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Severe Maternal Morbidity

Contact the Office of Minority Health

  •  850-245-4941



    Mailing Address

    Office of Minority Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A25 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1746 

Grant Opportunities 

2023-2026 Florida Department of Health - Office of Minority Health - Programs to Reduce Severe Maternal Morbidity throughTelehealth (SMMT) in Florida

Playback: The pre-conference will be recorded and should be available within 2 business days on the Office of Minority Health website. Answers to questions about this RFA will also be posted here.

Direct all questions about the online application process or related issues via email to with the subject heading “RFA#22-002 Questions.”

Authorized under sections 381.7351 - 381.7356, Florida Statutes

Disclaimer – NOTE: The receipt of applications in response to this grant opportunity does not imply or guarantee that any one or all qualified applicants will be awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Health.

This grant opportunity is not subject to section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes.

Severe Maternal Morbidity RFA Documents:

2022-2023 Pilot Programs to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity through Telehealth (SMMT) in Duval and Orange Counties

The Florida Department of Health, through its Office of Minority Health, announces the availability of funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 awards for pilot programs to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) through telehealth in Duval and Orange Counties. The goal of the SMMT Pilot Program is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve health outcomes for eligible patients.

The grant will establish SMMT Pilot Programs in Duval and Orange counties to use telehealth to provide enhanced maternity care to eligible pregnant and postpartum patients in accordance with section 383.2163, Florida Statute.  Each SMMT Pilot Program will use telehealth to assess eligible patient’s service needs and gaps, link eligible patients to social services, medical care, and education, coordinate care, provide for services not covered by insurance, and provide Eligible Patients telehealth tools for wellness checks.  Each SMMT Pilot Program will also provide health equity and telehealth training for participating health care practitioners and perinatal professionals. The SMMT Pilot Programs will expand the use of technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve maternal health conditions.

  • RFA Released and Advertised: May 10, 2022
  • Pre-Application Conference Call: May 16, 2022
  • 2nd Pre-Application Conference Call: May 23, 2022
  • Application due: June 7, 2022

 RFA21-008 Information


  • Florida Department of Health - Office of Minority Health - Pilot Programs to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity through Telehealth (SMMT) in Duval and Orange Counties
  • RFA21-008 (Currently Closed)
  • RFA21-008_Addendum_1
  • RFA21-008 FAQs

For Applicants: To access the Automated Upload System please read and follow the instructions in the document below.

RFA System Upload Instructions


The Florida Department of Health issues this Notice of Intent to Award to the following Applicants:

Orlando Health, Inc.                                                                              Maternal and Child Health                            $2,400,000.00

Agape Community Health Center, Inc                                                 Maternal and Child Health                            $2,400,000.00