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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust $3 Million Initiative to help Americans Manage Chronic Diseases
Through the Innovations in Community Health initiative, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), will award grants to community health centers across the country working to develop innovative programs that increase access to quality care and produce better health outcomes while reducing costs for patients and health care systems. The funding also will support health care models that promote coordinated care and/or include education and tracking models for promoting medication adherence among patients managing chronic diseases, and technology and IT services that enable providers to plan therapies more effectively and promote communication among a network of other centers serving chronic disease suffering patients. Eligible states will receive applications from NACHC. Grants will be made available beginning in 2013. For more information, click here.

Local Health Department Evaluation of the Adolescent System Capacity Tool
Deadline: Aug. 17
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications to participate in an evaluation of the Adolescent System Capacity (ASC) Tool: A state and local public health improvement process. The goal of this project is to enhance LHD capacity to 1) measure and assess agency and community capacity to protect and promote the health of adolescents; and 2) engage in an effective, performance improvement process that involves local-level public health and partners, and collaboration and coordination with state-level system capacity efforts. The ASC tool is a local-level version of the Adolescent Health System Capacity Assessment Tool, which was developed by AMCHP and other partners for state maternal and child health programs. Up to three LHDs will be awarded $10,000 each to evaluate the ASC tool. For more information, click here.

CDC Rape Prevention and Education Program Funding
Deadline: Aug. 17
The purpose of the program is to prevent sexual violence by implementing primary prevention strategies designed to change individual, relationship and community level risk and protective factors, by building capacity for implementation and evaluation and by building and sustaining partnerships for prevention. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention. For more information, click here.

Indian Health Service Grant for Public Health Nursing
Deadline: Aug. 17
Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Public Health Nursing (PHN) cooperative agreement. The purpose of this IHS cooperative agreement is to improve specific health outcomes of an identified high risk group of patients through a community case management model that utilizes the PHN as a case manager. For more information, click here.

ACF Funding for State Systems Interoperability and Integration Projects
Deadline: Aug. 17
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), through the Office of Child Support Enforcement, invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications that explore interoperability and integration in health and human services systems (e.g. eligibility and enrollment systems, case management systems, and other related systems.) Applicants are invited to explore system design and implementation options, the costs and benefits of different options, and concrete options for the State and potentially other States to consider. Applicants will also plan to achieve one or more of the following goals: 1) improve service delivery for clients, 2) reduce errors and improve program integrity, or 3) improve administrative efficiency. For more information, click here.

Call For Proposals: Quality Improvement (QI) Award Program
Deadline: Aug. 20
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is accepting proposals for the second cycle of the QI Award Program. Through the program, NNPHI will provide health departments with $5,000 awards coupled with 15 hours of individualized QI assistance from an experienced QI Coach to conduct a QI project that results in measureable change. Selected health departments will also be provided with additional opportunities such as educational webinars with QI experts and sponsored attendance at a national accreditation and QI-focused meeting (the "Open Forum Meeting for Quality Improvement in Public Health"). For more information, click here.

CDC TB Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers Funding
Deadline: Aug. 20
The Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs) will serve as centers of excellence within their assigned regions with a focus on two major activities 1) increasing Human Resource Development (HRD) for the prevention and control of tuberculosis (TB) through education and training activities, and 2) increasing the capacity for appropriate medical evaluation and management of persons with TB disease and infection through medical consultation. The RTMCCs will be established by a geographical distribution of States throughout the U.S, with three to five centers funded through this announcement. The funds available for core activities will be used to support domestic TB education, training, and medical consultation activities. For more information, click here.

CDC Grants for Immunization and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
Deadline: Aug. 20
The purpose of the program is to support efforts to plan, develop, and maintain a public health workforce that helps assure high immunization coverage levels, low incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, and maintain or improve the ability to respond to public health threats. As a part of this effort, the purpose of the VFC program is to increase access to vaccines for eligible children by supplying federal government-purchased pediatric vaccines to public and private health care providers enrolled in the program. For more information, click here.

ACF TANF Program Integrity Innovation Grants
Deadline: Aug. 20
The ACF Office of Family Assistance is soliciting applications for pilot projects that improve the program integrity and program access of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Cooperative agreements, awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, will support activities designed to reduce improper payments, improve administrative efficiency, and protect and improve program access for eligible beneficiaries of the TANF program. Successful applicants will be required to design and conduct evaluations of their pilot projects, with federal involvement and oversight of the proposed research methodologies to ensure that evaluations are relevant to the pilot projects and of interest to broader State and Federal efforts around TANF program integrity. For more information, click here.

HRSA Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Funding
Deadline: Aug. 21
The intent of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program is to build upon past successes, to train the next generation of leaders in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and to provide pediatric practitioners, residents and medical students with essential bio-psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise. The purpose of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program is to enhance behavioral, psychosocial and developmental aspects of pediatric care. For more information, click here.

CDC Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project Grant
Deadline: Aug. 21
The Immunization Information System (IIS) Sentinel Site Project aims to advance the use of IIS data and the current knowledge of the benefits and strengths of the IIS, while also contributing to gaps in the scientific literature. The Sentinel Site Project examines vaccine use among children aged 0-18 years in the IIS Sentinel Site area, develops methodologies for IIS data analysis and evaluates IIS system functionality to identify best practices. The projects explored by Sentinel Sites often have broader implications for the IIS community, and introduce new and innovative ideas to IIS operations in the state. For more information, click here.

RWJF Center for Sharing Public Health Services Shared Services Learning Community 2012 Call for Proposals
Deadline: Aug. 29
In order to better understand the opportunity and impact of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) among public health agencies, RWJF will provide two-year grants of up to $125,000 to up to eighteen teams of public health officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders that are exploring, implementing and/or improving CJS arrangements between two or more public health agencies. RWJF seeks proposals from teams that include, at a minimum, public health leaders and policymakers (i.e., public administrators, board members, and/or elected officials) from each jurisdiction involved in the sharing effort. For more information,
click here.

Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB in the USAPIs Funding
Deadline: Aug. 31
The purpose of this announcement is to strengthen core HIV, viral hepatitis, STD and TB prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs), support cross-cutting activities across programs (e.g., surveillance, screening, evaluation and data systems), and reduce the administrative and reporting requirements. This will be done by: optimizing public health service delivery by expanding service integration; maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat and/or vaccinate those in need of these services; improving the health among populations negatively affected by multiple diseases; and collaborating across program areas and improving operations through the use of shared data. For more information, click here.

CMS Adult Medicaid Quality Grant for Measuring and Improving the Quality of Care in Medicaid
Deadline: Aug. 31
The overarching goal of this funding opportunity is to support States in developing their capacity for standardized collection and reporting of data on the quality of health care provided to adults covered by Medicaid. It also seeks to strengthen states’ analytic capacity to use the data in measuring and improving the quality of care for the approximately 30 million adults currently enrolled in Medicaid. For more information, click here.

RWJF Quality/Equality Releases Call for Proposals on ACOs: Testing Their Impact
Deadline: Sep. 5 at 3 p.m. EDT
This funding will support case studies of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as they develop in the private market. The supported case studies will examine facilitators and barriers to the success of select ACOs, including an overview of each ACO’s market, environmental, and organizational contexts. The case studies will additionally examine the potential effects of the ACOs on a variety of outcomes, including: clinical quality, cost, patient experience and disparities. For more information, click here.

HRSA Health Center Controlled Networks Grant
Deadline: Sept. 10
This announcement solicits applications for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) in fiscal year 2013. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking to provide grants to HCCNs to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories. HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records and technology-enabled quality-improvement strategies in health centers. For more information, click here.

HRSA R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program Funding
Deadline: Sept. 12
Within the R40 MCH Research Program, funding is available in FY 2013 to support approximately six extramural multi-year research projects. The R40 MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services including services for children with special health care needs, which show promise of substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in states and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to have potential for application in health care delivery programs for mothers and children. Research proposals should address critical MCH questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCH populations, which also support the goals of HRSA. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Grants for Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Deadline: Sept. 25
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting grant applications for funding to conduct Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) that propose to address strategies and approaches for prevention, reduction, and effective management of HAIs. For more information, click here.

HRSA EMSC State Partnership Grant Program
Deadline: Sept. 26
The overall mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is to reduce the prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury. To accomplish this mission, the EMSC Program works to institutionalize pediatric-centered healthcare programs within States, and promotes the value and importance of Integration. Integrating the pediatric population's emergency healthcare needs and resources will improve the process, access, and delivery of the emergency medical services system to respond, provide intervention, and transport to the most appropriate healthcare facility; and the pediatric-readiness of health institutions to medically manage and adequately treat children in emergency situations all across the country. For more information, click here.

Project Connect 2.0 Phase 2 Funding
Deadline: Oct. 15
Futures Without Violence is selecting new sites for Phase 2 of Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women (Project Connect 2.0), supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women’s Health (OWH) with additional support from the Administration for Children and Families. Six new states or territories sites and five tribal health sites that demonstrate a strong history of collaboration between domestic and sexual violence, health care, and public health systems, as well as a capacity and interest in the proposed program will be chosen. Two webinars will be hosted – Aug. 14 at 7 a.m. PST and Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. PST. For more information, click here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research
Deadline: Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. EDT
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program develops and supports a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy. For more information,
click here.

CMS Funding for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access Employees
Deadline: Oct. 31
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a nationwide program that will identify efficient, effective and economical procedures for long term care facilities and providers to conduct background checks on prospective direct patient/resident access employees. Eligible facilities and providers include skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice care providers, long-term care hospitals, personal care service providers, adult day care providers, residential care providers, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded disabled and other entities that provide long-term care services, as specified by each participating state. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Large Research Projects for Healthcare-Associated Infections
Deadline: Nov. 5
AHRQ solicits grant applications for funding to conduct Large Research Projects that propose to advance the base of knowledge for detection, prevention, reduction, and effective management of HAIs. For more information, click here.

HRSA Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation Grant
Deadline: Nov. 30
The overall goal of this grant program is to: (1) reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation and, (2) increase the knowledge of options available through living donation among patients who may need transplants and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of the three program objectives listed below. The first two objectives pertain to deceased donation; the third relates to living donation. The specific objectives of this grant program are to increase, and improve understanding of how to increase: 1) individual commitment to be a deceased organ donor and documentation of that commitment; 2) consent of family (or others authorized to consent) for organ donation for a deceased relative; 3) the knowledge of the process, risks, advantages and disadvantages of deceased and living donation among patients who may need an organ and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. For more information, click here.