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HRSA Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Deadline: Sept. 21
This announcement solicits applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) program. The purpose of HTPC is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies. This program most closely supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity. HTPC funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. For more information, click here.

CMS State Innovation Models: Model Design/Testing Assistance Funding
Deadline: Sep. 24
The purpose of the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative is to test whether new payment and service delivery models will produce superior results when implemented in the context of a state-sponsored State Health Care Innovation Plan. These plans must improve health, improve health care, and lower costs for a state’s citizens through a sustainable model of multi-payer payment and delivery reform, and must be dedicated to delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting. 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 health care-associated infections (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.

ACA - Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program
Deadline: Sept. 28
This announcement solicits FY 2013 applications for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The ACA directly appropriates $230 million for Fiscal Years 2011 through 2015 to make payments to qualified teaching health centers to support the expansion of primary care medical and dental residency training in community-based ambulatory settings. These community-based settings include, but are not limited to, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC look-a-likes, community mental health centers, rural health clinics and health centers operated by the Indian Health Service or an Indian tribe or tribal organization, and entities receiving funds under title X of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. For more information, click here.

HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
The purpose of the Network Planning Program is to promote the development of integrated healthcare networks in order to: 1) achieve efficiencies; 2) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and 3) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist health care networks in becoming operational. 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 HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) with additional support from ACF. 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. 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 Demonstration Grant for TEFT in Community-Based Long Term Services and Supports Grant
Deadline: Oct. 22
This Testing Experience and Functional Tools (TEFT) demonstration grant award is intended to further adult quality measurement activities under Section 2701 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such it tests and evaluates new measures of functional capacity and individual experience for populations receiving community-based long term services and supports. In addition, this opportunity will fund the development, use, and evaluation of electronic personal health records for these beneficiaries. 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.

AHRQ Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
The purpose of this Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) funding announcement is to support short-term preparatory, pilot or feasibility studies that will inform larger scale real world health information technology (HIT) implementation and use or the conduct of more comprehensive HIT implementation research. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of HIT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained HIT research projects; secondary data analysis of HIT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of HIT implementation and use. 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.

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
This funding announcement provides states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. These awards will provide funds for the state to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process. For more information, click here.