Information Resources

Research in Diverse Community Contexts Peer-Reviewed Paper

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Based Review of Research Across Diverse Community Contexts: Key Characteristics, Critical Issues, and Future Directions, a peer-reviewed publication, describes diverse community review models and how community-based research review processes (CRPs) are organized with guidance to communities on how to establish a CRP. This paper is accompanied by a companion report, Community IRBs and Research Review Boards: Shaping the Future of Community-Engaged Research (17-pages, 1.8MB PDF), that includes a meeting summary and suggested resources.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Preventive Care Article

National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC)

In Adolescent and Young Adult Preventive Care: Comparing National Survey, NAHIC researchers compared rates of past-year preventive visits among adolescents and young adults across several national surveys. The study also examined survey features, including mode of administration, respondent, response rate, demographic profile, and preventive visit measure wording. The free full-text version of the article will be available until September 4, 2015.

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Health Plan Approaches to Child Injury Prevention Brief

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)

With funding from the CDC, the NIHCM Foundation and the Education Development Center have partnered to raise awareness about the number 1 killer of children and teens in the United States—injury, introduce solutions, and mobilize action to reduce injury nationwide. As a result, this brief presents the latest evidence on the prevalence and cost of unintentional injuries, and it highlights health plan injury prevention activities along with other potential interventions.

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Training and Educational Resources

Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in MCH Online Course

National MCH Workforce Development Center and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This online course (Fall Semester 2015) from the National MCH Workforce Development Center will optimize implementation skills and leadership capacity for individuals currently or formerly affiliated with an MCH Training Program. It will integrate the theory, research literature, and evidence—supported practices that promote optimal population health outcomes in MCH. Course participants will gain essential competencies for:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Systems Thinking
  • Population Change Management
  • Promotion of Access to Care for Women, Children and Families

Participants can enroll either for academic credit or a certificate of completion.

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DataSpeak on Progress on the Redesign of the National Survey of Children’s Health and the Data Resource Center Webinar

Thursday, September 10, 2015
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT


The NSCH is funded and directed by MCHB with data collection coordinated by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age with emphasis on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety. The redesigned survey will also include new and revised content on a range of topics, including items of special relevance to CYSHCN and their families. The DRC features resources that can help optimize the use of the NSCH as well as other data on child and family health. Speakers will be:

  • Dr. Reem Ghandour, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Office of Epidemiology and Research for the MCHB
  • Dr. Christina Bethell, Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Registration should be available by the end of August. To be notified first, join the DataSpeak email list!

DataSpeak is a series of online conferences that feature expert presentations on special topics related to MCH data.  The MCH Epidemiology and Statistics Program, who coordinates these DataSpeak conferences, is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking. Be alerted when registration opens, and join the DataSpeak mailing list.

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Funding Opportunities

Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center – Call for Reviewers

August 20, 2015

Nominate someone to be a part of a diverse team of experts that will review and score grant applications for projects that use creative strategies to increase coordination and collaboration among USDA-FNS Child Nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. This team of RCPNC reviewers may include representatives who work with USDA-FNS Child Nutrition programs, anti-hunger specialists, higher education faculty, and frontline personnel working with implementing agencies. They will receive training before reviews are conducted from October through November 2015.

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CDC – Prevention and Public Health 2015: Nutrition, Physical Activity

August 27, 2015

The Prevention Research Centers Program, conducted by CDC, was established by Congress in 1984 to conduct research in health promotion, disease prevention, and methods of appraising health hazards and risk factors. Congress mandated that the centers be located at academic health centers capable of providing multidisciplinary faculties with expertise in public health, relationships with professionals in other relevant fields, graduate training and demonstrated curricula in disease prevention, and a capability for residency training in public health or preventive medicine.

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RWJF – Future of Nursing Scholars 2016 Call for Proposals

September 17, 2015

The goal of the this program is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. For the 2016 cohort, the program will support up to 75 Scholars across the selected schools. Each scholar will receive $75,000 to be used over the 3 years of the program, and must be matched by $50,000 in support from the school.

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Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center – Improving Child Nutrition Program Participation

September 1, 2015 (Letter of intent)
September 30, 2015 (Application)

RCPNC at the University of Kentucky is making funding for projects that use creative strategies to increase coordination among USDA FNS and other nutrition assistance programs. The project is aimed at families with children who live in 324 persistently poor counties in 15 states. With funding, communities will improve program coordination among the nutrition assistance programs, which is expected to result in improved rates of program participation. Up to 24 grantees will receive up to $100,000. Special consideration will be given to areas with large Native American populations and Tribal districts.

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NIH – Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations in MCH

October 18, 2015 (Letter of intent)
November 18, 2015 (Application)

NICHD seeks to increase the diversity of the pool of researchers involved in health equity research related to its mission areas:

  • Preterm Birth
  • Infant Mortality
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Reproductive Health
  • Uterine Fibroid Tumors
  • Childhood, Adolescent, and/or Adult Obesity
  • Violence Prevention
  • Perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • H IV/AIDS Prevention
  • Asthma
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Pediatric Injury Prevention
  • Medical Rehabilitation

The goal of the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations To Ensure Equity (BRITE) in MCH program is to stimulate MCH equity research within institutions eligible for the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15 program.

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NIH – Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adults

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

The objective of this grant is to encourage research on screening and brief interventions to prevent and/or reduce alcohol use and alcohol-related harms among underage and young adult populations. There are 3 funding opportunities:

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