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 Funding

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 socio-economic status (SES) families as compared with 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 SES backgrounds, including dual language learners. 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 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 to 21 years old) who fall within a healthy weight range by helping states 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 the 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

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program
Deadline: May 17, 2016
The purpose of this program is to supplement the HIV care and treatment services provided by the States/Territories through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B (RWHAP) and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Base funds. The amount of funding is determined by the applicant's ability to demonstrate the need in the State/Territory based on an objective and quantified basis. The RWHAP Part B Supplemental funding is used to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to comprehensive continuum of high quality care and treatment services for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. For more information, click here.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program-Innovation Awards
Deadline: May 17, 2016
The purpose of this HRSA funding opportunity is to fund the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovations of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) awardees that strengthen and improve the delivery of MIECHV-funded coordinated and comprehensive high quality voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families. The goals of the MIECHV program are to:  strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for eligible families who reside in at-risk communities. For more information, click here.

Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
Deadline: May 27, 2016
The purpose of this HRSA funding opportunity is to support a forum that will create a national agenda for health measurement research by producing an evolving compendium of available high quality measures of MCH, and by identifying gaps in existing measures for future development purposes. The goals of the research network are to establish a research network comprised of interdisciplinary experts who represent the MCH lifespan and who are active in the measurements of health and well-being of MCH populations; to formulate a national research agenda with regard to existing and needed health measurements for MCH populations with high relevance to MCHB programs; to collaborate in the development, validation, and implementation of new MCH health measures that address identified gaps, using external and private funding sources; and to translate and apply network findings into a variety of practices, policies, and processes. For more information, click here

Newborn Screening Implementation Program Regarding Conditions Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)
Deadline: May 27, 2016
The goal of this HRSA funding opportunity is to increase the number of newborns receiving early treatment for Pompe disease,  Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) by: fostering the integration of and building capacity for newborn screening for these conditions; increasing the number of NBS laboratory scientists and short-term follow-up personnel with knowledge and skill in conducting newborn screening and short-term follow-up for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and X-ALD; providing training, education, and sharing of information via a national meeting for the public health community; supporting primary health care providers through education and resources, with special attention to cases with later onset of symptoms; and engaging families in the development and dissemination of educational materials and support mechanisms that are culturally sensitive and family-centric for families who have an infant identified through NBS. For more information, click here.
 
Preventing Teen Dating and Youth Violence by Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors
Deadline: Jun. 6, 2016
The purpose of this HRSA opportunity is to assist in funding local health departments in communities with demonstrated high rates of violence to implement the best available strategies to prevent youth violence and teen dating violence. As a result of the program, communities will decrease the burden of youth violence and teen dating violence, and address shared risk and protective factors for multiple forms of violence. For more information, click here.

New Access Points
Deadline: Jun. 17, 2016
HRSA is soliciting applications for New Access Points (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The purpose of the Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. NAPS will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations. Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the Nation's underserved. For more information, click here.

Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid-Involved Morbidity and Mortality
Deadline: Jun. 27, 2016
This funding opportunity is intended to equip states to improve the timeliness of surveillance of opioid-involved morbidity and mortality. CDC's Injury Center intends to support up to 11 state health departments with high burden of drug overdose over a three-year project period, with an average award amount $335,000 each year. A desired outcome of the enhanced surveillance is to provide key stakeholders with more timely data on fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose and more detailed information on risk factors, which can inform prevention and response efforts. Improved quality and timeliness of surveillance data will support and inform ongoing activities to prevent and address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose funded through CDC's existing state programs. Please keep in mind that all letters of intent must be received by May 13, 2016. An informational conference call will be held on May 11, 2016 at 2 pm ET to understand the conceptual context of this FOA. The call can be accessed by calling (770)488-3600 or (855)644-0229. Please use the conference ID 5740377. For additional 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.