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 Funding

Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs Grant
Deadline: Sept. 15
Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded by the Aetna Foundation for programs that target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active. Grants will support school-based and afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families. For more information,
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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Grant
Deadline: Sept. 16, Letters of Intent due Aug. 9
This grant supports a network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) to conduct applied public health prevention research. The types of applied research approaches supported by this FOA include behavioral interventions, environmental, or systems-wide solutions and strategies that address major causes of disease and disability. For more information on grant RFA-DP-14-001 and more, click here.

Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative
Deadline: Sept. 23
The purpose of this grant is to provide a unique opportunity to utilize a quality improvement process to improve hypertension in the U.S. through heart attack and stroke prevention. Substantial awards will be provided for up to 8 health agencies to participate in this project for a ten month period. To view the request for proposals and for or more information, click here.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research
Deadline: Nov. 1
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support research of interventions designed to prevent or improve major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families or communities. For more information, click here.

Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation Grant
Deadline: Nov. 20
The purpose of this grant is to 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 registration or family consent. For more information on grant HRSA-14-014 and more, click here.

Knight News Challenge
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014
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 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, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (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, 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 on grant IE-HBE-12-001 and more, 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,
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