Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. The program places special emphasis on reaching children and youth between the ages of three and 18 who are at highest risk for obesity — black, Latino, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander children, as well as children who live in under-resourced and lower-income communities.

The program has released a call for proposals for opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Rapid-response grants are expected to accelerate progress toward policy and environmental strategies to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. For maximum impact, studies should be completed in as short a time frame as realistically possible and results disseminated using methods designed to reach local, state, or national decision-makers in time to help inform key policy decisions.

Amount: $150,000

Date due: July 1, 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010

State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilitie

The purpose of this program is to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder ASD and other developmental disabilities. Grantees will implement an existing state plan to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs who have ASD and other developmental disabilities as defined by the following components: partnerships between professionals and families of children and youth with ASD, access to a culturally competent family-centered medical home which coordinates care with pediatric subspecialties and community-based services, access to adequate health insurance and financing of services, early and continuous screening for ASD and other developmental disabilities,community services organized for easy use by families, and transition to adult health care.

Amount: $300,000

Date due: June 14, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism Initiative Grants

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) Program Project Initiative provides leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary research on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: the nature, causes, consequences, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism; and in developing new topics, approaches and methodologies to pursue these areas of research.

Amount: $500,000

Date due: December 2, 2010 (Proposal); November 2, 2010 (Letter of Intent)

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Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Grants

Kaiser Permanente announces two grant opportunities:
  • Capacity-Building Grants are more appropriate for organizations that are new to the health field; are not yet able to clearly articulate how their work would improve community health; need time to develop relationships with other partners; and/or need to engage with their community to develop their implementation strategies and goals.
  • Implementation Grants represent the types of projects that are more fully conceived (and in many cases, have already been launched). Implementation Grants are more appropriate for organizations (usually collaborations of several organizations) that are ready to implement a defined plan of action, with a clear expectation of goals and outcomes.
Amount: Varies

Due Date: June 25, 2010

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