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The Partnership Center Newsletter

December 9, 2010

Dear Partners,

It has been a busy few weeks! We are grateful for your continued leadership for healthy communities.

Thanks to all of you who joined with over 4,500 community and faith leaders to launch Let’s Move Faith and Communities last week with First Lady Michelle Obama. Make sure you check out the blog post at LetsMove.gov for highlights of the launch.  

On the call, the First Lady unveiled the Let’s Move Toolkit for Faith-based and Neighborhood Organizations to support the innovative efforts of local groups. The call also launched four exciting  challenges for Let’s Move Faith and Communities participants through 2011:

  • Walk a total of 3 million miles
  • Complete 500,000 President’s Active Lifestyle Awards (PALAs) or establish new exercise programs at congregations or organizations
  • Host 10,000 community gardens or farmers markets at congregations or community organizations
  • Host 1,000 new summer feeding program sites at congregations or neighborhood organizations.

Several faith and community leaders announced their commitments to the Let’s Move! Faith and Communities challenges! If you and your community partners decide to step up to any of these challenges, please email us at partnerships@hhs.gov or collaborate@usda.gov to let us know about your goals and ideas for putting Let’s Move! into action.

Check out the Featured Update below for details about World AIDS Day, which took place on December 1st.

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 – World AIDS Day

This week, we highlighted efforts around World AIDS Day on the White House Partnerships blog. World AIDS Day, December 1st, serves as an opportunity to come together and take action to reduce HIV infection rates, and ensure access to care, within our communities. Earlier this year, the White House released the National HIV and AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which calls on every sector, including faith and community-based organizations, to work together to create ensure that HIV infections are rare, but where they do occur, that every person has unfettered access to high quality, life extending care free from stigma and discrimination.

We look forward to partnering with many of you in the coming months to put this strategy into action! To share your efforts related to World AIDS Day, or your ideas for promoting National HIV Testing Day on June 27, please contact the HHS Partnership Center at partnerships@hhs.gov.

 

logo: Faith & Communities FIGHT FLU. THE FLU ENDS WITH U.

We are in the middle of National Influenza Vaccination Week (“Flu Vaccine Week”)! This week lifts up the importance of the annual flu shot for everyone 6 months and older. As trusted leaders and messengers, faith and community leaders play a critical role flu prevention. You can help make sure that everyone in your community knows that an annual flu shot is the best protection against the flu – and that CDC now recommends that everyone 6 months and older get an annual flu shot.  

Just in time for flu season – we created two new flu fighting resources:

  • The Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Guide for Community & Faith-based Organizations & Leaders is an accessible, easy-to-read guide written for faith and community-based leaders and organizations. The guide includes basic flu facts, everyday prevention steps, and tips to help leaders link folks to vaccination.  
  • Faith and Communities Fight Flu! is a one-page flyer that highlightsfive key community flu fighting steps. It can be posted on community announcement boards or in a weekly bulletin. We are encouraging faith-based and community leaders to post this flyer throughout the flu season.

If you are reading this and have not yet gotten your flu shot, the flu vaccine locator on Flu.gov can help you find out where you can get your flu shot in your area!

 

Grant Opportunities

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: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