Grant Writing for Childbirth Educators: Lessons Learned From the Resource Center for Young Parents-To-Be

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Obtaining funding to support community-based childbirth education programs can be a challenge for childbirth educators who may have little grant-writing experience. This article was written by two nurse educators/nurse-midwives who have been involved for over 10 years with a grant-funded parenting and childbirth education program for pregnant teens. It reviews the background of the Resource Center for Young Parents-To-Be, suggests grant-funding sources, and explains the building of partnerships in the community. The basic steps involved in the grant-writing process are presented as well as the importance of follow-up evaluations and reports. Grant-writing skills and the ability to forge partnerships with other community organizations can be important tools for childbirth educators and health-care professionals.

Keywords: childbirth education; community-based programs; grant writing; partnerships

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812410X482338

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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