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Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The Aetna Foundation requests proposals for the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant. The program is “geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and state/local government agencies that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental United States.” They invite applications “that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.” To read more about the grant, visit Aetna Foundation 2017 Cultivating Healthy Community Grant Program and the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and the challenges of their patients. A variety of tools including Spent, bias assessment, medication simulation, Dartmouth Health Atlas, Google Maps, and community food resources will be presented.”

Become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor

Monday, March 27th, 2017

“Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program.

The following types of organizations can be sponsors:

  • Public or private nonprofit schools
  • Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • Public or private nonprofit camps
  • Public or private nonprofit universities or colleges”

The USDA lists additional guidelines and roles on How to Become a Sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). They also provide links to state contacts and deadlines.

Chronic Care Management Resource

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with support to implement CCM programs. Connected Care is a nationwide effort within fee-for-service Medicare that includes a focus on racial and ethnic minorities as well as rural populations, who tend to have higher rates of chronic disease. To access the resources, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7d9f

Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Chronic Conditions from AHRQ Stats

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Among adults with health care expenses in 2014, those treated for multiple chronic conditions had average out-of-pocket expenses that were more than three times as high as expenses for adults with one or no chronic condition ($13,031 versus $3,579). This is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #498: Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Adults with Health Care Expenses for Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014.)

Some Highlights:

  • Among those using medical care, mean per person out-of-pocket expenditures for the U.S. civilian adult population who had multiple chronic conditions were more than double for those adults who had no or one chronic condition.
  • White, non-Hispanic adults with multiple chronic conditions had the highest per person out-of-pocket expenditures in comparison to black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Asian non-Hispanic, and other non-Hispanic adults with two or more chronic conditions.
  • High income adults with multiple chronic conditions had higher out-of-pocket expenditures than those who had lower family income.
  • Among non-elderly adults who received medical care in 2014, those with multiple chronic conditions who were uninsured had higher mean out-of-pocket expenditures per person than those who had only public insurance.

Entire report is linked here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ilim

Homelessness in Special Populations (webinar series)

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is offering a webinar series for providers and others who work with people experiencing or at risk for homelessness.

MedlinePlus has information on Homeless Health Concerns: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9zr5

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day

Monday, December 19th, 2016

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is the held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are homeless are at greater risk for many mental and physical health problems, and have a much higher mortality rate compared to those who are not homeless.

Find more information on health and homelessness at the CDC’s National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/42oc

Funding: Environmental Justice Small Grants

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for “grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.” Priority will be given to organizations that have direct contact with the targeted community, are from states that have received few such grants in the past and new grantees.

Applications are due January 31, 2017.

The EPA has the full Request of Proposals, FAQs and lists of previously funded projects: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fzde

Flu Shot Vouchers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

HHS and Walgreens will distribute Flu Shot Vouchers for uninsured and underinsured individuals through a variety of outreach efforts, local events and community and faith-based organizations nationwide. Each voucher is good for one flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Duane Reade pharmacies in New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations. For further information and to find your nearest location, please call 1-866-994-6757. Learn more at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6iys

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Detailed application information and example topics: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia
Open (Earliest Submission) and Letter of Intent Due Date: November 16, 2016
Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Award Budget: $100,000 for one year, $200,000 over two years or $300,000 over 3 years, in direct costs

Text for this post was adapted from https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia.