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 Funding

Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)
Deadline: Apr. 18, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT). Communities ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. ACT projects will demonstrate the effectiveness of a highly innovative and multi-partnership collaborative approach, incorporating culturally and linguistically appropriate services. For more information, click here.

Improving the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual Disabilities through State-based Public Health Programs
Deadline: Apr. 19, 2016
The CDC and National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities invites eligible states, territories, and tribal governments that work with individuals with mobility limitations and intellectual disabilities to submit grant applications for this funding opportunity. This grant will support a new 5 year initiative to improve the health and quality of life among people with mobility limitations and/or ID through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based strategies. This will provide funding to develop and strengthen internal capacity and health-related disability programs to: improve knowledge and awareness about the usefulness and effectiveness of programmatic, policy, systems and environmental changes for people with select functional disability types; and support applicant to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate non-research activities aimed at promoting inclusion and accessibility and reducing health disparities between people with and without disabilities. For further information, click here.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network Program
Deadline: Apr. 26, 2016
HRSA is announcing a new funding opportunity that will establish and maintain a national scientific and clinical research network that will promote and coordinate research activities in departmental, behavioral, and psychosocial aspects in pediatric care to improve clinical services, health, and related outcomes for children and adolescents with autism, as well as other developmental disabilities. The Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network supports the design and implementation of interdisciplinary research studies that focus on transition of research practice; provide the mentoring environment to train a new generation of developmental behavioral researchers, and foster the implementation of multi-site research studies. For more information, click here.

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network Coordination Center (ECCS CoIIN CC)
Deadline: Apr. 29, 2016
This funding opportunity is presented by HRSA. The ECCS CoIIN CC purpose is to manage, coordinate, and execute a CoIIN approach to assist the recipients of the ECCS Impact grant funding goals of reducing health disparities by enhancing early childhood systems building and coordination, and demonstrating improved outcomes in population-based children's developmental health, family well-being, and indicators during the period of this cooperative agreement. For more information, click here.

Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program
Deadline: May 5, 2016
HRSA presents a funding opportunity for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center Program. The purpose of the MCH Workforce Development Center Program is to support workforce development for State Title V program leaders and staff to meet current public health MCH policy and programmatic imperatives around health transformation, including ongoing transformation of the Title V Block Grant and continued implementation of health reform at the state and national levels. The MCH Workforce Development Center will focus on systems integration; change management and adaptive leadership; and evidence-based decision making. The awardee will be responsible for coordinating and implementing a national training strategy to address all three key issues within the Center's purview. For more information, click here.
 
HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NCIPC: Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Deadline: May 8, 2016
 The overall purpose of this funding is to: 1) decrease and prevent injury and violence related morbidity and mortality and 2) increase sustainability of injury prevention programs and practices. This will be achieved through support to State Health Departments (SHDs) in the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of programs, practices, and policies with the best available evidence. To learn more, click here.

Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
Deadline: May 9, 2016
This funding opportunity will establish and maintain a national interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the vocabulary word gap between children from low-SES families as compared to children from higher-SES families. The research network will foster scientific collaboration, with a focus on research designed to develop and test interventions to improve early language exposure, vocabulary acquisition, and language development for children from lower socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, including Dual Language Learners (DLLs). For more information, click here.
 
Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: May 10, 2016
This announcement from HRSA calls for applications for a funding opportunity that supports the implementation of innovative, evidence-informed strategies to integrate care at a system-level within a state for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), with special emphasis on medically underserved populations. The target population for this program is all children and youth within a state at risk/or diagnosed with ASD or DD. Awardees will implement innovative, informed models of family support and navigation, shared resources, and telehealth and/or telemedicine health information technologies. To learn more, click here.

Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
Deadline: May 12, 2016
HRSA presents this funding opportunity to facilitate the delivery of quality health care for children and youth with epilepsy (CYE) by implementing evidence-based and innovative models of telehealth and/or telemedicine using health information technologies; implementing the Got Transition Six Core Elements Framework to help you successfully transition from pediatrics to the adult system of health care; and facilitating outreach and education regarding epilepsy among pertinent stakeholders. The goal of this initiative is to utilize quality improvement methods and measure outcomes to improve access to coordinated and comprehensive quality care for CYE, with an emphasis on populations experiencing health disparities and CYE residing in underserved and/or rural communities. For further information, click here.  

Life Course Research Network
Deadline: May 17, 2016
HRSA is now accepting funding applications for the Life Course Research Network (LCRN). The life course theory posits the multiple determinants, such as healthcare, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures as critical drivers for MCH outcomes. The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy, as well as to foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health settings through systems integration and collaboration among entities interested in improving MCH outcomes. The cooperative agreement will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site research network. For more information, click here.

Coordinating Center for Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
Deadline: May 17, 2016
The purpose of this award is to provide support and technical assistance to grantees receiving funding from HRSA/MCHB through the Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy announcement. The awardee is expected to conduct ongoing assessments and evaluations of the grantees' outcomes and objectives, including data collecting analysis, and timely provision of performance improvement data feedback to the grantees. For more information, click here.

2016 Children's Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)
Deadline: May 17, 2016
The purpose of this program is to increase the proportion of children and young adults ages birth t o21 years old who fall within a healthy weight range by supporting states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding that support healthy weight behaviors. The Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN will support implementation of the Title V Block Grant Transformation by supporting states' efforts to address the new National Performance Measures (NPMs) by accelerating improvement and innovation in integrating and translating evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies into practice through collaborative learning in order to achieve the greatest impact at state level. The Children's Healthy Weight CoIIN will align with and synergize with other MCHB investments, including Healthy Start, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems to support states in areas related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding, and will build on lessons learned from MCHB Pediatric Obesity Mini CoIIN. For more information, click here

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

Improving the Coordination and Documentation of Enrollment into Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children through Parent Engagement
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center is presenting a funding opportunity to help increase parental/public awareness about the importance and benefits of signing a release to share early intervention information (information release) with the state EHDI programs, as well as engaging and supporting families in the intervention process. For more information, click here.

Using Existing Early Intervention Data to Assess Outcomes among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
 Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center is presenting a funding opportunity to assess the outcomes of deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children identified through state early intervention (EDHI) programs by using existing intervention and educational data sets. For more information, click here.
 
Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
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 (HIT) 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, click here.

Reducing Health Disparities among Minority and Underserved Children
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Managing a chronic condition is an unremitting responsibility for children and their families. Children with a chronic condition and their families have a long-term responsibility for self-management. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood That Influence Obesity Development
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2017
This funding announcement invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. For more information, click here.

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
Deadline: May 7, 2018
This announcement encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. For more information, click here.