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Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  – Funding to implement health programs in schools designed to educate and provide health services for students, advocate for policy change, and collect research related to HIV/STD prevention.

Deadline: April 26, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/V1yosC

 

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program

Office on Violence Against Women  – Funding for culturally-specific, community-based organizations to address the needs of women who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Deadline: March 27, 2013

For more Information: http://bit.ly/UFJmXl

 

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Funding for large research projects that can be used by policymakers and health system and community leaders to reduce unnecessary health care costs while maintaining or improving health care quality.

Deadline: June 5, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/VGHHLO

 

AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Health Resources and Services Administration  – Funding to establish nurse practitioner and physician assistant HIV/AIDS primary care education programs.

Deadline: March 22, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/X9QxoD

 

Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program – Long Term Technical Assistance

Community Transportation Association of America  – Provides technical assistance to help Native American tribes enhance economic growth and development by improving transportation services.

Deadline: February 28, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/122EdWt

 

Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program – Long Term Technical Assistance

Community Transportation Association of America  – Provides transit planning assistance for facility and service development and expansion.

Deadline: February 28, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/11sIhoo

 

Schools and Libraries Program Universal Service Fund

Universal Service Administrative Company  – Provides discounts to help schools and libraries obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

Deadline: March 14, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/X9Rk9a

 

Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  – Grants to deliver peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.

Deadline: March 15, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/YdlBko

 

New Access Point Grants

Bureau of Primary Health Care  – Grants to support the establishment of new health service delivery sites for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Deadline: February 27, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/14Vv2f0

 

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)

Office of Rural Health Policy – Provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them do any or all of the following: pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS, comply with provisions of HIPAA, and reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.

Deadline: March 15, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/WDBZfH

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Breast Cancer (Mammography) Screening

IHS: Webinar will be discussing breast cancer rates, current screening guidelines, as well as strategies for improving mammography screening rates.

Friday January 25, 2013     1:00pm  – 2:00pm CST

Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/XDe3XP

 

Two-Spirit Learning Community Webinar.

SAMHSA’s Native American Center for Excellence Two Spirit Learning Community

Tuesday January 29, 2013     12:00 pm- 1:00pm CST

Learn more: http://bit.ly/Tt4uzb

 

Introduction to the Obesity Prevention Evidence-Based Toolkit

Sponsored by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Tuesday January 29, 2013     2:00pm – 3:30pm CST

Learn more: http://bit.ly/WXmLQe

 

National Provider Call: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Thursday January 31, 2013     12:30 – 2:00pm CST

Learn more: http://go.cms.gov/WRHBC8

 

Rural Community Collaborations and Veteran Outreach

Sponsored by Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health

Thursday January 31, 2013     1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

Learn more: http://bit.ly/14eP1nt

 

Let’s Move Faith and Communities: Transform your Food Pantry into a Source of Health and Wellness!

Sponsored by The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Thursday, January 31st, 2013     1:00pm  – 2:00pm CST

Learn more: http://bit.ly/S9VJZb

 

Cervical Cancer (Pap) Screening.

IHS: Webinar will be discussing cervical cancer rates, current screening guidelines, as well as strategies for improving pap screening rates.

Friday February 1, 2013     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/XDe3XP

Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

From the Rural Assistance Center: Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit.  It contains eight modules which concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Modules also include resources to use in developing a program for your area.  Also provides best practices developed by successful obesity prevention programs that have been implemented in clinical, school, and community settings.

Go to: http://bit.ly/SJrBCW

Rural Emergency Medicine Resources

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Rural Emergency Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians  – Faced with unique challenges of providing appropriate and adequate medical care in rural areas, members of the Section of Rural Emergency Medicine develop and share information related to issues such as pre-hospital, initial primary hospital, and tertiary hospital care of rural emergency patients. The section serves not only as a communications vehicle, but also as a database of relevant literature, education, and research.

Visit the website at http://bit.ly/UsrOH1

 

SIM – SD: Simulation in Motion – South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Health  – A mobile education program that brings technologically advanced training of emergency patient care to rural South Dakota’s pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers. Uses human-like, computerized mannequins.

Visit the website at http://1.usa.gov/SYpOaf

This mobile education program is focused on South Dakota, but this is a great opportunity to learn more about this simulation program and how you might implement something similar in your own community.

Webinar, archive and podcast

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

National Rural Health Day Webinar Series – Looking Towards the Future of Rural Health Care

Sponsored by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Friday November 16    1:00 pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information:  http://bit.ly/T3KnnW

 

Archive of webinars

The Health Care Law and You: A Webinar Series is a collection of presentations explaining the benefits and health care gains found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, these webinars feature representatives from the Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the community who speak about how the Affordable Care Act will increase health care access and reduce health care disparities for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Titles include:
The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)?

The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders nationally?

To view the recordings – http://bit.ly/W9JXuP

 

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast

#87: Choosing A Health Plan: Ways to Make This Experience Easier and More Consumer-Friendly

Lynn Quincy is a senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union–the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Quincy works on a wide variety of health policy issues that often focus on consumer protections, consumers’ health insurance literacy, and health insurance reform at the federal and state levels.

In this podcast, Quincy talks with Helen Osborne about:

Choosing a health plan. Why this task is often so hard for consumers.

Ways to make this experience easier and more consumer-friendly.

Strategies to help, including: choice architecture, cognitive shortcuts, stories, visuals, and doing the math for consumers.

To access the podcast – http://bit.ly/ZRXfjj

More Ways to Learn:

Consumers Union: Health Care. At http://bit.ly/TGNT44

Choice Architecture: Design Decisions that Affect Consumers’ Health Plan Choices (July 2012). By Kleimann Communications Group, Inc., and Consumers Union. At http://bit.ly/TLTdVT

What’s Behind the Door: Consumers’ Difficulties Selecting Health Plans (January 2012). Health Policy Brief from Consumers Union. At http://bit.ly/XJscrk

Facilitating State Health Exchange Communication Through the Use of Health Literacy Practices: Workshop Summary (2012). Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy. At http://bit.ly/StmVNX

 

Intercultural Cancer Fact Sheets

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Intercultural Cancer Coalition has a series of fact sheets that can be used as educational pieces, background information and awareness raising resources.

Sample fact sheets:

  • African Americans & Cancer
  • Hispanics/Latinos & Cancer
  • Rural Poor/Medically Underserved Americans & Cancer
  • Workplace & Cancer
  • Elderly & Cancer

Access these and other fact sheets: http://bit.ly/VLTk8p

Webinar en español: “La Gran Trans-formacion: Un entendimiento amplio sobre las Mujeres Trans Latina Emigrantes”

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

La Gran Trans-formacion: Un entendimiento amplio sobre las Mujeres Trans Latina Emigrantes (The Great Trans-formation: Gaining a comprehensive understanding of Latina, immigrant trans women) is a Spanish-language webinar presented as part of the Poder Sano Community Mobilization Series and in collaboration with the Trans-Latin@ Coalition that emphasizes the importance of best practices of health care providers who work with transgender Latino population. The webinar will cover transgender terminology, the co-relation between trans women and Latino farmworkers, social structures facing the trans community, and strategies to provide services to trans Latinas.

The webinar will be presented in Spanish on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00-3:00pm EST. Register at http://bit.ly/Prvzj7

Pew Report: How people get local news and information in different communities

Friday, October 5th, 2012

From large urban areas to rural communities, Americans often report similarly high levels of interest in news. Still, a national survey shows that community differences emerge in the number and variety of local news sources people use in different types of communities, as well as their degree of “local news participation” through social media and their mobile news consumption.

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that many of the differences in local news consumption emerging from these data reflect the varying demographic compositions of different community types (urban, suburban, small town, and rural communities) in the U.S. Some differences in the platforms people use might also be tied to the lower overall use of the internet and mobile platforms in small towns and rural areas. Some of the key findings include:

  • Across the four community types, residents report similarly high levels of general interest in news, attention to local news, and interest in most specific local topics
  • Across the four community types, residents also report similarly high levels of interest in most of the 16 specific local topics asked about
  • Residents of different community types differ in the sources they rely on for their local news
  • Urban and suburban residents on average use more sources of local news than their small town and rural counterparts and are more likely to consume local news on mobile devices
  • The most active “local news participators” also tend to reside in suburban and urban communities
  • Rural residents are the least likely to say it is “easier” to keep up with local news and information today than it was five years ago

The entire article is available at http://bit.ly/SC5OwH

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: http://1.usa.gov/Ok1he5

Funding Roundup part 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Small Research Grant to Improve Healthcare Quality through Health Information Technology (R03)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Funding to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health information technology.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: November 16, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/NnWNS6

 

Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Grants to support alternative financing programs that help individuals with disabilities purchase assistive technology devices.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 7, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/RhbU4T

 

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program

Office of Rural Health Policy  – Funding for needs related to planning and establishing community health networks.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: October 15, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/Pf5cIU

 

Ambrose Monell Foundation Grants

Ambrose Monell Foundation  – Provides grants for projects related to religious, charitable, scientific, medical, literary, and educational uses and purposes.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline:  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information: http://bit.ly/Qvo999

 

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program

Bureau of Health Professions  – Provides graduate medical education payments to support community-based training. Payments will cover the costs of new residency programs in community-based ambulatory primary care settings.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 28, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/NnXjzn

 

American Honda Foundation

American Honda Foundation  – Awards grants to nonprofits working in the areas of youth and scientific education.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline:  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information: http://bit.ly/RGRFjw