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Funding Opportunity: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests proposals for the Community Food Projects Grant Program.  Community Food Projects should be designed to meet the food needs of low-income people, increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs, and promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues and/or meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs.  The goal of the program should focus on infrastructure improvement and development, planning for long-term solutions, or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Application Deadline: November 28, 2012

Up to $5,000,000 will be made available for funding.

Access the grant synopsis, full description, and application here:

Learn How to Use Data to Address Health Disparities in your Community

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Funding is available from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for small, non-profit organizations to attend this conference, which is primarily for members of community-based efforts (coalitions, grassroots organizations, etc.) and nonprofit organizations that use data to advance their health equity or health disparities work and are willing to learn and share their experience with others:

Conducting a thorough assessment of a community’s needs, resources and demographics serves as one of the first and most important steps for anti-drug coalition development. Coalitions can then use this qualitative and quantitative demographic data to guide evidence-based initiatives to address their unique local conditions and target audiences challenged by substance abuse. Community-based organizations can learn to better use this data and other sources of knowledge to promote health equity and address health disparities by attending the National Health Equity Data Conference, entitled “Knowledge for Equity: Using Data to Address Health Disparities,” from Nov. 13-14 in Silver Spring, Md.

“Knowledge for Equity: Using Data to Address Health Disparities” will be designed to support community based efforts to access, analyze, and use existing national, state, or local data. In addition to CADCA, conference partners include Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, The Prevention Institute, PolicyLink, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, and the Community Indicators Consortium. The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) in College Park, Maryland, on Nov. 15-16.


Downloadable Guides for Health/Nutrition Programs

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Nourishing USA is a United States-based nationwide anti-hunger advocacy program that strives to achieve “nutrition for all” in America. Nourishing USA has released two downloadable guides to assist organizations providing food and nutrition programs to their community.

The Junior Chef Teaching Guide ( is a step-by-step guide on how to successfully teach a Junior Chef Class in your neighborhood. This guide includes recipes, child-friendly handouts, and full instructions on running a class and teaching low-income children about eating healthy.

The Soup Kitchen Culinary & Nutritional Guide ( is intended to be used as a culinary and nutritional resource to help create nutritionally balanced menus at your community food program. This guide includes tools for you such as 52 weekly recipes, nutrition label, and a “why is this meal healthy for me” handout for each recipe. These recipes are portioned for fifty and include ingredients most used in soup kitchens across America.

Funding Opportunity: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering funding for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program for fiscal year 2013.  The purpose of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth  and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies.  This program most closely supports HRSA’s goals tho improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and the improve health equate.  HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects.  The intent of this funding is:

  • To support the development of family-centered, comity-based initiatives that plan and implement innovative and cost-effective approaches for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services
  • Foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses and families
  • Involve pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals in community-based service programs
  • Build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs.

HTPCP encourages the use of innovative health information technology to increase access to a wide variety of stakeholders in communities.

Application deadline: September 21, 2012

Click here to access the full announcement and eligibility information:

Call For Abstracts: HHS Journal Supplement on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resrouces and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for papers to be published in a special supplement in Pediatrics on the broad theme, “Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home visiting and Pediatric Care: Policy and Practice Implications for Child Health and Development.”

Deadline: September 14, 2012

All abstracts should be submitted via email to Romuladus Azuine:

For more information, see the full Call for Abstracts Announcement online:

National Health Center Week

Friday, August 10th, 2012

August 5-11, 2012, is National Health Center Week. According to HRSA, in 2011, community health centers provided care to more than 20 million patients in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.

Learn more about community health centers:

Read the Presidential Proclamation on National Health Center Week:

Action Steps to Address Health and Educational Disparities

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control has announced action steps to address health and educational disparities among students. Included are focusing programmatic efforts, raising awareness, building partnerships, and documenting impact. See more details here:

Diabetes Education Grants to Target Underserved Populations

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Reaching Out for Better Health: A Community-Based Diabetes Education Program Grants for 2012

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000 per program – The Foundation will select up to eight programs to receive funding.
Deadline has been extended to: September 7, 2012

This program supports new and expanded outreach and education activities at accredited diabetes programs that target underserved populations. The aim is to develop, pilot, promote and evaluate new programs that reach those with high disparities so that they can better manage and control their diabetes:

Improving Access to Care for HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Greg Millett, Senior policy advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy, says the president’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy has improved coordination among federal agencies to increase access to care for those living with HIV/AIDS. Goals are to reduce the number of new infections, to increase access to care for people living with HIV, and to reduce HIV/AIDS-related disparities.

Call For Abstracts: Diabetes Disparities Forum

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Fifth Disparities Partnership Forum: Overcoming Disparities – Diabetes Care in High Risk Populations, October 22-23, 2012, American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association’s Annual Disparities Partnership Forum was developed to facilitate dialogue among leaders from key national organizations regarding the urgency of the type 2 diabetes epidemic in specific populations in the United States including: African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, women, older adults, low income and uninsured persons.

If you’re interested in submitting an abstract, click here: