Tag: health

New Funding Opportunity

As a myriad of health risks are associated with sugary drink consumption, strategies to help young children build healthy beverage habits need to be implemented in all of the places they spend time. Crucial to this effort is a strong body of evidence that shows the best approaches and policies to help families make healthy drink choices. Healthy Eating Research, an RWJF national research… Read more »

New funding opportunity

Communities across the country are reshaping their neighborhoods, schools, and businesses toward health, opportunity, and equity. Each of these trailblazing communities—urban, rural, tribal, large, and small—face a myriad of challenges, but show us what a Culture of Health can look like.   The RWJF Culture of Health Prize celebrates communities like these that are making health a priority for all—especially for those facing the… Read more »

Registration Now Open: Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony September 13, 2018 5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking Reception 6:00 – 7:30 PM Award Ceremony This ceremony is held annually to recognize leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. The 2018 award ceremony will take place during the 11th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week,… Read more »

NEW! CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) – Applications for Funding DUE July 16, 2018

CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This five-year program will provide funding to communities to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity). The tools to… Read more »

Kaiser Permanente Investing $200 Million to Address Housing Instability, Improve Health

Every day, more than 550,000 people in the United States are affected by housing instability and homelessness. Recognizing the impact housing status has on health, Kaiser Permanente announced an impact investment of $200 million and is teaming up with mayors and CEOs nationwide to reduce homelessness and housing instability. The health system’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and… Read more »

New funding opportunity

Access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages is essential to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. As advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers create policies and programs to promote the well-being of children, it is important to provide them with a body of evidence that shows the best approaches and strategies to improve children’s nutrition habits, dietary intake, and weight status.     … Read more »

Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips Updated Guide Helps Improve Safety in Primary Care Settings http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-1.aspx#A   CDC, Emory University Launch National Directory of PrEP Health Service Providers http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-1.aspx#B     Public Funding Opportunities   Advancing HIV Therapeutic Vaccine Science (U01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-AI-18-015 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-1.aspx#C   Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-CA-18-026 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-1.aspx#D SBIR… Read more »

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips   Diversity Can Lead to More Engaged Board Members http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#A   DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#B     Public Funding Opportunities   2018 Small Grants Program http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#C   Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-699 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#D Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R21 Clinical… Read more »

Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips   Nonprofit Reporting Platform Could Save Sector $1.2 Billion http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#A   Succession Works Better When Founder Has Continuing Role http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#B   Support for Arts Substantial Yet Shrinking Priority for Foundations http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#C     Public Funding Opportunities   Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial… Read more »

Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips   Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $14.7 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#A   Study Finds Donors Pay Little Attention to Overhead Costs http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#B   U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $43.6 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#C     Public Funding Opportunities   Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DK-17-023 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#D Development… Read more »

New funding opportunity: Policy Fellow and Peer Policy Fellow Grants

Harold Amos was the first African-American to chair a department at Harvard Medical School. Honor his legacy and create yours. The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program believes the health care landscape requires diverse leadership. The program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications are now open for the 2018 cohort of… Read more »

UT Health San Antonio Receives $25 Million for Cancer Center

UT Health San Antonio has announced a $25 million gift from Lowry and Peggy Mays in support of the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center. Awarded through the Mays Family Foundation, the gift includes support for an endowment for a director’s position and up to ten new endowed faculty chairs. The gift also will establish the Mays Cancer Center Excellence Endowment, which will support… Read more »