and child health outcomes.

Indigenous Birth Services
Culturally specific childbirth education
$100,000 (ARPA)

Midwifery Services LLC, Ashland Birth Center
Improving cultural responsiveness of perinatal care
$250,000 (ARPA)

Wisconsin Doulas Association, Inc.
Training and education, and doula capacity building
$150,000 (ARPA)

Allied Wellness Center
Community health workers
$150,000 (ARPA)

Amery Regional Center Foundation
Newborn telehealth
$70,000 (ARPA)

Doulaing the Doula
Doula workforce development
$47,160 (ARPA)

Public Health Madison Dane County
Maternal Mortality and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review action teams
$50,000 (ARPA)

Roots4Change Cooperative
Community power building
$381,370 (ARPA)

Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health
Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH)
$275,000 (Title V)

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
Data equity mapping
$200,000 (Title V)

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Technical assistance for community-based organizations
$300,000 (ARPA)

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, LLC
Health care system coordination to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity; childhood immunization catch-up
$224,000 (ARPA)
$175,000 (Title V)

Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
Substance use cessation
$150,000 (ARPA)

Eau Claire City County Health Department
Child health systems mapping
Eau Claire
$465,000 (Title V)

African American Breastfeeding Network
WeRISE doula program
$300,000 (ARPA)

Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. (Aurora Sinai Medical Center)
Safe Mom Safe Baby program
$103,500 (ARPA)

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Child food insecurity; Maternal Mortality and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review action teams
$190,000 (ARPA)
$50,000 (Title V)

Dignity With Departure
Infant loss grief and bereavement
$135,000 (ARPA)

Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin
Mobile clinic
$350,000 (ARPA)

Medical College of Wisconsin—The Periscope Project
Perinatal psychiatric consultation program
$435,000 (ARPA)

Moms Mental Health Initiative
Support systems for perinatal mental health
$135,000 (ARPA)

Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective
Doula workforce development
$413,480 (ARPA)

ABC for Rural Health, Inc.
Health benefits check-ups
$150,000 (Title V)

Rock County Public Health
Maternal Mortality and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review action teams
$50,000 (ARPA)

Waking Women Healing Institute
Culturally specific perinatal education and services
$100,000 (ARPA)

United Way St. Croix Valley
Diaper and perinatal resource bank
St. Croix
$30,000 (ARPA)

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley
Culturally responsive services
St. Croix
$112,500 (Title V)

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care, Inc.
Building mental health workforce
$250,000 (ARPA)

Winnebago County Health Department
Parent resource hours
$150,00 (Title V)

Healthy Birth Day, Inc.
Stillbirth prevention
$98,000 (ARPA)


The priority areas for this investment include:

  • Social determinants of health, such as food security, affordable housing, employment, and social connections
  • Mental well-being
  • Building responsive and equitable health care systems (for example, training providers or health systems on the role of doulas and community health workers, training providers, or health systems)
  • Perinatal workforce development (for example, training or reimbursement of doula services or community health workers)
  • Connecting families to information and resources (targeted community outreach or education campaigns, related to the above priority topics)
  • Wraparound support for perinatal populations in uncertain situations, such as those without housing or incarceration


All funding application survey submissions were due on August 15, 2022.

Organizations have until October 17, 2022, to accept or decline funds.

Awards will begin January 1, 2023.

If you have questions, you can email

Last revised March 14, 2023