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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:

Telemedicine Poised To Reduce Health Care Disparities, Costs

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.) and Louisiana state Senator Sharon Weston-Broome (D) wrote in The Hills’ “Congress Blog” that innovations in telemedicine will ‘not only result in the substantial reduction of health care disparities, but also in a reduction of health care costs across the country.’  Many of the the health care disparities in the U.S. are caused by a lack of access to health care, especially among low-income communities, they note, adding that telemedicine can help address access barriers.

‘With the widespread expansion of broadband technology, telemedicine is becoming an incredibly effective solution that is providing a new alternative to improve our current health landscape,’ they wrote, adding, ‘Hundreds of applications have already been developed, and states that have passed telehealth legislation are realizing many of the benefits.’  They conclude, ‘Telemedicine is a global game changer in health care, and this initiative is one positive step that policymakers are taking towards eradicating health care disparities.’ (johnson/Weston-Broom, “Congress Blog,” The Hill, 7/19).  Click here for the entire blog entry:

Farmers Markets: USDA directory

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The summer is a great time to try new fruits and vegetables, but it can be a challenge to find locally grown food, especially for us city-dwellers.  The US Department of Agriculture makes it easy to find Farmers Markets nearby.  You can search for farmers markets by zip code and limit by products available and payment accepted (including WIC and SNAP).

Find a farmers market near you:

Funding Roundup

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

National Library of Medicine Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

National Library of Medicine – Funds for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders, and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: August 8, 2012

For more information:


Affordable Care Act (ACA): Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Maternal and Child Health  - Development grants for states that currently have modest home visiting programs and want to build on existing efforts.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: August 8, 2012

For more information:


National Summit on Community Health Center Lending and Innovation Health Care Innovation Awards

Kresge Foundation – Awards to Community Health Centers and Primary Care Associations in recognition of their work in advancing innovations in the delivery of primary care, addressing the social determinants of health, and building healthy communities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 20, 2012

For more information:


Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning

National Institutes of Health  - Funds to encourage conferences and meetings to examine questions relating to the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and military reintegration.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: August 12, 2012

For more information:


Projects of National Significance: Community of Practice for Supporting Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Administration for Children and Families  - Funding to develop a Community of Practice (CoP) to support competitive, integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 20, 2012

For more information:


Projects of National Significance: Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Administration for Children and Families  - Funding for cooperative agreements to develop a Community of Practice (CoP) designed to create policies, practices and systems to support and assist families that include a member with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 20, 2012

For more information: