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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

Funding Opportunity: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.

Areas of development suggested below are not meant to limit the scope or creativity of proposed projects.

  • Constructing a personal health library: informatics approaches that help a person gather together different types of health data/information/knowledge into a single, searchable resource for personal use, including intelligent mapping tools for vocabulary used to describe elements of the library.
  • Managing a personal health information library: novel informatics approaches that make it easy for an average user to expand or remove entries, make notes or corrections, including intelligent tools that alert the user to new information about topics covered in a personal health information library.
  • Using a personal health library: data science and informatics approaches that make it easy to find and use the information stored there, including visual tagging, text summarization, graphics translation, knowledge mapping, suggestions for tutorials, analytic and visualization techniques that make the information understandable based on characteristics of the individual user or group.
  • Digital librarian/assistant for personal health library: data science and informatics approaches that bring machine intelligence to the management and use of a personal health information library through personalized alerts and suggestions, literacy aids, translators or other approaches, taking into account characteristics of the individual user or group.

For more information, read the complete PAR-17-159 Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Funding opportunity for community partners: All of Us

Monday, February 6th, 2017

From the National Institutes of Health:

“The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.

All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.”

More information about the All of Us Research Program and the funding opportunity: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g52c

Native STAND Educator Training Program

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) is a culturally-relevant, inter-tribal curriculum for high school-aged (14-18 years old) teens that draws on cultural teachings and values from across Indian Country. The curriculum holistically addresses healthy decision-making and develops knowledge and skills for healthy relationships and self-esteem, preventing STDs and early pregnancy, and avoiding substance abuse.

The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to recruit Tribes and AI/AN organizations from around the country to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND and to participate in the Native STAND Dissemination, Implementation, and Evaluation Project. Successful applicants will receive one week of training in Portland, Oregon with expenses paid for travel, lodging and meals. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/626d

Text adapted from Oregon Prevention and Research Center Native STAND website

AHRQ Seeks Research Proposals on Using Health IT to Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

A new funding opportunity announcement from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) seeks grant applications to conduct research that demonstrates how health information technology (IT) can improve patient-centered health outcomes. Applications should focus on the scale and spread of health IT-enabled practice models that use patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory settings. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; the first due date is Jan. 25. For more information, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dg03.

Innovations for Healthy Living grant for small business concerns

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MD-17-001 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s). Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. Open date is January 22, 2017 and applications are due February 22, 2017.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The HHS HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has opened applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (“Network Planning”). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. The Network Planning program promotes the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The goals of the Network Planning program are centered around approaches that will aid providers in better serving their communities given the changes taking place in health care, as providers move from focusing on the volume of services to focusing on the value of services. The program will support one year of planning with the primary goal of helping networks create a foundation for their infrastructure and focusing member efforts to address important regional or local community health needs.

Application due January 3, 2017.

Technical Assistance webinar: December 13, 2016 2 to 3pm EST

For more information and pdf of the full Funding Opportunity Announcement, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xmfb.

Apply for Spring or Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm). Use the following link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/forms/x61hwel07ymegt/

There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10  – 16) courses. Cost for attending is fully funded by August University’s contract with NLM. If admitted, participants are expected to attend the entire week of sessions and activities. To learn more about the course, watch NN/LM MAR Boost Box recording which includes takeaways from recent attendees and application process.

If you have any questions, please email GABIOMED@augusta.edu.

Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities Webinar

Friday, October 14th, 2016

October 17, 2016 from 2 to 3 pm EDT
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j2d3

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) concludes its Capacity Building webinar series with Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities. This session focuses on best practices in responding to federal funding opportunity announcements, as identified by federal partners, and where to find the latest funding opportunities.

For more information about this webinar series, including archived sessions, please contact OMHRC at info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov or 800-444-6472.

Original announcement posted on the OMHRC October 2016 Newsletter. To sign up for OMHRC bulletins and newsletters, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u2e0 

2016 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

NLM funded eight HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2016 in the 23rd round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/290s.

 

Technical Assistance for Grant Applicants

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers a free webinar for funding applicants. Why All the Excitement about Logic Models? This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) objectives and how to access logic model designs. October 3, 2016, 2:00 pm ET. Register here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3aeo