Information Resources

Guide to Evidence-Based Programs for Adolescent Health

Resource Guide

This resource serves as a guide to communities and practitioners for locating effective adolescent health interventions and identifies selected “implementing tools” designed to help communities implement evidence-based programs. The resource includes a brief background on the concept of evidence-based programs, a matrix listing web-based resources with evidence-based practices, and an annotated list of each resource in the matrix.

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Training and Educational Resources

MCHB – Lessons Learned from Open Enrollment: How MCHB Grantees Are Supporting Families

Archived Webinar

Lessons Learned from Open Enrollment: How MCHB Grantees Are Supporting Families highlighted grantee experiences implementing the ACA. Speakers presented MCH population enrollment data from the first open enrollment period and shared the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network New Jersey and SHIELDS for Families’ efforts to educate and support families to access and understand the value of health insurance.

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Society for Public Health Education – Call for Annual Meeting Abstracts

April 23rd to 25th, 2015
Abstracts due September 22, 2014
Portland, OR

Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion is an opportunity to share research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community. Submit a proposal for an oral presentation, workshop, poster, think tank, and/or roundtable. Subthemes:

  • Systems, Policies, Research, and Practices: Current Trends and Future of Health Education
  • Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Health Needs of Future Generations
  • Advancing Health Education through Technology and Innovations
  • Disparities and Inequity: Health Education and Promotion for Social Justice
  • Culture, Diversity, and Health: Local and Global Perspectives
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Training and Educational Resources – Webinars

Healthy People 2020 – Leading Health Indicators: Environmental Quality

September 18, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern

Learn how one organization is improving air quality in its community and hear about resources available to help address this issue in yours. The quality of the environment directly affects a person’s health status and plays a major role in quality of life and years of healthy life lived. Safe air, land, and water are fundamental to a healthy community environment.

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Patient Centered Primary Care Institute – Enhancing Adolescent Well-Visits

September 23, 2014
8:00am to 9:00am Eastern

Get an overview of the key component of adolescent well visits, strategies for getting adolescents in for well visits, and strategies for providing quality well-visit care. While generally characterized by good health, adolescence is a key transition period in the life course that requires a unique set of health care services. A critical factor to achieve this goal is to ensure that adolescents access and obtain meaningful well-visits.

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Brookings Institution – MEDTalk: Pediatric Asthma and Transforming Care for the Most Vulnerable

September 24, 2014
10:30am to 12:00pm Eastern

The Merkin Series on Innovations in Care Delivery helps clinicians and policymakers understand how delivery reform occurs. The Community Asthma Initiative, an enhanced pediatric asthma intervention, and their efforts in sustainability will be highlighted in this case. Seven brief talks will cover how to deliver pediatric care while tackling factors that drive suboptimal care, improving quality of life, and reducing costs. Experiences from patients, payers, policymakers, and clinical leadership are included as well as strategies and the available funding to encourage asthma innovations.

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Funding Opportunities

HRSA – Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

October 14, 2014

HTPCP promotes access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employs preventive health strategies through innovative community driven programs. Grants:

  1. Support the development of community-based initiatives that plan and implement innovative and cost-effective approaches to promote community-identified preventive child health and developmental objectives for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services;
  2. Foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses, and families;
  3. Involve pediatricians and other pediatric primary care providers in community-based service programs; and
  4. Build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, including State Title V and Medicaid and CHIP programs, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs.
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HRSA – MIECHV Program Competitive Grants

October 17, 2014

The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Competitive Grants provide funds to states and territories that progress towards implementing a high-quality home visiting program as part of an early childhood system and are ready to scale up to address unmet needs. Grantees will provide ongoing support to home visiting programs and expand them for higher enrollment and retention.

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HRSA – MIECHV Formula Grant Program

November 3, 2014

Continue the delivery of voluntary early childhood home visiting program services in response to a statewide needs assessment under the MIECHV program, undertaken as part of the shared commitment of the HRSA and the ACF. It is designed to:

  1. Strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act;
  2. Improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and
  3. Identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.

The statute reserves the majority of funding for the delivery of services through use of one or more evidence-based home visiting service delivery models.

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HRSA – Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement

November 3, 2014

This cooperative agreement supports an organization focusing on MCH to improve public health programs and the delivery of MCH services and assure alignment with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. The awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH programs to improve the health of all mothers and children by assisting in developing, implementing, and sustaining public health programs and a comprehensive system of care for the delivery of MCH services. The awardee will support state programs related to outreach and enrollment, tracking improvements from coverage to care to systems, and developing an early warning system for ACA-related issues in MCH.

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NIH – PPTC Coordinating Center

October 13, 2014 (Letter of intent)
November 13, 2014 (Application)

The Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) initiative will consist of testing Research Programs and the PPTC Coordinating Center. It will address key challenges associated with the development of new therapies for children with cancer by developing reliable preclinical testing data for pediatric drug candidates that can be used to inform new agent prioritization decisions. The PPTC Coordinating Center will be responsible for integrating the activities of the individual PPTC Research Programs to create a functional consortium for pediatric preclinical testing. It will provide administrative coordination and infrastructure, data management and statistical support, as well as Consortium scientific coordination.

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NIH – PPTC Research Programs

October 13, 2014 (Letter of intent)
November 13, 2014 (Application)

PPTC Research Programs will do in vivo and in vitro testing of the activity of pediatric anticancer drug candidates. The PPTC is to develop a rigorous preclinical testing system for them and generate reliable data that can be used to inform new agent prioritization decisions. Drug testing Research Programs focused on specific tumor types that are particularly relevant to pediatric oncology should propose one testing Research Program type per application.

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NIH – Bladder Health Clinical Centers and Data Coordinating Center

October 20, 2014 (Letter of intent)
November 20, 2014 (Application)

The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium will be established that will plan, perform and analyze the research studies necessary to establish the scientific basis for future prevention intervention studies for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and conditions in women. The consortium will develop the evidence base for normal or healthy bladder function and identify risk factors for conditions associated with LUTS. It will focus on a broad age range to set the stage for future research in prevention of LUTS and related conditions. Available funding:

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Academy Health – Population Health Scholarship Program

October 31, 2014

Sponsored by The Kresge Foundation, the Population Health Scholarship Program brings emerging community health leaders to Washington, D.C. for a policy bootcamp, where they will:

  • Attend and participate in the 2015 National Health Policy Conference;
  • Meet with policymakers and community health stakeholders; and
  • Network with key advisors from AcademyHealth's Translation and Dissemination Institute and the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy.

Ten scholars will receive a travel stipend and complimentary registration for the National Health Policy Conference and participate in activities based on their health policy interests.

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NIH – Assessment and Improvement Tools  for Neurologic Outcomes in Perinatal Medicine

November 17, 2014 (Letter of intent)
December 17, 2014 (Application)

The goal of this initiative is to develop tools and technology for diagnosis, intervention and improvement of outcomes for pregnancies and infants with known neurologic disease or infants at high risk for neurologic complications. Available funding:

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NIH – Understanding Infancy and Early Childhood Factors That Influence Obesity

February 5, 2015

Institutions/organizations should propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood that may increase or mitigate risk for weight gain and fill risk for development of obesity in children research gaps. Studies should propose research in young children and may also assess factors relevant to families of them.

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William T. Grant Foundation – Distinguished Fellows Grant

January 6, 2015

The Distinguished Fellows Grant awards up to $175,000 for a fellowship for mid-career policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are influential in their role and able to affect attitudes and practices of others working in similar roles and settings. The Grant supports researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, or policymakers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings.

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NIH – Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care

March 5, 2015 (R01)
March 16, 2015 (R21, R03)

A wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units related to:

  • The epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm;
  • Assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and
  • Intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors is encouraged.

Available funding:

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