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HRSA Oral Health Workforce Grant
Deadline: Apr. 3
This announcement solicits applications for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The purpose of this program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states’ individual needs. Applications for this program should describe innovative approaches to addressing and measuring oral health workforce needs at the state level. For more information, click here.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Demonstration Projects
Deadline: Apr. 9
The funding announcement for the Targeted Issues grants is intended to invite applications that will improve the care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for critically ill and injured children. Applicants should address specific needs in the field of pre-hospital pediatric emergency care that transcend state boundaries. There will be two categories of grants (see details below). Category I projects will demonstrate the establishment of an infrastructure for pediatric Prehospital research. Category II projects will improve pediatric pre-hospital research. Objectives must meet a demonstrable need in the prehospital care of children, and methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate and scientifically sound. One award of $300,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and Their Families
Deadline: Apr. 10
This notice solicits applications from states, which include the District of Columbia, any commonwealth, possession, or other territory of the United States and any federally-recognized Indian tribe or reservation, for the development and implementation of programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The Office of Adolescent Health anticipates that up to $24 million will be available to fund up to 32 grants in the amount of $500,000 to $1,500,000 per year for a four-year project period. For more information, click here.

CDC NCCDPHP Cooperative Agreement Announcement
Deadline: Apr. 19, Letter of Intent due Mar. 19
CDC and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) announces the availability of FY 2013 funds to implement State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health. There are two components to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The first is a non-competitive basic component that will be awarded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia if they submit a technically acceptable application. Approximately $28 million per year is available for the basic component. The second is a competitive enhanced component that will provide funding for up to 25 states. All states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the competitive enhanced component. The enhanced component will be objectively reviewed and scored. Approximately $42 million per year is available to fund up to 25 states for the enhanced component. The project period for both components is 5 years, with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated award date of Jul. 1. For more information, click here.

CDC State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health Grant
Deadline: Apr. 19, Letter of Intent due Mar. 19
This State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health announcement outlines an approach to preventing and reducing the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke; it also addresses management of these chronic diseases. The activities and strategies outlined in this announcement are organized by the four chronic disease prevention and health promotion domains: 1) Epidemiology and surveillance; 2) Environmental approaches that promote health and support and reinforce healthful behaviors; 3) Health system interventions to improve the effective delivery and use of clinical and other preventive services; and 4) Community-clinical linkages to support cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention and control efforts and the management of chronic diseases. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA FY 2013 Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant
Deadline: Apr. 29
The purpose of this Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) program is to implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adults in primary care and community health settings, for substance misuse and substance use disorders. This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for substance misuse services and reduce alcohol and drug consumption and its negative health impact; increase abstinence and reduce costly health care utilization; and promote sustainability of SBIRT services through the use of health information technology. The program is designed to expand/enhance the state/tribe’s continuum of care to include universal, adult SBIRT services in primary care and community health settings and supports clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for, or diagnosed with, a substance use disorder. It also seeks to identify and sustain systems and policy changes to increase access to treatment in generalist and specialist settings, including greatly increasing the number of consumers accessing services through technological expansion. For more information, click here.

Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Grant
Deadline: Apr. 30
The purposes of the WISEWOMAN program are: 1) assuring that cardiovascular screening is provided to women ages 40-64 who are participants in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP); 2) working with community-based organizations to provide evidence-based prevention services to those women in need of them (through agreements with organizations such as the YMCA, Weight Watchers, and those that provide Diabetes Primary Prevention Programs); 3) improving the management and control of hypertension by integrating innovative health system-based approaches and strengthening community-clinical linkages (such as team-based care and pharmacy medication management programs); and 4) gathering and reporting program related evaluation data, including impact measures. For more information, click here.

CDC HIV Evidence-Based Strategy Funding
Deadline: May 10
The purpose of this grant is to identify, translate and pilot-test evidence-informed strategies and community best practices to improve linkage, retention and re-engagement of HIV positive persons in HIV care. This program proposes to identify “model programs” with evidence-informed or community-based strategies for improving linkage and retention in care, translate the “model programs” into Web- and other-technology-based tools and resources for implementation by other agencies, pilot test the tools with agencies experiencing challenges in linkage and retention of clients, and refinement of tools for potential dissemination by CDC to clinical and community-based providers. For more information, click here.

State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program (SORH)
Deadline: May 13
the purpose of the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) grant program is to assist States in strengthening rural health care delivery systems by maintaining a focal point for rural health within each State. The program provides funding for an institutional framework that links small rural communities with state and federal resources to help develop long term solutions to rural health problems. This competing continuation guidance provides instruction for applying for a new three year project period. Authorizing legislation provides that each SORH conduct the following activities: (1) Establish and maintain within the state a clearinghouse for collecting and disseminating information on rural health care issues, research findings relating to rural health care, and innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in rural areas; (2) Coordinate the activities carried out in the state that relate to rural health care, including providing coordination for the purpose of avoiding duplication in such activities; and (3) Identify federal, state, and nongovernmental programs regarding rural health, and provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit private entities regarding participation in such programs. For more information,
click here.

Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Evidence-Based Childhood Obesity Programs
Deadline: May 15
The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is accepting applications from nonprofit community healthcare organizations for programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children between the ages of eight and 12. The program is designed to improve the in-house capacity of organizations to use cutting-edge prevention science, implement innovative, evidence-based interventions, and design and implement monitoring and evaluation procedures in order to contribute to the evidence base and the long-term sustainability of the project. For more information,
click here.

SAMHSA Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Grant
Deadline: May 22
The SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for FY 2013 for Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes to improve treatment for adolescents and transitional aged youth through the development of a learning laboratory with collaborating local community-based treatment provider sites. For more information,
click here.

CDC Promoting, Strengthening and Enhancing Disease Prevention by Collaboration Grant
Deadline: Jun. 5
The purpose of this grant is to increase accurate information on social media and educate WIC staff about vaccine recommendation and best practices by working with targeted stakeholders, including WIC staff, coalitions, stakeholders and parents. These activities will in the long term reduce barriers and lead to the reduction of morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases. For more information,
click here.

RWJF Applying Behavioral Economics Principles to Healthcare Problems Grant
Deadline: Jul. 17, Proposal Brief due Apr. 17
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting proposals that apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to persistent and perplexing health and healthcare problems. Proposals are encouraged from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to behavioral economics, decision theory, economics, public health, sociology, psychology, marketing, nursing, and medicine. Through its Pioneer Portfolio program, RWJF expects to make approximately five awards of up to $200,000 each for two-year projects that test innovative solutions to the challenge of reducing the use of low-value services in health care. For more information, click here.

RWJF Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST
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.

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
Through this cooperative agreement, 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.

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 NHGRI later in their careers. For more information, click here.