Information Resources

Incarceration and Public Health


Incarceration and Public Health is the theme of the latest Health Generations (published by the University of Minnesota Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health). Articles cover topics such as:

  • Health status of incarcerated people in the U.S.
  • U.S. and Minnesota legislation
  • Prison-based health-care and intervention programs for pregnant and parenting women
  • Methods for conducting research in a prison setting

Read the Healthy Generations Winter Issue (1.2MB PDF)

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New Findings on Early Care and Education: Low-Income Families


Four new briefs highlight child care subsidies that provide financial assistance to low-income families. The partnership found in Minnesota, 1/3 of children who received subsidies for a short time returned within 6 months, raising concerns about the impact of disruptions for children. The Maryland-Minnesota Child Care Research Partnership, who authored this publication, collects information about low-income family experiences with early care and education for their young children that can be used to improve state policies and practices.

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Family Role in Promoting Adolescent Well-Being


This summary of research on families of adolescents and family factors related to adolescent health and well-being addresses topics such as:

  • Family meals
  • Family demographics
  • Parent behaviors like exercise and smoking

This brief updates Child Trends 2006 brief on family environmental factors of adolescents.

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ACA and CYSHCN Information for Families

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets explain specific provisions of the ACA benefiting CYSHCN in plain language.

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Training and Educational Resources

Addressing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Implementation Webinar

Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:00am to 12:00pm EST

The challenges and rewards of a HRSA-funded project to transform clinical practice into an interprofessional model will be presented by Dr. Fran Vlasses and Dr. Aaron Michelfelder . The objectives of the webinar are:

  • Understand the University of Chicago Loyola.
  • Outline tips for managing challenges, human resources, and system dynamics during implementation.
  • Consider opportunities to apply the model at other institutions and using partnerships for success.
  • Showcase how National Center resources can be used to support IPECP transformation.
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ASPPH Annual Meeting

March 22 to 25, 2015
Arlington, VA

The 2015 Annual Meeting, Framing the Future: A New Paradigm for Academic Public Health, stimulates innovative thinking and sharing of perspectives for deans, program directors, department chairs, faculty, staff, administrators, and students from CEPH-accredited schools, public health programs, and partners.
Speakers include:

  • Gwen Iffil, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and managing editor for PBS Newshour
  • Dr. John Finnegan, Jr., ASPPH Board Chair and Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Dr. Katherine Lyon Daniel, Associate Director of Communication, CDC
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Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coordination Webinar Series

March to May 2015

This 3-part webinar series will provide a practical overview of the care coordination framework, function, and benefits for children and families across multiple care systems. It is for MCH professionals, pediatric clinicians, patient and family advocates, Title V agency representatives, and MCHB grantees.

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Funding Opportunities

HRSA – MCH Public Health Catalyst Program

March 13, 2015

The purpose of the program is to provide:

  1. An increased focus on fundamental MCH content and competencies within schools of public health where no concentration currently exists
  2. MCH content exposure to an increased number of public health students, introducing students to careers in the MCH field

Grantees will recruit graduate students who are from underrepresented backgrounds who are also underrepresented in the MCH field.

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HRSA – MCH Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies

March 16, 2015

The program supports secondary data analysis research focused on generating new evidence to address the needs of underserved populations for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, or for whom disparities in and limited access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for ASD and other developmental disabilities exist. Applicants are encouraged to propose research studies that address the unique needs of underserved populations and address the unique barriers for underserved populations.

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HRSA – Centers of Excellence in MCH

March 18, 2015

Training graduate and post-graduate public health professionals in an interdisciplinary MCH setting, the program supports MCHB’s mission to provide national leadership and to work, in partnership with states, communities, public-private partners, and families to strengthen the MCH infrastructure, and build the knowledge and human resources in order to assure continued improvement in the health, safety, and well-being of the MCH population.

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HRSA – Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center

March 20, 2015

This initiative will provide funds for a FICDRC to improve and strengthen state and local capacity to perform complete and accurate fetal and child death reviews including an estimated 1,200 CDR and 159 FIMR programs.

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HRSA – MCH Education in Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

March 23, 2015

The PPC program improves the health status of infants, children, and youth with chronic respiratory conditions by:

  1. Providing interdisciplinary leadership training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in 5 core disciplines of pediatric pulmonary medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, and family leadership.
  2. Engaging with families as full partners to support family-centered practice, policies, and research
  3. Impacting policies and practices at the regional and national levels
  4. Supporting diverse trainees and faculty, and cultural and linguistic competence approaches, to address health disparities related to chronic respiratory conditions.
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AcademyHealth – Annual Meeting Scholarships for Students

March 6, 2015

Student scholarships will be awarded to attend meetings, including travel support, a mentor match, and a presentation opportunity. The Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Interest Group (IG) Annual Meeting will be held on June 16-17 immediately following AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Minneapolis. PHSR IG will place preference on student applicants whose research addresses one of the following themes:

  • Integration of public health and health care
  • Public health infrastructure
  • Population health

Scholarship recipients will receive $1,500 and registration for the ARM and the PHSR IG Annual Meeting.

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CDC – Stillbirth Risk Factor Pilot Project

February 20, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
March 20, 2015 (Application)

Identify modifiable maternal exposures in early pregnancy that may increase the risk for having a pregnancy affected by certain major structural birth defects. This expands the use of the infrastructure of the CBDRP birth defects research program to pilot the identification of modifiable exposures that may increase the risk of stillbirths with and without major birth defects. Quantifiable and measurable outcomes will be measured to find causes and risk factors for birth defects in order to develop prevention strategies.

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CDC – Population-Based Youth Diabetes Registry

February 27, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
March 31, 2015 (Application)

This is a 2-component solicitation:

  • Create a 5-year surveillance network of diabetes registries in racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and geographically-diverse populations. Applicants should provide population-based data on the incidence, prevalence, and temporal trends of diabetes.
  • Create a Coordinating Center to provide expertise in population-based surveillance, training, data management, quality control and analysis to the registry network.
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SAMHSA – Project LAUNCH Cooperative Agreements

March 30, 2015

This program will expand the implementation of Project LAUNCH into new communities within states and tribes that have completed a Project LAUNCH 5-year grant. This will improve early childhood systems, strengthen parenting competencies, and improve children’s developmental and behavioral outcomes in more communities. States and tribes that have implemented innovative practices and systems changes in one pilot community through an original Project LAUNCH grant will expand them.

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HRSA – Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

April 2, 2015

A research network will be developed to conduct research and publish findings that will impact clinical practice and ensure standardized care in diverse health care settings that serve children. Working with diverse demographic populations across regions to promote children’s health, the research will contribute to the pediatric health care delivery knowledgebase.

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SAMHSA – State Treatment and Dissemination Cooperative Agreements

April 2, 2015 (State Youth Treatment – Implementation)
April 6, 2015 (State Youth Treatment – Planning)

This will provide funding to improve treatment for adolescents and youth with SUD and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. It will assure access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system. Funding will be provided to states/territories/tribes to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in order to improve treatment.

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NIH – Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

April 14, 2015

The consortium will establish a national, multisite, longitudinal cohort study to examine neurodevelopmental and behavioral effects of substance use from early adolescence through the period of risk for substance use and substance use disorders. Integrated components may be linked:

  • Research Project Sites
  • Central Data Analysis and Informatics Center
  • Coordinating Center

Unlinked applications will also be accepted, and if selected for funding, will be linked to other applications to form a consortium after review.

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CDC – Building the Evidence for Violence Prevention

May 4, 2015

YVPCs advance the science and practice of youth violence prevention and to reduce youth violence in one or more geographically defined, high-burden communities by implementing and evaluating a community- or policy-level prevention strategy or combination of such strategies. A YVPC supported under this announcement must include:

  1. Administrative infrastructure to support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination activities; to foster necessary local collaborations to achieve research and program goals; and to work with other funded YVPCs as part of the Youth Violence Prevention Center Network;
  2. Integrated implementation and evaluation activities of a community- or policy-level approach to preventing youth violence in a high-burden community or set of communities.
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