MCHB Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program
Deadline: Mar. 21
This announcement solicits applications for grant funds to plan, develop, and implement the Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program that is designed to address and strengthen the nation’s (59 states and jurisdictions) Maternal and Child Health Public Health system by developing the public health workforce through innovative strategies that address the special educational needs of diverse public health professionals who provide MCH public health services in isolated, underserved, communities, including rural and frontier areas, U.S. jurisdictions, and Indian reservations. The Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program is dedicated to serving diverse MCH public health professionals in isolated geographic areas of the country who are underserved through traditional education programs and may not otherwise have access to pursue their education. For more information, click here.
Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening
Deadline: Mar. 24
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 documentation/loss to follow-up 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.
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
Deadline: Mar. 31
This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program. The Healthy Start (HS) program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes by: 1) improving women's health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. For more information, click here and here.
National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program
Deadline: Mar. 31
This announcement solicits applications for the National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program. The purpose of the program is to develop and maintain projects that will help support rural communities through a broad range of activities which are to: identify and promote national policy issues and promising practices for rural health care providers focused on: quality of care; economic viability; access; workforce (recruitment and retention); and the changing health care environment as it relates to insurance coverage expansion. For more information, click here.
Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARs)
Deadline: Apr. 10
The purpose of the program is to announce the availability of fiscal year 2014 funds for project grant applications to support local implementation of community engagement methods (e.g. community-based participatory research) to achieve health equity, identification and implementation of systems and environmental change strategies that promote sexual health and support healthy behaviors, facilitate community-clinical linkages to build support for interventions to prevent and reduce STI disparities, enhance and sustain partnerships, support communication strategies that promote STD program successes and leverage additional resources for STI, HIV, viral hepatitis control and prevention, and evaluate the efficacy of this intervention approach. For more information, click here.
Funds for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs
Deadline: Apr. 24
The purpose of this announcement is to work with three to five communities with high teen pregnancy rates to develop innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy in populations/areas with demonstrated need. These could include high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations, and/or youth residing in areas with high birth or teen pregnancy rates. The successful applicant is expected to bring together a team in each selected community made up of representatives from various sectors to develop a strategy or prevention framework to address teen pregnancy prevention in their individual community. 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 National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. For more information, 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.