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 Funding

RWJF and American Heart Association Partner to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S.—Voices for Healthy Kids. As part of that initiative, the Voices Strategic Campaign Fund and Rapid Response Fund are awarding grants to state and local organizations and coalitions to support advocacy campaigns aligned with Voices policy priorities, including reducing unhealthy food marketing in schools, improving the nutritional quality of restaurant children's meals, providing healthy snacks in schools, and taxes on soda and other sugary drinks. To learn more, click here.
 
National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training
Deadline: Jun. 9
This announcement solicits applications for the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT). The NCCPHT will provide technical assistance to the Regional PHTCs to enhance their capacity and infrastructure to improve the nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce. The NCCPHT supports the goals of the Regional PHTCs through the activities of this cooperative agreement. Regional PHTCs are required to fulfill the following statutory requirements: establish or strengthen field placements for students in public or nonprofit private health agencies or organizations; involve faculty members and students in collaborative projects to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities; specifically designate a geographic area or medically underserved population to be served by the center that shall be in a location removed from the main location of the teaching facility of the school that is participating in the program with such center; and assess the health personnel needs of the area to be served by the center and assist in the planning and development of training programs to meet such needs. 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.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health: Improving Maternal Health and Safety
Deadline: Jun. 16
This announcement solicits applications for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health: Improving Maternal Health and Safety. The goal of this initiative is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and their associated adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth, low birth weight and infant mortality) through efforts engaging provider organizations, state public health leaders, payers, hospital associations, regulatory bodies, consumer groups, and other key organizations. The outcome of this activity will be to improve maternal health on the national level through saving approximately 100,000 women from maternal mortality and/or preventable severe morbidities over the four-year project period. For more information, click here.

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice Technical Assistance
Deadline: Jun. 19
The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to provide specialized and non-financial technical assistance to HRSA Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes to translate oral health implementation strategies into primary care practice and thereby to increase access to oral health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations. The dissemination of data, products and resources from this program will also be made publically available. The major focus of the technical assistance provided by the IOHPCP technical assistance cooperative agreement is to advise and assist with the implementation of successful oral health and primary care integration strategies into sustainable integrated practice operations. Additionally, the IOHPCP technical assistance awardee will coordinate the network of entities that receive technical assistance through this cooperative agreement to share experiences and disseminate promising practices on a national level. For more information, click here.

Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network
Deadline: Jun. 30
This announcement solicits applications for the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network. Support is available, in the form of a cooperative agreement, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The purpose of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network (the Network) is to coordinate the development and testing of an evidence-informed strategic framework that can inform statewide health care systems transformation. 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.