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The Partnership Center Newsletter

November 1, 2010

Dear Partners,

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled a major update to HealthCare.gov, a one-stop-shop for consumers seeking information about health care and the Affordable Care Act. The insurance finder now features pricing and detailed benefit information for private insurance plans for individuals and families. The finder also provides enhanced information about public health resources. This is the first time information like this has been available in one place.

Consumers can compare monthly premium estimates, annual deductibles, maximum out-of-pocket limits, categories of covered services, and other important information to determine what plan is best for them. In addition, information for employers on small group benefits and premiums will be coming soon.

As always on HealthCare.gov, you can also find information that focuses on seniors, families with children, people with disabilities, young adults, employers, and others. The Partnership Center will host a virtual tour of HealthCare.gov next month for faith- and community-based organizations. Check out the next newsletter for details!

In this issue, our Featured Update focuses on the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, which provides children and youth of incarcerated parents with caring adult mentors.

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.

  

In This Issue:

Featured Update
Grants

HRSA

NIH

  
  
 

Sincerely,

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

 

 

Featured Update – Mentoring Children of Prisoners

More than two million children and youth in the United States have at least one parent in a federal or state correctional facility. The Mentoring Children of Prisoners program is a community-based mentoring initiative that awards grants to faith-based and community organizations that match children and youth ages 4-18 with a supportive, adult volunteer mentor. Mentors must be screened and trained, and committed to spending at least one hour per week with their assigned child for at least one year.

Earlier this fall, the Family and Youth Services Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded $36 million to organizations across the country to establish and expand mentoring programs. Grant awards are made on a competitive basis, with funding for each one-year budget period determined annually. Click here for a list of grantees.

Mentoring programs can help young people, including those with an incarcerated parent, improve their academic performance and relationships, and reduce the likelihood that they will engage in risky behaviors like initiating violence and use drugs and alcohol. A positive relationship with a mentor also provides a young person with a stable environment that can promote strong families and healthy values. Visit the Family and Youth Services Bureau site here to find a Mentoring Children of Prisoners program in your community. To become a mentor or find a mentor for a young person, click here.

 

Grant Opportunities

Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:Health Center New Access Points Funded Under the Affordable Care Act
Description: The purpose of the New Access Points opportunity is to establish health service delivery sites to improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: November 17, 2010
Number of Grants Available:350
Grant is administered by the:
Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for School-Based Health Centers Capital (SBHCC) Program

Description: It is expected that the proposed projects will support the SBHC(School-Based Health Centers) in providing more effective, efficient, and quality health care. In order to be eligible for the funding preference, applicants must certify that the SBHC site(s) serves a large population of children eligible for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (the Act) or under a waiver of such plan or children eligible for child health assistance under the State child health plan.

Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT  
Last Day to Apply: December 1, 2010
Number of Grants Available:200
Grant is administered by the:
Health Resources & Services Administration

Title:Public Education Efforts to Increase Solid Organ Donation

Description: The purpose of this program is to support the implementation of public education and outreach programs that show promise of increasing organ donation. Specifically, this program supports the replication of strategies that have been identified through the research grant program of the Division of Transplantation as effective in increasing donation or strategies identified in the public health literature as being effective in modifying health behavior.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: December 1, 2010
Number of Grants Available:5
Grant is administered by the:
Health Resources and Services Administration

Title:Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ and Tissue Donation
Description: The goal of the grant program is to assist eligible entities in the evaluation of, or the implementation and evaluation of, highly promising strategies and approaches that can serve as model interventions for increasing solid organ donation. Projects may focus on community education and outreach initiatives or hospital based efforts focused on family consent for donation when a death has occurred.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: December 14, 2010
Number of Grants Available:4
Grant is administered by the:
Health Resources and Services Administration

 

National Institutes of Health

Title:Reinvigorating HIV Prevention for Men who have Sex with Men

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), encourages research applications to develop and test new HIV prevention interventions, which, if implemented to scale, would help to curb the spread of HIV infection, reduce HIV-associated morbidity and mortality, and reduce health disparities in HIV rates among the most at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM).

Link to Full Announcement:R21, R01
Last Day to Apply: January 04, 2011
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
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:Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide a rapid funding mechanism for research on the post-impact of disasters, in order to permit access to a disaster area in the immediate aftermath of the event.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT, 2
Last Day to Apply:April 22, 2012
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:Research on Teen Dating Violence
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigator-initiated research grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to conduct behavioral and/or biomedical research aimed at better understanding the etiologies and precursors for, reducing risk for, and incidence of, teen dating violence (TDV). Research is also sought that examines the linkages and gaps among perceptions of appropriate responses to teen dating violence from service providers, the criminal justice system, teens themselves, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.
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: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