The PAF serves expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families through grants to states and tribes and is managed by OAH. Research shows that supporting young fathers can have significant and positive effects on them and their children. PAF provides funds to grantees to implement programs that support expectant and parenting young mothers and fathers, providing an important opportunity to improve the wellbeing of families.
This report from the ASPE summarizes existing evidence on family intervention strategies for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness gathered through a literature review and supplemented with conversations with a small set of key informants. It also includes a summary of common elements of effective interventions and a discussion of gaps in the evidence base.
Health Policy Brief
This report includes a detailed description of methods, key focus group findings, and expert reactions the findings from a study conducted to better understand adolescents’ views on what are considered core components of the medical home and identify barriers to promoting adolescent health in relation to the medical home. Conducted by the University of California’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in collaboration with ICF International, the study sought to find out what the needs and challenges in providing adolescents with access to medical homes are.
Key strategies, program components, the payment model, and outcomes from a 2-year, $65 million SIM testing grant to transform Tennessee’s healthcare system are outlined in this profile. The SIM grant supports a patient-centered medical home program that was built off of a quality improvement initiative facilitated in partnership with the Tennessee Chapter of the AAP.
BCBSM and a coalition of stakeholders launched a series of school-based obesity prevention programs designed to help schools with different sets of needs and resources. To address the childhood obesity epidemic in Michigan, BHC, a school-based prevention program to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age, was launched. It targets children where they spend a large percentage of their time—in schools—and aligns with The Michigan Health & Wellness 4x4 Plan.
Training and Educational
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
This webinar will explore primary prevention and public health strategies to prevent neonatal abstinence syndrome, a group of problems that occur in newborns who are exposed to opiates while in utero. The CDC Public Health Grand Rounds presents expert speakers on current and emerging topics in public health.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Do you have questions about the CPH Credential and the CPH exam? The ASPPH is presenting this process webinar that will cover eligibility, exam contents and materials, exam dates and locations, and what happens after passing the exam.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
The webinar will include presentations from 3 local health departments who are addressing the opioid crisis in their community. Maria Wood from Seattle-King County and Jefferson Katchel of Snohomish Health District will discuss their pharmaceutical stewardship programs in the Pacific Northwest. Debra Buckner from Marion County Public Health Department will discuss substance use outreach services. The webinar is created by the PHF and the Bio-Defense Network.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
As part of the 2016 Webinar Series, “Expanding the Moment,” join America Walks to explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement.
August 22, 2016
The availability of FY 2016 funds to high-risk local areas to establish, enhance, and maintain rapid population-based surveillance of microcephaly and other adverse outcomes (especially CNS defects) possibly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy using an active case-finding methodology; participate in centralized pooled clinical and surveillance data projects; ensure affected infants and families are referred to services; and assess health and developmental outcomes of these children.
September 6, 2016 (Letter of intent)
October 6, 2016 (Application)
The ORWH and participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite institutional career development award applications for BIRCWH Career Development Programs. Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health, and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.
September 20, 2016 (Letter of intent)
October 20, 2016 (Application)
The objective of this FOA is to support the development of the Data Resource Center for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First), which consists of 3 components. The goal of the Data Resource Portal is to accelerate discovery of genetic etiology and shared biologic pathways within and across childhood cancers and structural birth defects by facilitating access to and querying of annotated genomic sequence and phenotypic data from cohorts of patients with these conditions. The Data Resource Portal will serve as an indispensable research resource where genomic data can be aggregated, accessed, analyzed, and shared within and across the childhood cancer and birth defects research communities as well as the broader scientific community. The Data Coordination Center will work with Kids First investigators and sequencing centers to facilitate data collection and harmonization. The Administrative and Outreach Core will oversee administrative activities, work closely with a Steering Committee, and provide outreach and education to the research community on using the Data Resource Portal.
Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks and Centers
October 17, 2016 (Letter of intent)
November 17, 2016 (Application)
Each ACE Network will consist of a multi-site project focusing on a specific topic of research for R01 support through the R01 FOA. Each ACE Network will submit one R01 application that includes sub-awards to the collaborating sites. A companion FOA invites applications for ACE Centers supported by the P50 mechanism. The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores.
November 5, 2016
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to ASD.
November 14, 2016
The purpose of this program is to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policymakers. The program is national in scope and looks at cross-cutting rural health and human services issues in order to identify trends and challenges. These activities should educate and inform rural decision makers and policy leaders, including the NACRHHS and organizations focused on improving health and human services in rural communities.