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Archive for the ‘Senior’ Category

Funding Opportunities Roundup pt. 1

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

National Health Service Corps Recruitment and Retention Assistance

National Health Service Corps  – Assistance for qualifying practice sites in recruiting and retaining community-responsive, culturally competent primary care clinicians.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI)

Association of American Indian Physicians – Offers a summer program designed to prepare American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students to pursue a career in the health professions and//or biomedical research.

Deadline: March 29th, 2013

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Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grants

Massage Therapy Foundation  – Offers small grants for programs and projects that provide massage therapy to people who have little or no access to such services.

Deadline: April 1, 2013

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The Eldercare Locator

Administration for Community Living  – Provides funding to operate the Eldercare Locator, which connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

Deadline: March 18, 2013

For more information:


Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program

Office of Rural Health Policy  – Supports rural health networks that focus on activities relating to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

For more information:


May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Program

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust  – Grants for projects that target children and youth; the disabled and critically ill; disadvantaged adults and families; and elder populations.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Typical or Troubled?  School Mental Health Education Grants

American Psychiatric Foundation – Provides funding to schools to implement the Typical or Troubled? school mental health educational program.

Deadline: March 30, 2013

For more information:


Grants to Expand Care Coordination through the Use of Technology-Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TEC-TAC)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  – Grants for the use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps), to expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to care for patients in treatment.

Deadline: April 10, 2013

For more information:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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No-cost fitness DVD and workout books from the National Institute on Aging

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life’s campaign provides resources for older adults to get active.  A highlight of the campaign is a series of exercises that are designed especially for older adults using materials already in their homes (chairs, soup cans, towels, etc.).  Seniors can set personal fitness goals, track their progress and watch success story videos.  Resources are also available for family and friends, organizations and health professionals.


Order workout books and DVDs:

Social Security fast-tracks rare-disease claims

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by people who get serious illnesses such as cancer, early-onset Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease — claims that could take months or years to approve in the past.

Disability claims are up by more than 20 percent from 2008. The Compassionate Allowances program approves many claims for a select group of conditions within a few days, Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said. The program is being expanded Thursday to include a total of 200 diseases and conditions.

Since the Compassionate Allowances program was started, 200,000 people have received expedited benefits, Astrue said. On Thursday, the agency is scheduled to announce that it is adding 35 more diseases and conditions to the program, bringing the total to 200.

To read the source article:

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:

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Friday, November 9th, 2012

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.  The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has a series of brochures in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese:

Brochures include:

  • Guides for Clinicians
  • Caregiver tips
  • End-of-life Planning
  • Pediatric Issues
  • Pain Management


Conference Call: Five New Medicare Preventive Services

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

National Provider Call: Five New Medicare Preventive Services

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Did you know that five new preventive services are now covered by Medicare?

  • Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse – Effective 10/14/11
  • Screening for Depression in Adults – Effective 10/14/11
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease – Effective 11/8/11
  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and High-Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs – Effective 11/8/11
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity – Effective 11/29/11

Wednesday Aug 15, 2012     1:00pm – 2:30pm CST

For more information and to register:

Funding for Senior projects

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

AARP Foundation InnocCentive: Drive to End Hunger – Elimination of Food Deserts

AARP Foundation – Awards for innovative solutions to the challenge of eliminating and reducing areas where low cost, healthy food is not easily obtained.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 20, 2012

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AARP Foundation InnoCentive: Drive to End Hunger – Sustainable Solutions

AARP Foundation  – Awards for innovative solutions to the challenge of preventing older adults from experiencing food insecurity.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 20, 2012

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Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Corporation for National and Community Service – Offers funds to develop Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 1, 2012
Application: October 11, 2012

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ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Awards

MetLife Foundation  – Awards to recognize innovations in mental fitness programming for older adults.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: October 15, 2012

For more information: