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Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support Project
Deadline: Oct. 10
With support from the CDC, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) and community-based public, private, non-profit or faith-based organizations to provide peer and professional lactation support to African American and underserved (e.g. ethnic minority group or low-income) women and infants. The purpose of this project is to increase implementation of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level, specifically focused on peer and professional lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in predominantly African American communities; and to develop and maintain public health partnerships critical to building community support for breastfeeding. NACCHO will make at least 70 awards available to LHDs, community-based public, private, non-profit, or faith-based organizations, and lactation support providers for a two-year breastfeeding project. The project is a four-year cooperative agreement with CDC to increase implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level. NACCHO recorded webinars discussing the funding opportunity and responding to questions, which will be posted to the NACCHO website. To learn more, click here.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) PPTC Coordinating Center
Deadline: Oct. 13
The Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) initiative will consist of testing Research Programs and the PPTC Coordinating Center. It will address key challenges associated with the development of new therapies for children with cancer by developing reliable preclinical testing data for pediatric drug candidates that can be used to inform new agent prioritization decisions. The PPTC Coordinating Center will be responsible for integrating the activities of the individual PPTC Research Programs to create a functional consortium for pediatric preclinical testing. It will provide administrative coordination and infrastructure, data management and statistical support as well as Consortium scientific coordination. For more information, click here.

NIH PPTC Research Programs
Deadline: Oct. 13
PPTC Research Programs will do in vivo and in vitro testing of the activity of pediatric anticancer drug candidates. The PPTC is to develop a rigorous preclinical testing system for them and generate reliable data that can be used to inform new agent prioritization decisions. Drug testing Research Programs focused on specific tumor types that are particularly relevant to pediatric oncology should propose one testing Research Program type per application. To learn more, click here.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Deadline: Oct. 14
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between MCHB and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Federal grants of $50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children and adolescents. The goal of this program is to promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide and employ preventive health strategies through innovative community driven programs. This program supports HRSA goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities and to improve health equity. HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. HTPCP applications must represent either a new initiative within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative. For more information, click here.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS)
Deadline: Oct. 15
The purpose of the RWHAP Part C EIS Program is to provide HIV primary care in the outpatient setting. Funds will support outpatient HIV primary care services targeted to low-income, vulnerable, medically underserved people living with HIV/AIDS including women, infants, children and youth. Applicants must propose to provide a comprehensive continuum of outpatient HIV primary care services in the designated service area including: 1) targeted HIV counseling, testing, and referral; 2) medical evaluation and clinical care; 3) other primary care services; and 4) referrals to other health services. Primary care for persons with HIV disease should start as early in the course of the infection as possible. However, entry into a RWHAP Part C EIS program may take place at any point in the spectrum of the disease or the patient's lifespan. For more information, click here.
MIECHV Competitive Grants
Deadline: Oct. 17
Competitive Grants provide funds to eligible entities that are states and certain territories that continue to make significant progress under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program toward implementing a high-quality home visiting program as part of a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system and are ready and able to take effective programs to scale to address unmet need. Grantees will use the funds to provide ongoing support to high-quality evidence-based home visiting programs and for the incremental expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs funded, in whole or in part, by the MIECHV program to achieve greater enrollment and retention of families eligible for home visiting. Additionally, this funding opportunity will continue the programs emphasis on rigorous research by grounding the proposed work in relevant empirical literature and by including requirements to evaluate work proposed under this grant. To learn more, click here.

National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center Cooperative Agreement Program
Deadline: Oct. 28
The purpose of the National MCH Data Resource Center (DRC) Cooperative Agreement Program is to support a diverse population of stakeholders in the valid and standardized use of national, state, and community level data as it relates to the health of women, children and families. This cooperative agreement program will support the maintenance and expansion of a DRC that highlights, describes, and facilitates access to publicly available data with a focus on increasing access to and timely utilization of MCH data among state and local governments and non-governmental organizations, including HRSA grantees. Activities to increase both the availability of relevant data and the analytic capability of stakeholders will be done in a manner that aligns with and supports the MCHB initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of MCH programming through the use of national and state-selected performance measures. To learn more, click here.

Academy Health Population Health Scholarship Program
Deadline: Oct. 31
Sponsored by The Kresge Foundation, the Population Health Scholarship Program brings emerging community health leaders to Washington, DC for a policy bootcamp, where they will: Attend and participate in the 2015 National Health Policy Conference; Meet with policymakers and community health stakeholders; and Network with key advisors from Academy Health's Translation and Dissemination Institute and the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy. Ten scholars will receive a travel stipend and complimentary registration for the National Health Policy Conference and participate in activities based on their health policy interests. For more information, click here.

MIECHV Formula Grant Program
Deadline: Nov. 3
This program was established by the ACA to continue the delivery of voluntary early childhood home visiting program services in response to a statewide needs assessment. This program is being undertaken as part of the shared commitment of HRSA and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to comprehensive family services, coordinated and comprehensive voluntary statewide home visiting programs, and effective implementation of high-quality evidence-based practices. The MIECHV formula grant program is designed to: 1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; 2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and 3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. The statute reserves the majority of funding for the delivery of services through use of one or more evidence-based home visiting service delivery models. In addition, it supports continued innovation by allowing up to 25 percent of funding paid to the entity for a fiscal year to be used for service delivery through promising approaches that do not yet qualify as evidence-based models. To learn more, click here.

National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (Center)
Deadline: Nov. 10
The purpose of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) program is to utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral and intervention after having not passed a physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery. The focus of the Center will be to provide to state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs training and technical assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up rate/loss to documentation (LTF/D), i.e. the number of infants who do not receive timely and appropriate screening follow-up and coordinated interventions. The goals of the Center are to: (1) improve the performance of state EHDI programs in decreasing the loss to follow-up rates by 5 percent per year, especially in rural and underserved communities; and (2) increase to 100 percent the number of state EHDI programs that have incorporated quality improvement methodology and processes into their operations. To learn more, click here

Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening
Deadline: Nov. 10
HRSA is soliciting applications for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. This announcement solicits proposals for reducing the loss to follow-up of infants who have not passed a physiologic newborn hearing screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery by utilizing specifically targeted and measurable interventions. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to further focus efforts to improve the loss to LTF/D 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, click here.

Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: Nov. 10
The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist state Title V MCH programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. This will facilitate the transformation of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. To learn more, click here.

NIH Interventions for Youth Who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications
Deadline: Nov. 13
This NIH announcement solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication (PSM) misuse in youth. Specifically this solicits research applications that develop and test the efficacy of interventions to either prevent or reduce the misuse and diversion of PSMs among high school students and/or college students. Animal studies and epidemiological research will be considered unresponsive. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: Nov. 14
Outreach Program is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities. The goals for the Outreach Program are the following: 1. Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities; 2. Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services; 3. Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services; 4. Improve population health, demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability. Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities. Proposed projects will be grounded in an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in order to avoid reinventing the wheel. Projects based on an evidence-based or promising practice model have shown to be effective in addressing the community's need, improving the health status of its residents and sustaining the project beyond federal funding. Outreach projects can take the framework or methodology of an evidence-based or promising practice model and tailor it to their community's need and organization. To learn more, click here.

NIH Assessment and Improvement Tools for Neurologic Outcomes in Perinatal Medicine
Deadline: Nov. 17
The goal of this initiative is to develop tools and technology for diagnosis, intervention and improvement of outcomes for pregnancies and infants with known neurologic disease or infants at high risk for neurologic complications. Available funding includes Small Business Technology Transfer Grant (R41) and Small Business Innovation Research Grant (R43).

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Grant
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2015
The Distinguished Fellows Grant awards up to $175,000 for a fellowship for mid-career policymakers, practitioners and researchers who are influential in their role and able to affect attitudes and practices of others working in similar roles and settings. The Grant supports researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, or policymakers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings. To learn more, click here.
NIH Understanding Infancy and Early Childhood Factors That Influence Obesity
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2015
Institutions/organizations should propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood that may increase or mitigate risk for weight gain and fill risk for development of obesity in children research gaps. Studies should propose research in young children and may also assess factors relevant to families of them. For more information, click here.

NIH Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Care
Deadlines: Mar. 5, 2015 (R01) and Mar. 16, 2015 (R21, R03)
A wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units related to:
The epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; Assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and Intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors is encouraged. Available funding includes Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), Research Project (R01) and Small Grant Program (R03).

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
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. To learn more, 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.