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The Partnership Center Newsletter

February 17, 2011

It has been an exciting week here at the Partnership Center. Thank you to everyone who joined our call on the career opportunities being facilitated through the Affordable Care Act.

This coming Tuesday, February 22nd the Partnership Center is hosting a national call on the new insurance plan for adults with pre-existing conditions.

We want to ensure that faith and community leaders can help inform adults with pre-existing conditions that they may be eligible to obtain insurance coverage through a new federal program, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP). Please see the Featured Update for more information.

We’re also pleased to announce two conference calls in March for faith and community leaders. These calls will provide tours of CuidadoDeSalud.gov and HealthCare.gov, partner websites that give consumers the tools to compare insurance plans specific to their life situations and local communities, and identify the ones that meet their needs.

Your community members may have questions about how the Affordable Care Act can help them access health care. HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov serve as “one-stop shops” where consumers can learn about new benefits and prevention, and find answers to a variety of unique situations.

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.

We look forward to staying in touch. Thank you for all you do to ensure the health and well-being of families in your community.

  

In This Issue:

Featured Update
Grants
ACF
CDC
CMS
EPA
HRSA
NIH
SAMHSA
Other Departments

   
  

Sincerely,

Mara Vanderslice, Acting Director
Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

 

  Featured Update – The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: A Discussion with Faith & Community Leaders

You are Invited to an
HHS Conference Call on


The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan:
A Discussion with Faith & Community Leaders

Please join Mara Vanderslice, Acting Director of the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Richard Popper, Director, Office of Insurance Programs, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, for a conversation on how adults with pre-existing conditions may be eligible to obtain insurance coverage through a new federal program, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.

If you or someone you know can’t find health coverage because of a medical condition, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan is now available. This program is changing and saving the lives of people who’ve been locked out of the health coverage market.

We hope you will tell your congregants and members of your community about this important new health coverage option.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, does not base eligibility on income, and enrollees in the program receive comprehensive health coverage at the same price that healthy people pay.

To qualify for the program, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or residing here legally;
  • Have been without health coverage for at least six months; and
  • Have a pre-existing condition or have been denied coverage because of a medical condition.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan covers physician and hospital services and prescription drugs. All insurance benefits are available to enrollees in the program – even to treat a pre-existing condition. Premiums vary by state and annual out-of-pocket expenses are capped.

Since each state may use different methods to determine whether an applicant has a pre-existing condition or has been denied health coverage, applicants need to check on how to establish eligibility in their state.

For more information about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and how to apply go to: www.pcip.gov or call a toll-free line at 1-866-717-5826 (TTY 1-866-561-1604). The Call Center is open 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Eastern Time.

We want to ensure that faith and community leaders have the most up-to-date information and resources to share with your communities and congregations.

The call-in information is below. We hope you are able to join.

CALL DETAILS 

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Time: 2:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, 11:30 AM Pacific

Dial in information: 1-888-323-9813 (no passcode is needed)

Participants:

Richard Popper, Director, Office of Insurance Programs, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

Mara Vanderslice, Acting Director, Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

You do not need to RSVP for this call. If you have questions, please email partnerships@hhs.gov

Hosted by the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Stay Connected to the White House Office of 
Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Visit the White House Partnerships Blog for updates on events and other happenings across the country. The White House’s Partnerships Blog is the best way to stay connected to efforts across the federal government that support faith-based and neighborhood partnerships. The blog provides regular updates on the work of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and activities at the Centers for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at several Federal agencies. It also highlights the efforts of local nonprofits and leaders that are strengthening communities across the country.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/partnerships/blog


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2:30pm EST: Conference Call with faith and community partners on helping adults with pre-existing conditions obtain insurance coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. Call-in #: 1-888-323-9813.

Thursday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 10th at 4:00pm EST

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.

Thursday, March 3rd, 4:00pm EST: Conference Call tour – in Spanish – of CuidadoDeSalud.gov.

Thursday, March 10th, 4:00pm EST: Conference Call tour of HealthCare.gov.

March 23-25: The 12th Annual New England Fathering Conference, Redefining Fatherhood for a Better Future!, will take place on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th in Newport, RI at the Newport Marriott. The conference will once again bring together dads, service providers, social workers, health professionals, educators, state and federal representatives, and family advocates to learn more about how father involvement can make a difference.  Go here for information about registration, hotel accommodations, and the conference program.

Grant Opportunities

 Administration for Children and Families

Title:Social and Economic Development Strategies Tribal Governance- SEDS TG
Description: Strengthen the internal capacity and infrastructure of tribal governments to increase services provided to children and families.

Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 5, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:15
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families – Administration for Native Americans

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:Public Health Conference Support Program 
Description: Provides 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:February 25, 2011
Number of Grants Available:8
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:National Programs to Improve the Health and Educational Outcomes of Young People 
Description: Improves child and adolescent health by helping schools and communities create an environment that fosters a culture of wellness and makes healthy choices the easy choice.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 4, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:25
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:Affordable Care Act (ACA): Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration
Description: Determines whether an integrated model of primary care and public health approaches in the community can improve underserved children’s risk factors for obesity.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 8, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:4
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Title:Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Outreach and Enrollment Grants - Cycle II  
Description: Focus Areas: 1. Using Technology to Facilitate Enrollment and Renewal. 2. Focusing on Retention: Keeping Eligible Children Covered for as Long as They Qualify. 3. Engaging Schools in Outreach, Enrollment and Renewal Activities. 4. Reaching Out to Groups of Children that are More Likely to Experiences Gaps in Coverage. 5. Ensuring Eligible Teens Are Enrolled and Stay Covered.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: April 18, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 Environmental Protection Agency 

Title:Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE)
Description: Offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. Through CARE, a community creates a partnership that implements solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize people's exposure to them. By providing financial and technical assistance, EPA helps CARE communities get on the path to a renewed environment.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 22, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:9
Grant is administered by the:Environmental Protection Agency

 Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:Healthy Behaviors in Women and Families
Description: Develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates novel approaches that concurrently address the relationship between women’s healthy eating and mental health during the perinatal period.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:February 22, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:3
Grant is administered by the:Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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: March 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: March 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

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Title:Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program 
Description: Establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 18, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:75
Grant is administered by the:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Other Federal Agencies

Title:Civic Justice Corps Grants Serving Juvenile Offenders
Description: Provide young offenders the opportunity to give something back to their communities through community service to make up for past transgressions.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:Mar 15, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:13
Grant is administered by the:Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor 

Title:Reintegration of Ex-Offenders – Adult Program Grants
Description:
Provide pre-release and post-release services to ex-offenders returning to high-poverty, high-crime communities. These services will include job training and employment preparation, mentoring, and assistance connecting to supportive services such as housing, substance abuse programs, and mental health treatment.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:Mar 17, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:10
Grant is administered by the:Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor 

Title:Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)
Description: While eligible applicants are community colleges and other higher education institutions, the grant solicitation encourages the participation of faith-based and community organizations as partners. These organizations can play a valuable role under the first funding priority: to accelerate progress for low-skilled and other workers.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 21, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:NA
Grant is administered by the:Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor

Title:BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations
Description: Promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 21, 2011   
Number of Grants Available:100
Grant is administered by the:Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice