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Archive for January, 2012

Healthy Weight Collaborative [Call for Applications]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of the Call for Applications for community teams to participate in Phase Two of the Healthy Weight Collaborative, a national quality improvement effort to test and spread evidence-based and promising interventions to prevent and treat obesity. Attached, please find a fact sheet with more information on the Collaborative and the broader Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative.

The Call for Applications may be found at: http://www.collaborateforhealthyweight.org/Take-Action/Join-the-Collaborative.aspx. Please access the PDF version of the complete application, or click on the blue “Apply Now!” box for access to the online application.

This phase will bring together 40 multi-sector teams (including primary care, public health, and the community) from across the country to engage in a virtual learning community from late February 2012-February 2013.

Key Dates:
• Application deadline: January 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST.
• Informational webinar for interested applicants: January 11, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Registration is required to attend, and may be accessed at http://www.cvent.com/d/dcq8qx. Space is limited.
• Accepted teams notified: February 28, 2012.

Phase Two Recruitment Priorities:
• Broad geographic distribution, with representation from urban, rural, tribal, and underserved communities facing significant health disparities.
• Tribal communities, as well as teams with a focus on faith-based, intergenerational, and women’s health approaches are encouraged to apply.
• The application of community health workers (ie. patient navigators, promatoras, or community advocates) and mHealth or innovative technology (ie. text messages, smart phone applications, or other innovative approaches) is encouraged.
• IT capacity (or access to) to participate in the virtual collaborative, including webinars and videoconferencing

For more information about the Healthy Weight Collaborative and the Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative, please visit the project’s website: www.collaborateforhealthyweight.org.

If you have any further questions, please email info@collaborateforhealthyweight.org or contact Becca Lipman at 617-391-2700.

Thank you for your partnership in this exciting effort,

Sarah

Sarah R. Linde-Feucht, M.D.
CAPT U.S. Public Health Service
Chief Public Health Officer
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14-05, Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-3325 Blackberry: 202-425-1587
Email: slinde-feucht@hrsa.gov

Funding Announcement: Deadline Approaching

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Hello everyone,

We want to announce that we are re-establishing our time line for funded projects. Because of our new contract we are advancing the solicitation of funded projects. The time line is being changed so that project performance periods will coincide with our own fiscal year. The plan is to have funded projects being May 2012. In order to do that we are announcing the RFPs now.

As in the previous years our funded projects fall into

1. Express Outreach Awards
2. Health Information Outreach Subcontracts
3. Knowledge Management Pilot Sites Funding.

The full solicitations are available on our funding page. This year we are asking proposal submitters to notify NER of your intent to submit a proposal. This helps give us an idea of the proposals to expect and we can notify the COIs and organize the appropriate reviewing teams.

Express Outreach
is the broad category of awards for projects involving community outreach, professional development, and instructional design. Funding amounts are generally under $8,000.

• Multiple projects throughout the region will be funded.
• Proposals are due January 20, 2012.
• Approved projects will be contacted on or before March 1, 2012.
• Funded projects can begin their performance period May 1, 2012. Performance period should not exceed 12 months.

Health Information Outreach Subcontracts
assist Network members and other health-related agencies in providing information services and training to audiences not normally reached.

• $25,000 is available to fund one or more projects
• Proposals are due January 20, 2012.
• Approved projects will be contacted on or before February 24, 2012.
• Funded projects can begin their performance period May 1, 2012. Performance Period should not exceed 12 months.

Knowledge Management funding stimulates innovations in biomedical knowledge management and information services at the health care institution or health system level. Pilot sites will develop Knowledge Management practices tailored to their institutional needs. Please note the link to the Field Guide developed as a resource for KM implementation.

• $12,500 is available to fund one or more projects
• Proposals are due January 20, 2012.
• Approved projects will be contacted on or before February 24, 2012.
• Funded projects can begin their performance period May 1, 2012. Performance Period should not exceed 12 months.

This note was previously posted on our Funding Opportunities mailing list. Contact the NER with questions or your intent to submit a proposal.

In you missed the community outreach program planning webinar…

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

We recorded it for you.

Community Outreach Program Planning

Date: October 6, 2011, 2- 3 PM
Hosted by the Healthy Communities COI
Guest Speaker: Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Kurtz-Rossi and Associates

The Healthy Communities – Community of Interest (COI) brings you health and literacy educator Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed., presenting oncommunity health program planning and development. She will talk about her recent experience working with community based organizations (CBOs) in Providence RI serving the Latino community and CBOs in rural Maine serving seniors. Her presentation will include a discussion of ideas and strategies for community assessment, forming partnerships, and planning and implementing community health programs. She will also draw on the experience of Healthy Communities COI members and hopes you too will share the creative ideas and strategies that have worked for you.

Watch the recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p85534064/

e-Science Boot Camp set for June 13-15th, 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

What happens when you add some great learning with a great time?  That’s right!  A science boot camp for librarians!

 

Flyer for Data Science Boot camp

 

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