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RWJF Understanding the Use and Impact of Price Data in Health Care
Deadline: Apr. 17
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting proposals
to fund empirical studies with strong research designs that would contribute to the knowledge base of the use and impact of health care price data, with the goal of providing reliable and generalizable evidence to inform policy makers and delivery system participants and to help accelerate progress toward using price information effectively. Research could focus on measuring how widely price information is used in health care, assessing awareness of price transparency on the part of consumers and providers, exploring the impact of price data on behavior by delivery system participants, and analyzing public policy related to the use of price information in health care. 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.

CMS Implementation Support for State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees
Deadline: Apr. 22
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit applications for eligible states to participate in a Cooperative Agreement to support the effective implementation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved designs to integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Funding under this announcement is only available to States that received a design contract for a Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals and also have a signed Memorandum of Understanding with CMS to implement their demonstration design. 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.

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.

Medela Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Grant
Deadline: Apr. 30
Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence, a program that recognizes individuals whose work supports breastfeeding, increases the initiation and duration of breastfeeding, and improves the health of women and infants. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to selected lactation consultants and breastfeeding advocates to fund research, sponsor continuing education, purchase equipment for use in practices (if applicable), or donate to the breastfeeding charity of their choice. Nominees may be eligible in one of three categories: community breastfeeding advocate, professional breastfeeding advocate, and lactation consultant. 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.

HRSA State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program Grant
Deadline: May 6
The purpose of this grant is to assist state MCH and CSHCN programs in the building of State and community infrastructure that results in comprehensive, community-based systems of care for all children and their families. This funding opportunity announcement publicizes the availability of one-time supplemental funding for SSDI to support more timely provision of data from vital statistics and other data systems in order to facilitate State participation in a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality. This funding will be used by participating States to develop, enhance, and/or support a data system that assures access to real-time data that will allow each State to measure its progress relative to the priority areas being addressed by each of the CoIIN strategy teams. The real-time data collected will be consistent with the metrics established by each strategy team for measuring progress towards achieving the aim of the strategy team. 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.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Integrating Routine HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Care and Treatment in Family Planning Services Grants
Deadline: May 10
This notice announces the anticipated availability of funds from the Secretary’s for Health Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and Title X appropriations to support grants to provide high impact HIV prevention integrated with Title X family planning services. The goals of the OPA supported HIV prevention projects are to: 1) provide high impact HIV4prevention services, which include opt-out HIV testing, linkage of HIV positive clients to care and treatment, and for at-risk clients, behavioral interventions through counseling sessions, condom distribution, and STI screening and treatment; 2) increase effective linkage partnerships between Title X family planning sites and other community-based organizations that provide care and treatment services and; 3) provide training focused on the provision of high impact HIV prevention services in order to build staff capacity. 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.

CDC Improving state and local capacity to assess and manage risks associated with private wells and other small drinking-water systems by using the Environmental Health Specialist Network (EHS-Net)
Deadline: May 15
This announcement seeks applications from state and local health departments, and U.S. territories and Native American tribal public health agencies. Funding these initiatives will improve the recipients’ ability to address critical gaps in understanding the possible exposures, hazards, and health outcomes in communities and populations using private wells (PW) or small drinking-water systems. Approximately 13 percent of U.S. households, or about 43 million people, use these types of water systems. CDC will fund as many as 15 awards to locate and use data to identify new, or clarify known or suspected, issues related to PW or small drinking-water systems that may affect public health. For more information,
click here.

CDC Improving HIV Prevention and Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Persons by Integrating Community Pharmacists and Clinical Sites into a Model of Patient-Centered HIV Care
Deadline: May 15
CDC has entered into a public-private partnership with Walgreen Company to develop and implement a model of HIV care that integrates community pharmacists with primary medical providers for patient-centered HIV care. The expected outcomes of the model program are increased retention in HIV care, adherence to HIV medication therapy and viral load suppression. Walgreens has agreed to provide expanded medication therapy management services to 1000 HIV-infected clients, currently or newly initiated on ART, at 10 project sites (~100 persons per site) throughout the country and to work with medical clinic providers to implement the service model. Grantees will work to complete the following activities: 1) develop a patient-centered HIV care model that incorporates Walgreens pharmacists with primary medical providers 2) implement the patient-centered HIV care model and 3) and monitor the performance of the patient-centered HIV care model and adjust the model as needed.
For more information, click here.

SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Grant
Deadline: May 17
SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for FY 2013 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success cooperative agreements (SPF-PFS). The SPF-PFS is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. 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.

2013 RWJF Roadmaps to Health
Deadline: May 23
Six recognized communities, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally driven change across the country, will receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories shared broadly. Communities will be judged on their accomplishments as well as their capacity for and dedication to creating lasting change by harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and community members and for implementing a strategic approach that focuses on the factors that influence health, including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Priority will be given to communities that are addressing all four factors. For more information,
click here.

CDC Program to Support New Implementation of State or Territorial Public Health Laboratory Capacity for Newborn Bloodspot Screening of SCID Grant
Deadline: May 28
Newborn screening programs test infants for diseases that require immediate medical treatment but are not apparent at birth. More than 4 million newborns are tested annually in the United States, and thousands of infants and children are saved from disability and death through early detection and treatment. Newborn screening practices, including the types of disorders for which newborns are screened, vary from state to state. The purpose of this funding announcement is to increase the number of states and territories with active screening of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) newborn screening programs, and thereby strengthen identification and referral mechanisms to treat a greater number of affected newborns. 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.