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Upcoming Telehealth webinars and grant

Friday, February 12th, 2016

HIMSS Connected Health Community Member Webinar: Telehealth 2.0

February 18, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

No cost. For more information and registration, go to

Adapted from HIMSS:

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth is addressing the need in rural communities which face barriers to accessing adequate healthcare. The presenters will demonstrate the need for telehealth services in rural communities, the value of being connected to an Academic Medical Center, the cost-effective benefits of a comprehensive program that allows individuals to remain at home and in their communities, and how engagement with policymakers has improved overall access to their sustainable model for telehealth services.

Teleneurology: Why It Works for Rural Hospitals Webinar

February 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT

No cost. For more information and registration, go to

From Idaho AHEC:
The webinar will focus on the benefits of teleneurology to rural hospitals. Attendees will learn how teleneurology can accelerate diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other acute neurology patients, and can prevent rural hospitals from having to transfer those patients to facilities in metropolitan areas to get the care they need.

Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)

Deadline: Apr 8, 2016

For more information, visit

Adapted from Rural Health Information Hub:

Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) networks are used to:

  • Expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services
  • Improve and expand the training of health care providers
  • Expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decisionmaking

Applications are especially encouraged from networks that will demonstrate how telehealth can expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services through School-Based Health Centers, especially those which may also serve the broader community beyond normal school hours. Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that will provide services to rural communities through a telehealth network.

The Telehealth Network shall include at least two of the following entities (at least one of which shall be a community-based health care provider):

  • School-based health centers
  • Community health centers or other federally qualified health centers
  • Health care providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
  • Entities operating clinics, including rural health clinics
  • Local health departments
  • Nonprofit hospitals, including community (critical) access hospitals
  • Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
  • Long-term care providers
  • Providers of health care services in the home
  • Providers of outpatient mental health services and entities operating outpatient mental health facilities
  • Local or regional emergency health care providers
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Entities operating dental clinics

OMH Funding Opportunity: Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) (MP-CPI-16-002)

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program (Announcement Number: MP-CPI-16-002). ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

A technical assistance webinar for interested applicants will be on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Information on accessing the webinar will be posted on the OMH Website:

Visit for more information and to submit an application:

USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The USDA Rural Development opened applications for Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants, These grants can be used to purchase eligible capital assets, such as equipment or instructional programming, that aide in connecting teachers and medical service providers serving rural communities to other teachers, medical professionals, and experts too far to access otherwise.

An informational webinar about grants the will be held on February 18. View this flyer for instructions on how to register for the webinar:

Fellowship In Minority Health Policy

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, this unique fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for vulnerable populations including racial and ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged groups. The application deadline is December 15, 2015 for the 2016-2017 Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship In Minority Health Policy:

Webinar Series: Guide to Successful Grant Proposals

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is hosting a new webinar series designed for community-based, faith-based and other organizations that want to learn the basics of creating successful federal grant applications: The webinars are: October 15: Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing ; October 20: Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?; November 5: Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities. Register and learn more about the webinar series. here:

Grant Writing Webinar Series from the Office of Minority Health

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

From the Office of Minority Health:

“The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is pleased to present a new webinar series designed for community-based, faith-based and other organizations that want to learn the basics of creating successful federal grant applications. 

October 6 at 3:30 pm EDT: Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing
This introductory webinar, for community-based organizations that want to respond to federal funding opportunity announcements, covers the basics — from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding. Register for this webinar:
October 20 at 3:30 pm EDT: 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. Logic model templates are provided. Register for this webinar:

November 5 at 3:30 pm EDT: Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are identified. Register for this webinar:

Visit for more information about this webinar series and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.”

Healthy Eating Research – Building the Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 26, 2015
Application: Oct 7, 2015

For more information:

Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – Awards funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 6, 2015

For more information:

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually to support investigator-initiated research that supports building a Culture of Health. RWJF expects to fund between five and 12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months. Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning June 1, 2015. Applicants first must submit a two-page letter of intent (LOI) through RWJF’s online system and will generally be notified within eight weeks as to whether they are approved to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be due two months from the date of notification. Funding recommendations will be made within three months of receipt of the full proposal.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health:
Culture of Health Action Framework:

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders, and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Beginning in 2011, the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center has funded 21 of these disaster outreach projects.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project. The deadline for proposals is Monday, July 6, 2015 by 12 pm ET. The solicitation notice can be found on RFQ No. NIHLM2015383.

RFQ No. NIHLM2015383:
Previous funded projects: