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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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CDC Private Wells/Other Small Drinking-Water Systems Study Funding
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 private wells or small drinking-water systems that may affect public health. For more information,
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CDC Patient-Centered HIV Care Funding
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
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (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,
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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for the Adoption and Implementation of Health Information Technology in Family Planning Services Grant Region
Deadline: May 17
The Office of Population Affairs recognizes the critical need to assist Title X family planning services sites in making the necessary changes to ensure continued delivery of primary, preventive reproductive health services during and after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This announcement seeks applications from Title X family planning service grantees to support the adoption and implementation of health information technology (HIT) systems that enable providers to meet meaningful requirements and access incentive payments under the Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive program. 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,
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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,
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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.

State Oral Disease Prevention Program Grant
Deadline: May 29
The overall purpose of the State Oral Health Program is to assist state health departments to build and/or maintain effective public health capacity for implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of best practices in oral disease prevention and advancement of oral health objectives. Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded. 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,
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National Information & Referral Support Center Grant
Deadline: Jun. 5
Administration for Community Living (ACL)/Administration on Aging (AoA) has supported the National Aging Information & Referral Support Center (the Support Center). The Support Center was established to assist the aging network of State Agencies on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, Tribal organizations, and local aging information and referral (I&R) providers enhance the quality and professionalism of their information and assistance systems. Since 2003, the Support Center has provided technical assistance and training to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). The Support Center provides comprehensive information and technical assistance on a variety of issues relating to information and assistance on aging and more recently programs for people with disabilities. Aging and disability I&R programs and ADRCs continue to evolve and expand their ability to provide person-centered access to information and assistance. I&Rs and ADRCs are working to improve collaboration and coordination to better serve aging and disability populations, families, and caregivers. To assist the aging and disability networks, including ADRCs, to respond to these and other emerging issues ACL will fund a new Cooperative Agreement to provide technical assistance and training. For more information,
click here.

Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System
Deadline: Jun. 10
This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications to fund cooperative agreements, for the purpose of developing programs to recruit resource families for children in foster care. Applications submitted in response to this announcement should propose projects that will: 1) Implement comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs for resource families, including kinship, foster, concurrent, and adoptive families for children and youth served by public child welfare agencies; effectively identify, engage and support resource families as a means of improving permanency outcomes and building lasting connections for children in foster care. 2) Integrate the diligent recruitment programs into the Child and Family Service Plan and with other agency programs, including foster care case planning and permanency planning processes, to facilitate active concurrent planning activities; 3) Demonstrate the capacity to use this project as a transformative platform for improved system response to permanency and building connections, incorporating changes at the policy and practice level and embracing the philosophy of permanency beginning at entry into the child welfare system; 4) Evaluate the implementation of the comprehensive diligent recruitment programs to document processes and potential linkages between diligent recruitment strategies and improved outcomes; and; 5) Develop identifiable sites that other states/locales seeking to implement improved diligent recruitment methods can look at for guidance, insight and possible replication. For more information, click here.

Projects to Establish Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs for Refugees Grant
Deadline: Jun. 17
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and GED preparation and test fees). Successful grantees will be expected to coordinate their policies and procedures for developing and administering refugee IDA projects with ORR and with the existing refugee IDA network. For more information, click here.

Advancing aSBI and CHOICES in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations through Training and Technical Assistance Grant
Deadline: Jun. 23
The purpose of this FOA is conducting training on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (aSBI) and CHOICES and provide technical assistance on implementing the interventions into clinic settings have been identified as barriers for promoting successful adoption and integration into primary care clinics as a standard of care. This program announcement addresses these barriers by focusing on building capacity with the awardee organization(s) to provide training and technical assistance to clinics serving AI/AN populations. Increasing the capacity of organizations to provide a comprehensive approach is anticipated not only to reduce risks for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy in women, but also reduce risky drinking and its associated harms in all men and women, as well as support alcohol screening and brief intervention as a standard of care. 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.