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USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations Grant
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due Dec. 18
The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the second round of funding available for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond. For more information, click here.

Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening Grant
Deadline: Dec. 27
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to further focus efforts to improve the loss to documentation/loss to follow-up by utilizing specific interventions such as quality improvement methodology to achieve measurable improvement in the numbers of infants who receive appropriate and timely follow-up. For more information on grant HRSA-14-006 and more, click here.

WT Grant Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due Jan. 8
The foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry from research projects on youth settings, youth development, youth policy and practices and evidence-based improvements. Investigator initiated grants usually range from $100,000 to $600,000 for two- to three-year projects. For more information, click here. 

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Jan. 14
Through this cooperative agreement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide 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. 

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Grant
Deadline: Jan. 14
The purpose of this grant is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network, if the network participants do not have a history of collaborative efforts. The program can help to promote the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies, expand access to and improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. For more information on grant HRSA-14-043 and more, click here.

Knight News Challenge
Deadline: Jan. 15
This $100,000 prize is part of the Knight Foundation’s latest News Challenge, which seeks innovative ideas to harness information and data for the health of communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) award is for those entrants who combine public health data with data from health care to improve the health of communities. For more information, click here.

RWJF Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. EST
The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. Awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Network Development Planning
Deadline: Jan. 16
The purpose of this grant is to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network. This grant program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system to establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care. By working together, rural health providers and organizations can achieve efficiencies, increase capacity and improve the quality of essential health care services over a give geographic area. For more information,
click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) present this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. For more information, click here.

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health IT
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
The purpose of this grant is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality. This funding opportunity supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. For more information on grant PA-14-001 and more,
click here.