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Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

November 17, 2015

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Lactation Support Mini-Grant for Businesses – DEADLINE EXTENDED

November 12, 2015

The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a state-wide initiative to increase employer support for breastfeeding mothers.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering up to $500 to a limited number of Missouri employers to create or improve their lactation support policies and programs.

For example, funds may be used on:

  • Locks on doors
  • Privacy screens/partitions
  • Comfortable chair
  • Signs
  • Table or other flat surface to hold a breast pump

To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, the employer must submit their breastfeeding support policy which must be in compliance with the breastfeeding support requirements from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  To apply, complete the attached application and submit by December 30, 2015 to kathleen.gregory@health.mo.gov.  Please contact 573-522-2820 with any questions.

FORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

November 4, 2015

FORHP is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning) funding opportunity.  This is a one-year community-driven program targeted to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network.  Health care networks can be an effective strategy to address a broad range of challenges unique to rural communities by bringing together rural health care providers and other community organizations.  For grantees, this funding provides an opportunity to implement new and innovative approaches to adapting to a changing health care environment that may serve as a model to other rural communities to better align and coordinate local health care services.  The increasing focus on showing value in health care delivery creates incentives to develop regional systems of care that preserve local autonomy for rural communities while also ensuring access to the appropriate continuum of care for the local service population.  Previously funded projects supported efforts related to workforce retention and recruitment, behavioral health, telehealth, care coordination and health information technology.
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New Webinar Series: Guide to Successful Grant Proposals

September 25, 2015

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is pleased to present a new webinar series designed for community-based, faith-based and other organizations that want to learn the basics of creating successful federal grant applications.

October 6 at 3:30 pm EDT: Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing
This introductory webinar, for community-based organizations that want to respond to federal funding opportunity announcements, covers the basics — from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding. Register for this webinar.

October 20 at 3:30 pm EDT: Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART)objectives and how to access logic model designs. Logic model templates are provided. Register for this webinar.

November 5 at 3:30 pm EDT: Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are identified. Register for this webinar.

Visit www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov for more information about this webinar series and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.

Doctoral Student Grant Announcements

September 22, 2015

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV /AIDS Research Grant

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2015‐2016 SCHOOL YEAR‐  (Deadline: November 9, 2015)
In 1986, U. S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, completed a report on the growing AIDS epidemic.  He urged the federal government to expand age‐appropriate sexuality education for young people and to mount a publicity campaign about the importance of using condoms to prevent HIV transmission. Despite strong opposition, Dr. Koop moved forward with his widespread education plan.   In 1988, he prepared the pamphlet, Understanding AIDS, and sent it to nearly every household in the United States.  Those 107 million copies provided the U. S. population with plain‐spoken, non‐ judgmental, and much needed answers about AIDS transmission and prevention. This pamphlet represented the federal government’s first and only effort to reach every resident with information regarding a serious health issue.

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HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding

September 17, 2015

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services

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Spread the Word! 2016 NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle is Now Open!

August 19, 2015

The 2016 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open!

Eligibility is open to medical students (allopathic or osteopathic) in their final year of a U.S. accredited school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care, and are committed to working in underserved communities with limited access to care.

Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for three years of full-time service or six years of half-time service. Upon completion of residency, recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. The 2016 Students to Service application cycle closes on October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm, ET.

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