Mini Grant RFA 2017

Due to State of Emergency several HBCUs have been impacted by natural disasters.  As a result, the HBCU-Center for Excellence has extended the deadline for sub-award application submissions by one week i.e. instead of 9/21 deadline extend by one week to 9/28.  Please adhere to all other reporting guidelines and time lines.

If you have questions call 1-866-988-4228 or email Program Manager, Dollmesha Greene – dgreene@msm.edu

On behalf of the HBCU-Center for Excellence we are pleased to announce that Morehouse School of Medicine has received a Notice of Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to continue as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health Workforce Capacity Expansion Sub-Award Program.

The purpose of this program is to promote opportunities for HBCU institutions to foster behavioral health careers through internships; to expand knowledge of culturally appropriate, evidence-based and emerging best practices; to expand screening and referral services for students at risk for behavioral health disorders; and to support educational activities around behavioral health and prevention strategies. HBCUs on the “White House Initiative” list are eligible to apply for the Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Sub-Award (Mini-Grant). We look forward to working with all accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote student behavioral health, workforce development and student retention. Again, attached is the Request for Application (RFA) 2017-2018.

All HBCUs eligible to apply for the Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Mini-Grant Program are invited to participate in Technical Assistance Webinar. The goal of the webinar is to review criteria for completing the RFA.

The sub-award/mini-grant submission deadline is September 28st 2017 (5pm).

For questions please contact Dollmesha Greene, HBCU-CFE Program Manager at dgreene@msm.edu or call toll-free 1-866-988-4228.

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RFA Technical Assistance webinars are currently over

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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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September is Suicide Prevention Month, and today marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week 2016, with World Suicide Prevention Day, Saturday, September 10th

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