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 Funding

Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
Deadline: May 27, 2016
The purpose of this funding opportunity from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 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 maternal and child health, and by identifying gaps in existing measures for future development purposes. The goals are to establish a research network composed of interdisciplinary experts who represent the MCH lifespan and who are active in the measurements of health and well-being among MCH populations; to formulate a national research agenda with regard to existing and needed health measurements for MCH populations with high relevance to Maternal and Child Health Bureau 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
Deadline: May 27, 2016
The goal of this funding opportunity from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 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: June 6, 2016
The purpose of this funding opportunity from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 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.

Resiliency in Communities After Trauma and Stress
Deadline: June 7, 2016
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year 2016 Resiliency in Communities After Trauma and Stress (ReCAST Program) grants. This program is designed to assist high-risk youth and families and to promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest, through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as links to trauma-informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma and sustained community change. For more information, click here.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas
Deadline: June 12, 2016
The Health and Human Resources Administration solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 to support a single organization that will serve as the Coordination and Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) for a new Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) program entitled Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas.  The purpose of this program is to implement innovative models of service delivery that result in improvements in RWHAP Part A jurisdictions' HIV care continuum for minority populations.   The CTAC will provide technical assistance (TA) and service delivery funding to one subrecipient in each of four different RWHAP Part A jurisdictions located in the southern United States. For more information, click here.

Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Cooperative Agreement for All-Hazards Public Health Emergencies: Zika 2016
Deadline: June 13, 2016
This funding opportunity announcement outlines CDC guidance, technical, and financial assistance in response to a potential outbreak of Zika virus disease (ZVD) in the continental United States, Hawaii, and U.S. territories and freely associated states. CDC is providing $25 million in funding to 53 state, territorial, and local health departments based on current Zika virus transmission at the time of this announcement, jurisdictions likely to become affected, and evidence of historical arboviral patterns, to support accelerated public health preparedness planning and operational readiness for responding to Zika. The funding is intended to address planning and operational response gaps for ZVD and to assure state, local, and territorial operational readiness for ZVD. For more information, click here.

New Access Points
Deadline: June 17, 2016
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration 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, high-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: June 27, 2016
This funding opportunity is intended to equip states to improve the timeliness of surveillance of opioid-involved morbidity and mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Injury Center intends to support up to 11 state health departments 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. For additional information, click here.

Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies
Deadline: June 27, 2016
The Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families will accept applications from local organizations and entities to develop, implement and test innovative adolescent pregnancy prevention strategies for the Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies. This program provides services to high-risk, vulnerable and culturally underrepresented youth populations. This includes youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, pregnant and parenting women who are under 21 years of age and their partners, youth who have been trafficked and youth residing in high teen birth rate areas. Projects are required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. For more information, click here.

Dissemination and Implementation of Child Health Quality Measures Cooperative Research Grants
Deadline: June 28, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality invite cooperative agreement applications to support the dissemination and implementation of a subset of new child health quality measures developed by the Pediatric Quality Measures Program-Centers of Excellence in key pediatric measurement and quality improvement (QI) gap areas through the work of multi-disciplinary partnership teams. These teams include pediatric measure developers, QI and systems experts, state Medicaid/Children's Health insurance Programs, health plans, provider level organizations and key stakeholders. 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 presents this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all career levels (undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty) 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 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention 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 children identified through state early intervention 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 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, used 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, 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. 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 might 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: Varies
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. The announcement expires May 7, 2018. For more information, click here.


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