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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,
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Safe Infant Sleep Systems Integration Program
Deadline: Apr. 30
This announcement solicits applications for the Safe Infant Sleep Systems Integration (SISSI) Program. SISSI aims to increase the adoption of safe infant sleep behavior among infant caregivers by activating champions of these protective behaviors within systems that intersect with families at risk. To learn more, click here.

Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center
Deadline: May 5
This announcement solicits applications for the Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to enable the awardee to: enhance, improve, or expand the ability of State and local public health agencies to provide screening, counseling, or health care services to newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders; assist in providing health care professionals and newborn screening laboratory personnel with education in newborn screening and training in relevant and new technologies in newborn screening and congenital, genetic, and metabolic disorders; develop and deliver educational programs (at appropriate literacy levels) about newborn screening counseling, testing, follow-up, treatment, and specialty services to parents, families, and patient advocacy and support groups; and establish, maintain, and operate a system to assess and coordinate treatment relating to congenital, genetic, and metabolic disorders. For more information, click here.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Practice and Implementation Centers
Deadline: May 13
The purpose of this program announcement is to expand previous efforts from FASD training programs and shift the perspective of this work from individual training for practicing health care professionals to one that capitalizes on prevention opportunities and the ability to impact health care practice at the systems level. Significant research in recent years has enabled the development of programs that are effective and targeted to specific populations for reducing the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, in turn preventing FASDs. Thus, while prevention, identification, and treatment of FASDs continue to be at the core of this work, an increased emphasis on training practicing health care professionals and primary prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies is also a highlight. To reflect this change in focus, these programs are hereby referred to as FASD Practice and Implementation Centers (PICs). This announcement reflects the need for stronger linkages with medical societies and national professional and partner organizations and an increased emphasis on demonstrable practice change that will be sustained beyond CDC funding. For more information, click here.

Improving FASD Prevention and Practice through National Partnerships
Deadline: May 13
This is a new program with an overall goal of strengthening strategic partnerships with key national medical societies, professional organizations and constituent groups. It is designed to support two crucial components of a multifaceted approach to enhance FASD training, provider education and practice change and complements CDC-RFA-DD14-1402, which will fund FASD PICs. For more information, click here.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
Deadline: May 15
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. For more information, click here.

Data Coordinating Center for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Deadline: Jun. 2
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications from investigators willing to participate with the NICHD under a cooperative agreement (U01) as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) in an ongoing multicenter clinical program, the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) designed to carry out research in pediatric critical care. For more information, click here.

Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Deadline: Jun. 2
This funding opportunity invites applications from institutions proposing to serve as clinical sites in the NICHD multicenter Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN). The research network is designed to investigate the efficacy of treatment and management strategies to care for critically ill and injured children, as well as to better understand the pathophysiological bases of critical illness and injury in childhood. For more information, click here.

State Implementation Grants for Enhancing the System of Services for CYSHCN through Systems Integration
Deadline: Jun. 13
This announcement solicits applications for the 2014 State Implementation Grants for Enhancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs through Systems Integration. The purpose of this initiative is to increase the number of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who receive a patient/family-centered medical/health home approach to comprehensive, coordinated services and supports. Through a national technical assistance center and a cross-state learning community, states will increase their capacity to coordinate policy, program development/analysis, and collaborative partnerships across agencies, organizations and programs at the state and local levels. 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,
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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,
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