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AHA Grants Available to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have announced the availability of several grant opportunities through the Voices for Healthy Kids program. The program aims to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The grants are available in the following priority areas: smart school foods, healthy drinks, marketing matters, active places and active kids out of school. The grants represent strategic investments in ongoing state, local and tribal public policy issue campaigns. There is no deadline for applications. For more information, click here.

Healthy Eating Research Call for Proposals to Fight Childhood Obesity
Deadline: Jan. 7
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Program has issued a new call for proposals. "Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation" focuses on childhood obesity prevention, especially among the minority groups at highest risk. Obesity prevention efforts are focused in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education. Approximately $425,000 will be awarded in total. To learn more, click here.

HRSA National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives
Deadline: Feb. 2
This program was established to enhance, improve and expand access to quality genetic services over the lifespan, in keeping with the statutory authority Title V, Section 501(a)(2) which requires that HRSA provide for genetic disease testing, counseling and information development and dissemination programs. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement for the NCC is to: 1) develop a framework for a national network of regional genetic centers that will serve as a shared resource for providers and patients in each region, assuring that all individuals have access to the same high quality genetic services regardless of where they live; 2) support and coordinate the work of Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives (RCs) and disseminate national collaborative activities that address the infrastructure needs of public health genetic services in each state; and 3) provide a national genetics education and consumer network. To learn more, click here.

NIH Understanding Infancy and Early Childhood Factors That Influence Obesity
Deadline: Feb. 5
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.

HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
Deadline: Feb. 26
The purpose of the NAT Program is to provide traineeship support for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in an anesthesia program. Traineeships will pay full or partial costs of the tuition, fees, books/e-Books and the reasonable living expenses of the individual trainee during the period for which the traineeship is provided. NAT funds are awarded to institutions. Complete applications will be submitted via Applicants must provide a brief Work Plan in the Project Narrative. NAT grantees will be required to complete and submit a Final Report at the end of the grant. For more information, click here.

MCHB Children's Safety Network Program
Deadline: Mar. 2
The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children and youth by 100,000 over the next three years by increasing the adoption of effective child safety interventions at the national, state and local levels. The Children's Safety Network Program objectives/goals will be advanced through three primary components of activity: a National Coordinated Child Safety Initiative, Child Safety Collaboration Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) Activities and Child Safety Promotion Capacity Building. To learn more, click here.

NIH Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Care
Deadlines: Mar. 5 (R01) and Mar. 16 (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 Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), and Small Grant Program (R03).

NIH Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
Deadline: Mar. 5 (R01) and Mar. 16 (R21)
Grant applications should propose to investigate the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. Areas of interest also include studies to inform counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, and management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood in order to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental, and/or sensory disabilities and their families. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates. Available funding includes Research Project (R01) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21).

NIH Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation
Deadlines: Mar. 5 (R01) and Mar. 16 (R21, R03)
Grant applications should propose to stimulate research on a wide range of topics related to neonatal and pediatric resuscitation. It is anticipated that the results from well-conducted studies will enable translation of knowledge into evidence-based resuscitation practices ensuring optimal short- and long-term outcomes for all newborn infants and children. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates. Available funding includes Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), 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.​