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The Partnership Center Newsletter

March 12, 2010

In this issue, you will find…


Dear Partners:

The first signs of spring are arriving and the Partnership Center team has been meeting with organizations like yours to discuss issues of the day. Thank you for all of your innovative work in communities across the country. I would like to bring your attention to National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Women and girls account for over a quarter of all new infections in the United States. It has never been more important to speak up and talk about HIV to the women in your community.  More information is provided below.

Please see this week’s featured update section to hear about Deputy Director Acacia Salatti’s recent visit to Alabama for the 45th Anniversary of the historic civil rights march across Edmund Pettus bridge which is known as Bloody Sunday.

As always, please see the bottom section of our newsletter for an updated and expanded grants section filled with information regarding grants available to faith-based and community non-profits like yours.

Sincerely,

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


Featured Update 

The HHS Partnership Center Participates in the 2010 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

My name is Acacia Bamberg Salatti and I am the Deputy Director of the HHS Partnership Center.  It is an honor for me to work with faith-based and community organizations and to assist them in their important mission of serving persons in need. As the former agriculture staffer for Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, I am deeply aware of the diverse roles community and faith-based organizations play in our neighborhoods. Thank you for your presence in the community; it is felt in ways both large and small.

 Picture of Juanita Abernathy (left) and Acacia Bamberg Salatti (right) standing in front of a memorial placard for the Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

 As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, it is also important to recognize women who have contributed to our communities, with ordinary and extraordinary acts of service.  Last weekend, I traveled with the Faith & Politics Institute in their annual bipartisan Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama. The three day trip commemorated the 45th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and concluded with the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where ten thousand people joined our delegation in the re-creation of the 1965 march. 

While I was humbled to participate in this journey, my most memorable experience was meeting Civil Rights veterans like Dorothy Cotton, Bettie Mae Fikes, and Juanita Abernathy.  Although all are not readily known in the history books, these women put their bodies on the line for equality and justice. Cotton was a leader in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and arguably the highest ranking woman in the organization. Fikes who worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as a teenager marched on Bloody Sunday.  Abernathy—the wife of Rev. Ralph Abernathy—participated in all the pivotal protests during the era, including helping to organize the local community during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We thank them for their service to the nation, as we thank all women for their contributions, whether on a national or a local stage.

National Women & Girls HIV AIDS Awareness Day

“As we commemorate the fifth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are reminded that in the United States, women and teenage girls accounted for more than a quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2007 and more than 93,900 cumulative deaths from AIDS. Black women in this country suffer disproportionately from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as they acquire new HIV infections at nearly 15 times the rate of white women. Worldwide, half of the estimated 33.4 million people living with HIV in 2008 were female, and HIV was the leading cause of disease and death for women of childbearing age.Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.

- Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
March, 2010 

Take Action!

There are many ways you can take action in response to HIV/AIDS:

  • get tested for HIV
  • prevent and protect yourself from HIV
  • talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
  • provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • get involved with or host an event for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community

Info gathered from: http://www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/days/woman/#action


Grant Opportunities

National Institutes of Health

Title:COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION RESEARCH TARGETING THE MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED
Description: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with a special review issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to solicit Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers and targets medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs) as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 14, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRIALS NETWORK FOR HIV/AIDS INTERVENTIONS
Description: The primary mission of this funding opportunity will be to conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with existing research networks and individual investigators, in HIV-infected and HIV-at-risk pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults up to age 25 years. This network will have the capacity for developing and conducting selected behavioral, community-based translational, prophylactic, therapeutic, and vaccine trials.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 14, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:NICHD MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNITS NETWORK
Description: This funding opportunity invites applications from investigators willing to participate with the NICHD under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing, multi-center clinical program that is designed to investigate problems in clinical obstetrics. Issues addressed will be those specifically related to prevention of low birth weight, prematurity, and medical problems of pregnancy.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:June 1, 2010
Number of Grants Available:16
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:NUTRITION OBESITY RESEARCH CENTERS
Description: This grant is for organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity research.  The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together, on a cooperative basis, basic science and clinical investigators to enhance the effectiveness of their research related to nutrition and/or obesity.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:June 22, 2010
Number of Grants Available:5
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:MECHANISMS AND PREVENTION OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV/SIV
Description: The emphasis of this funding opportunity is for the discovery of research focused on acquiring new insights that may lead to the development of unconventional or outside-the-box approaches to vaccines and non-vaccine biomedical prevention strategies for optimizing mucosal protection against HIV/SIV.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:July 19, 2010
Number of Grants Available:8-12
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HEARING HEALTH CARE
Description: This grant is intended to support research and/or infrastructure needs leading to accessible and affordable hearing health care.  This funding opportunity seeks milestone-driven research applications exploring new or innovative adaptations of approaches designed to increase access and affordability of hearing health care.  Applications should be focused on delivering better healthcare access and outcomes and should seek solutions that are effective, affordable and deliverable to those who need them.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:October 8, 2010
Number of Grants Available:2
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:TECHNOLOGY-BASED ADHERENCE INTERVENTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSING POPULATIONS WITH HIV
Description: This funding opportunity is for research on determining the efficacy of interventions that use technological tools in order to foster adherence to HIV treatment regimens for substance abusing populations.  Such tools can include: mobile enabling technologies, Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), enhanced Medication Event Monitoring System, computer software, portable digital devices, cell phone and/or Digital Assistant Device, among others. Multidisciplinary collaboration between social scientists, medical (physician/nurse) researchers and technology experts is encouraged.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 2012
Number of Grants Available:6-9
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:THE EFFECT OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION/BIAS ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of Small Research Grant (R03) applications from organizations/institutions that propose to:(1) improve the measurement of racial /ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2011
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:HEALTH DISPARITIES IN NIDDK DISEASES
Description: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek research to understand and mitigate issues of health disparities in high priority diseases within their scope, including diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.NINR promotes and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan.
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:RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL AND HIV/AIDS
Description: Applicants for this grant should be interested in conducting research on the relationship between excessive alcohol consumption and HIV/AIDS.  Research projects can include pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
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

Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:INTEGRATED COMMUNITY SERVICE SYSTEMS
Description: The purpose of this grant is to fund a National Center for Community Based Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This National Center will work with the Division of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN) to assure that services provided at the community level are integrated and easy to use for families of children and youth with special healthcare needs. Applicants must have national experience focused on policy and programs related to the performance outcome that “youth will successfully transition from the pediatric to adult health care system”.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 5, 2010
Number of Grants Available:1
Grant is administered by the:Health Resources & Services Administration

Title:MCH RESEARCH NETWORK ON PREGNANCY-RELATED CARE
Description: The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is awarding a grant that will support the establishment and maintenance of a research network that will develop new ideas for studies, conduct surveys on knowledge and practice of providers, and disseminate findings on pregnancy-related care. Substantial MCHB scientific and/or programmatic involvement with the awardee is anticipated during the performance of the project.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 5, 2010
Number of Grants Available:1
Grant is administered by the:Health Resources & Services Administration

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Title:IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY THROUGH SIMULATION RESEACH
Description: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care predominately is a training technique that exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, or standardized patients, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions. Applications that address a variety of clinical settings are sought.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 26, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:Agency for Health Care Research & Quality

Title: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to gain practical knowledge for preventing and managing healthcare associated infections (HAIs).  Research priorities for this opportunity should include: 1) development, implementation and demonstration of the prevention and management of HAIs, along with the determination of the costs of such interventions; 2) determination of the efficacy, effectiveness, and costs of preventative interventions; 3) population-level studies on the patient risk factors, clinical presentation, sources, and disease genotypes of antibiotic-resistant organisms that can result in perceived HAIs.
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:Agency for Health Care Research & Quality

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Title:ASSERTIVE ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY TREATMENT
Description: The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families/primary caregivers in geographic areas with unmet need.  Grantees will implement evidence-based practices, specifically the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) coupled with Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), that are context specific focusing on the interaction between youth and their environments, family centered and community-based.  Families/primary caregivers are an integral part of the treatment process and their inclusion increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reintegration of the adolescents into their communities following the period of formalized treatment.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 23, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Title:DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES MENTORING PROGRAM
Description: The purpose of the DFC Mentoring Program is to provide grant funds to existing DFC grantees, so that they may serve as Mentors to newly-formed and/or developing coalitions that have never received a DFC grant. The grant will help establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:April 23, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Administration for Families and Children

Title: ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to establish and administer Assets for Independence (AFI) projects.  Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become economically self-sufficient for the long-term.  A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home, for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training.  Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching including training on money management and consumer issues.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:March 25, 2010
Number of Grants Available:65
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Families and Children (ACF)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Title:NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION CONFERENCE SUPPORT PROGRAM
Description:  This funding opportunity addresses the “Healthy People 2010” priority areas of Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions; Cancer and Diabetes; Educational and Community-Based Programs; Heart Disease and Stroke; Nutrition and Overweight; Physical Activity and Fitness; Respiratory Diseases; and Tobacco Use.  The purpose of conference support funding is to provide partial support for 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: April 2, 2010
Number of Grants Available: 20
Grant is administered by the:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:NATURAL EXPERIMENTS AND EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES TO IDENTIFY THE BEST POLICY AND SYSTEM LEVEL PRACTICES TO PREVENT DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
Description:  This funding opportunity addresses “Healthy People 2010” priority area of Diabetes and works to increase the capacity of state diabetes control programs to address the prevention of diabetes and its complications at the community level.
Link To Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: April 15, 2010
Number of Grants Available: 7
Grant is administered by the:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:EFFECTIVENESS OF EMPIRIC ANTIVIRAL TREATMENT FOR HOSPITALIZED COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA DURING THE INFLUENZA SEASON
Description:  The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide support for research to determine the effectiveness of empiric influenza antiviral therapy, in addition to empiric antibiotic therapy, for hospitalized CAP patients during the periods when influenza viruses are circulating in the community; data from all funded sites will be collected in such a way to allow for pooling of data. The recent identification in April, 2009 and subsequent global spread of the influenza virus (H1N1), makes this an ideal time to conduct such studies.
Link To Full Announcement:
  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: April 26, 2010
Number of Grants Available: 2
Grant is administered by the:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH
Description:  The goal of the career development program is to help ensure the availability of adequate numbers of highly trained scientists to address occupational health and safety and to provide new occupational health and safety scientists with appropriate mentoring. The purpose of the grant is to provide support and 75% “protected time” for an intensive, supervised career development experience in occupational health and safety research leading to research independence.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: January 8, 2011
Number of Grants Available:50
Grant is administered by the:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OTHER 

Title:PREVENTION OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV/AIDS IN HAITI
Description:  This program aims to increase the adoption of safer sexual behaviors among sexually active youths and adults in Haiti, in order to contribute to reduced incidence of HIV infections from sexual transmission by a) promoting normative change and preventive behaviors among sexually active youths and adults in the general population, particularly those engaged in Multiple Concurrent Partnerships that put them at risk for HIV infection and b) providing support for a comprehensive package of intensified preventive interventions targeting most-at-risk populations and venues with high prevalence of risky sexual behavior.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: March 22, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:US Agency for International Development