July 2017 Behavioral Health Opportunity

Office of Minority Health
Behavioral Health Grant Opportunity
HBCU or HSI Research Grants – Applications are due by July 10, 2017.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced two grant funding opportunities accessible on Grants.gov. One for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the other is for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in conducting health services and health disparities research.

As part of its Equity Plan, CMS OMH is working to develop and disseminate promising approaches to reduce health disparities. The purpose of these grants is to support researchers in implementing health service activities for systems level (e.g. health plans, hospitals, health systems) research that explores solutions prevalent in cardiovascular health, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or kidney disease among minority populations.

For more information on the HBCU or HSI research grants click the link(s):

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (CMS-1I0-17-001) This grant program seeks to: 1) support researchers at HBCUs to pursue topics that impact Black and African American populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS’s minority beneficiaries.

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)(CMS-1H0-17-001) This grant program seeks to: 1) support researchers at HSIs to pursue topics that impact Hispanic and Latino populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS’ minority beneficiaries.

The funding period is for two years and the amount of each grant is $$325,000.

Applications are due by July 10, 2017.

To qualify for the grant, academic institutions/organizations must meet the program requirements available here. For more information about the Minority Research Grant Program, please contact HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov.

Suicide Prevention Is Everyone’s Business!

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Here are a few ways to get started for the week:

 

  • Post the 2016 Suicide Prevention Week graphic as your profile picture
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  • Learn the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide
  • Participate in a Suicide Awareness Walk
  • Make a donation to an organization who is making a difference in your community
  • Host a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event
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September is Suicide Prevention Month, and today marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week 2016, with World Suicide Prevention Day, Saturday, September 10th

There are many ways to take part!

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