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The Partnership Center Newsletter

January 13, 2011 Edition

In this issue, you will find…


Dear Partners,

This coming Monday, January 17th, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King once wrote, We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Every year on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Americans pay tribute to Dr. King and his message of justice, peace, and service to others. In that spirit, people come together for a national day of service- making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a “day on, not a day off.” As community and faith leaders, you exemplify service to others in your ongoing efforts. The Featured Update below includes information about the MLK Day of Service efforts, which are led by the Corporation for National and Community Service. We hope these resources can support your work!

This week also marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. So many of you and your congregations, organizations, and denominations continue to help Haiti recover, and responded so generously after the earthquake. And this week, we mourn all of the victims of the tragic violence in Tucson.

We have also just added a new section to the newsletter on “Upcoming Events.” You can check this section for upcoming conference call briefings with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies, as well as regional and national conferences, webinars, and other opportunities that may interest you.

As always, the latter section of our newsletter includes updated grants that faith-based and community non-profits can pursue. Remember that it’s always important to review the funding announcement thoroughly to ensure that the grant is one that is appropriate to your organization’s mission, size, and scope.

Sincerely,

Alexia Kelley, Director
Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
US Department of Health & Human Services


  Featured Update – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an annual opportunity for Americans to answer Dr. King’s call to help those in need. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the efforts for the MLK Day of Service. If you’d like to locate a volunteer opportunity in your community, just fill in your interest area and zip code and find a project. If you or your organization has a volunteer project that you would like to invite other members of your community to join, you can register a project on MLKDay.gov. Whether it’s helping at a food drive or joining in a neighborhood cleanup, everyone can make a difference.

The MLK Day of Service also gives faith and community leaders an opportunity to recognize those who have made service and volunteerism a fundamental part of their lives, but who seldom receive acknowledgment. MLK Drum Majors for Service honors the work of community volunteers and shares their stories. We invite you to share your story of service and nominate your community hero as an MLK Drum Major for Service.


Upcoming Events

January (Date TBD): Conference Call on health care reform. Get an update on benefits available through the Affordable Care Act, plus health care workforce and employment training opportunities. Details to come.

February (Date TBD): Conference Call with faith and community partners on helping adults with pre-existing conditions obtain insurance coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.

Late February: Conference Call tours of HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov for faith and community leaders. Help your community members take advantage of these innovative websites, which give consumers the tools to compare insurance plans specific to their life situations and local communities, and identify the ones that meet their needs.

 


Grant Opportunities

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:NationalCenter for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Conference Support Program 
Description: CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity announcement entitled, “National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Conference Support Program”. Approximately $1,500,000 will be available to fiscal year 2011 to fund 10 to 20 awards. The purpose of conference support funding is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:Feb 07, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:20
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:Public Health Conference Support Program 
Description: CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity announcement entitled, “Public Health Conference Support”. The purpose of conference support funding is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention, education programs, and applied research.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:Feb 25, 2011
Number of Grants Available:8
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:Affordable Care Act - Health Center Planning Grants
Description: The purpose of planning grants is to demonstrate the need for health services in the community from public or non-profit organizations seeking a grant to plan for the development of a comprehensive primary care health center under the Health Center Program authorized under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. The purpose of the Health Center Program is to extend comprehensive primary and preventive health services (including mental health, substance abuse and oral health services) and supplemental services to populations currently without access to such services, and to improve their health status.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: Mar 18, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:125
Grant is administered by the:
Health Resources and Services Administration

 National Institutes of Health

Title:Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2011 (P30)
Description: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for Center Core Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a program of IDD research. The grants fund core resources to support interdisciplinary research and research training. Funds for the research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.  
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: Mar 22, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:5
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development
Description: This purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage Research Project Grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to enhance our understanding of effective positive youth development programs and the mechanisms responsible for positive health and developmental outcomes.  
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2011
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) in order to identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research, and translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this area.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2012
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US
Description: Identify the role(s) that drug abuse plays in fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in vulnerable groups (racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, youth) in the United States and to develop effective interventions to prevent new infections and to improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 2012
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures
Description: This grant will be awarded to applicants who plan to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related natural experiments (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:January 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy
Description: The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory, and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities
Description: The purpose of this grant is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U.S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 11, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project (R01) grant applications from applicants that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. 
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health