Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Grantees to Address Five Time-Sensitive Drug Issues

The program supports unexpected and time-sensitive research in five priority areas in substance use epidemiology. Applicants can propose time-sensitive research on: (1) sudden and severe emerging drug issues; (2) emerging marijuana trends; (3) prescription drug abuse; (4) medical system issues; and (5) criminal or juvenile justice opportunities relating to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service.

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Networks to Provide Legal Assistance to Seniors

The program supports networks to offer legal assistance to older Americans with economic and social need. The grantees will improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and availability of the full-range of legal assistance, from legal advice through representation to older adults.

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Caregivers to Receive Health Development Assistance

The program promotes the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral aspects of their development. Specifically, Project LAUNCH grants are designed to: build the capacities of adult caregivers of young children to promote healthy social and emotional development; prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders; and identify and address behavioral concerns before they develop into serious emotional disturbances.

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$24M to Support Services for Mentally Ill Children

The program improves mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance, and their families. States will provide mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with SED and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness , including first episode psychosis.

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States to Improve Adult Protection Services

This program supports states in enhancing their adult protective services systems, including improvements in practice, services and data collection and reporting. A main goal is to improve state ability to interface with ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (https://tinyurl.com/y9qvu99h).

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Cancer Genetics Submissions Due April 15

The program supports genetic services to better prevent and control cancer. The primary goals are to increase screening of cancer family history and the use of genetic counseling and testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Lynch Syndrome among individuals meeting recommendations for referral.

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$11.5M to Fund Congenital Defect Surveillance

program will develop population-based surveillance systems and data linkages for persons with congenital heart defects using non-research CDC cooperative agreements. NIH estimates twos million people in the United States are living with a CHD, yet little is known about their long-term outcomes. The program’s goal is to collect high-quality data to improve the public’s understanding of the epidemiology and public health significance of CHDs.

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Grantees to Replicate Pregnancy Prevention Methods

The program supports replicating teenage pregnancy reduction programs proven effective through rigorous evaluation. These projects will identify how to bring effective programs to scale and build the knowledge base on understanding what elements are important to broad program success.

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Partners to Eliminate Hepatitis B

Despite federal funding efforts, viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B) continues to be a serious threat to the health of Americans. This competition supports seven collaborative partnerships between community-based nonprofits, health departments and community health centers, to scale-up testing and care services and ultimately reach HHS’ goal to eliminate Hepatitis B.

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Studies to Focus on Environmental Exposures

The program supports research on the impact of environmental exposures impact humans at the cellular level. The objective is to improve treatment for diseases caused by environmental exposures.

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