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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

Scholarships from National Health Service Corps

Monday, March 27th, 2017

“You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.”

Find more information and access the application on the National Health Service Corps Scholarships page.

NIMHD Research Endowment Grants for Higher Education

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The purpose of this program is is to strengthen the research and training capacity/infrastructure at eligible institutions of higher education to facilitate minority health and health disparities research. The NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources grants are made to create a permanent institutional endowment fund to support institutional resources and research capacity building…The NIMHD Research Endowment Program does not directly support research projects itself. Specific activities may be designed to include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthen the research infrastructure through the development and enhancement of information systems and technology that support research capacity;
  • Enhance the academic environment by creating challenging courses in such topics as research methodology and health disparities as additions to the curriculum; and
  • Enhance the recruitment and retention of established scientific faculty with exceptional expertise in the clinical, population, behavioral, and social sciences or facilitate the recruitment of new scientists in these disciplines.

Text from Grants.gov FOA RFA-MD-17-004

Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients data science research grants

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (PAR-17-159)

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…To bring the benefits of big data research to consumers and patients, new biomedical informatics and data science approaches are needed, shaped to meet the needs of consumers and patients, whose health literacy, language skills, technical sophistication, education and cultural traditions affect how they find, understand and use personal health information. Novel data science approaches are needed to help individuals at every step, from harvesting to storing to using data and information in a personal health library.

Deadlines are May 1, 2017 and March 19, 2018.

HHS announces the Move Health Data Forward Challenge Winners

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winning submissions will now move on to the challenge’s last phase to develop applications that will allow individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers.

Phase 1 of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge required applicants to submit their plans describing how they would develop solutions to help with the flow of health information. The ten Phase 1 winners were awarded $5,000 each and moved on to Phase 2, which required participants to demonstrate a viable solution to achieve those goals by allowing for the safe and secure exchange of consumer or provider health records.

Each Phase 2 winner below will receive a $20,000 award: CedarBridge Group LLC, EMR Direct, Foxhall Wythe LLC, Live and Leave Well, LLC, and Lush Group, Inc. Some of the projects entail smart phone or web-based application for consumer mediated health data exchange.

The five Phase 2 winners now move to Phase 3 which will award $50,000 for up to two winners based on the participant’s ability to implement their solution through the development of a mobile or web-based application.

For more information and to read the descriptions of the projects, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6xj5

Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

Due April 4 2017

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project). It requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach, including at a minimum a public health agency (a public health department or community-based organization focused on public health), a local school (a primary school, a secondary school, or an alternative/non-traditional school) or school district, a state, county or local law enforcement agency or government agency that has demonstrated collaboration/partnership with law enforcement (e.g., mayor’s office, county government, board of supervisors) and an institution of higher education or learning. For more information, review the grant requirements at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j3og

 

American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative

Due April 3 2017

The AI/AN Health Equity program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI/AN serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AN youth.

Eligible applicants include: Native American tribal governments, Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges and universities, Institutions that serve Native Alaskans, Tribal epidemiology centers, Urban Indian health programs and urban Indian organizations

For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uk79

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.