Information Resources

Integrating Mental Health Services into the Pediatric Medical Home


A model of integrating early childhood mental health programs into the pediatric medical home was created in Massachusetts in 2009. It was based on a partnership between a family partner and mental health clinician dedicated to early childhood mental health. BPHC, with funding from SAMHSA, has compiled tools and guidance into a toolkit for providers who may not have the capacity to employ these clinicians.

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Improving MCH Programs and Policies So All Children Thrive 


The Family Voices IMPACT Project helps anyone interested in how to promote health and wellness at the individual, family, and community levels find health and wellness information they can trust, use and understand. The website is organized around Bright Futures Health Promotion Themes such as Family Support, Oral Health, and Safety and Injury Prevention.

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Monitoring Adolescents for High-Risk Behaviors 


The fall 2014 issue of the Northwest Bulletin, "Monitoring Adolescents for High-Risk Behaviors" is the 2nd issue of a 2-part series focused on monitoring health and development. It includes features on defining “adolescent;” a statewide effort to increase substance abuse and depression screening; working conditions for adolescents; and the latest on eating disorders.

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Training and Educational Resources

The Developmental Approach to Health Inequality Webinar

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

This webinar, part of the LCRN series on Life Course Health Development Research: Past, Present and Future, features Gabriella Conti, a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London, Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities and the behavioral and biological pathways through which early life conditions affect health throughout the lifecourse.

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AcademyHealth Interest Group Meetings Call for Abstracts

Proposals due: January 29, 2015

The AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting features several meetings before and after the conference. These Interest Group meetings include behavioral health services research, child health services research, disability research, public health systems research, and others. The Call for Abstracts including papers, posters, and research panels is now open.

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Family Voices – ABCs of Quality Improvement Online Course

Applications due: December 19, 2014
Course: February to May 2015

This 6-session webinar course is for family leader-led teams of 2–6 participants to learn an effective quality improvement process and apply it to a real-life project to improve a service or support for CYSHCN and their families.

Contact Bev Baker or Ashlee Richey.

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Society for Public Health Education – 66th Annual Meeting

April 23 to 25, 2015
Portland, OR

This exciting opportunity to share research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community is themed “Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion.” Subthemes include

  • Advancing Health Education through Technology and Innovation;
  • Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Health Needs of the Future Generation;
  • Culture, Diversity, and Health: Local and Global Perspectives;
  • Disparities and Inequity: Health Education and Promotion for Social Justice; and
  • Systems, Policies, and Practices: Current Trends and Future of Health Education.
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Funding Opportunities

SHAPE America – Research Grant Program

January 5, 2015

The SHAPE America Research Council is calling for original research proposals designed to focus on issues that provide evidence-based outcomes to promote or document the value, influence, or effect of social justice and diversity in health, physical education, physical activity, dance, and sports. Grants are available for both early-career investigators ($5,000 max) and graduate students ($2,500 max).

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RWJF – Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

January 7, 2015

This RWJF national program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. This focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded.

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HRSA – Partnership for Urban MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement

January 9, 2015

Support urban MCH leaders as they work to improve public health programs and the delivery of services, and to assure optimal alignment with the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program.

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HRSA – Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program

January 9, 2015

Enhance efforts to provide follow-up services for sickle cell patients and support disease counseling, education, referrals to a medical home, and other support services.

  1. Create a national strategy to assure access to comprehensive care for sickle cell disease individuals.
  2. Increase the use of sickle cell educators.
  3. Increase care coordination, follow-up and referral to medical homes for sickle cell patients.

A regional approach will be used for the Program. It will support 1 applicant who will enter into agreements with community organizations in each region.

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West Virginia University – Graduate Research Assistantship

January 15, 2015

The WVU Department of Coaching and Teaching has an opening to fund a graduate research assistant to contribute to research investigations in adapted physical activity and health disparities within the Athletic Coaching Education Program. The 9-month term will include an average of 20 hours per week of research assistance towards eliminating obesity in individuals with disabilities in the Appalachian Region. Duties may include data collection and entry, literature review, data analysis, report writing, and engagement in other professional activities. A master’s degree in adapted education/activity, public health, exercise science, or similar degree is desirable. Starts August 15, 2015.

Contact Dr. Jason Bishop.

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SAMHSA – Statewide Family Network Program

February 2, 2015

The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with mental health challenges around the country. The Statewide Family Network program closely aligns with SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative.

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NIH – Research to Improve Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

February 5, 2015 (R01)
February 16, 2015 (R34)

This is part of a trans-NIH initiative known as Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH. Areas supported by this FOA include research to inform the generation and refinement of novel targets for substance abuse treatment and prevention interventions, modules or adjuncts to existing treatments and prevention interventions that seek to target and modulate behavioral or neurobehavioral processes in adolescents.

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CDC – Research to Evaluate the Concussion Initiative

February 24, 2015

Rigorously evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of CDC’s Heads Up concussion education and awareness materials used by youth sports organizations. Projects are to enhance understanding about which components of the CDC Heads Up campaign are most effective. Understand whether educational requirements or rule and practice changes in sports can improve the behaviors of coaches.

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HRSA – Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Expansion Grant Program

February 27, 2015

This 2nd phase of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health National Initiative should reduce the prevalence of oral disease in both pregnant women and infants through improved access to oral health care. Awardees shall define and implement evidenced-based models used to integrate quality oral health care into perinatal and infant primary health care delivery systems with statewide reach.

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American Psychological Association – Diversity Research Grant

October 1, 2015

To highlight the importance of diversity in pediatric psychology research and clinical care, SPP has established a $5,000 research grant available to members of the Society. Funds are available to conduct pediatric psychology research that features diversity-related variables. Applicants may be students, fellows or early-career faculty.

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