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Current Grants

The Office of Minority Health administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

FY 2014 Competitive Grant Awards

HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM)

The AIMM Initiative specifically addresses the unmet needs of young racial and ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM) who are between the ages of 20-29 and young minority males living with HIV/AIDS or at high risk for HIV infections. The AIMM Initiative will establish a comprehensive Integrated Center for Care and Supportive Services (ICCSS) that employs evidence-based disease management and preventive health program and supportive services to:

  • Reduce the transmission of HIV;
  • Address gaps and fragmentation of HIV/AIDS treatment;
  • Reduce HIV/AIDS stigma and barriers to culturally and linguistically appropriate care;
  • Address social determinants of health that impede treatment adherence;
  • Prevent opportunistic infections; and
  • Improve clinical outcomes of MSM and young minority males living with HIV or at high risk for HIV infections.

This program ends August 31, 2017.

HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM)

Non-Federal Grantees City State Funding Level
Beat AIDS Coalition Trust San Antonio TX $375,000
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $375,000
Louisiana Public Health Institute New Orleans LA $374,821
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. Ridgeland MS $375,000
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Long Island NY $375,000
Us Helping Us, People into Living, Inc. Washington DC $374,993

AIMM Total: $2,249,814


National Health Education Program on Lupus for Healthcare Providers (NHEPLHP)

The Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with the Office on Women’s Health and the Office of the Surgeon General, will promote lupus diagnosis and treatment through the NHEPLHP. This initiative will continue the national health education program on lupus for health care providers, with the goal of improving diagnosis for those with lupus and reducing health disparities. The program is intended to engage health care providers, educators and health professions schools in working together to improve lupus diagnosis and treatment through education. The goal of the NHEPLHP is to support the development and dissemination of a national lupus health education program to improve diagnosis and treatment for persons with lupus and to reduce health disparities in target populations. The NHEPLHP will target practicing physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals, and medical, nursing and other allied health students in training. This program ends August 31, 2015.

National Health Education Program on Lupus for Healthcare Providers (NHEPLHP)

Non-Federal Grantee           City State Funding Level
American College of Rheumatology Atlanta GA $2,000,000


Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)

The Office of Minority Health, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), is supporting Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP) to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. MYVP will support program interventions developed through adaptations, refinements and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at-risk minority male youth (ages 10-18) and integrate a problem solving approach, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) problem-solving model or the COPS Office Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment (SARA) problem-solving model. These approaches will simultaneously address public health and public safety concerns and be tailored to at-risk minority male youth. Services provided under MYVP will not be denied to any person based on race, color, national origin or gender. This program ends August 31, 2017.

Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)

Non-Federal Grantees City State Funding Level
Asian Media Access, Inc. Minneapolis MN $380,000
Chatham County Board of Commissioners Savannah GA $220,100
City of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH $345,000
City of West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL $340,000
DeKalb County Board of Health Decatur GA $357,557
Health Education Council West Sacramento CA $370,000
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc. Binghamton NY $325,536
Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County Kannapolis NC $362,668
Youth Alive Oakland CA $133,333

MYVP Total:  $2,834,194


Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI)

The purpose of the Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI) is to identify and assist minority populations, to educate them about the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) and to assist them with enrollment, completion of the application to determine their eligibility and purchase of health insurance offered through the Marketplace.  Activities will include:

  • Utilizing coalitions and partnerships to maximize outreach and education of the underserved population(s);
  • Developing and providing comprehensive information and education sessions to consumers relative to the Marketplace;
  • Disseminating Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or state-developed information that will increase awareness of the Marketplace and, where necessary, appropriately updating materials to more effectively provide culturally competent services specific to the underserved population, including translation services;
  • Assisting individuals from underserved and/or hard to reach populations and helping them apply for health insurance coverage offered through the Marketplace; and
  • Monitoring and adapting strategies to reach enrollment targets.

This program ends August 31, 2016.

Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI)

Non-Federal Grantees City State Funding Level
AltaMed Health Services Corporation Los Angeles CA $249,898
Benefits Data Trust Philadelphia PA $247,268
Bexar County Hospital District as University Health System San Antonio TX $236,394
Chicago Family Health Center, Inc. Chicago IL $250,000
The Dannon Project Birmingham AL $250,000
Gateway to Care Houston TX $250,000
Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. Miami FL $250,000
My Brother's Keeper, Inc. Ridgeland MS $250,000
National Alliance for Hispanic Health Washington DC $248,731
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Little Rock AR $250,000
Neighborcare Health Seattle WA $242,640
New Hampshire Voices for Health Concord NH $241,166
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston MA $237,816

PICCI Total:  $3,203,913


Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)

The Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II) seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority males (10-18 years) at risk for violence and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

The YEP II intends to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic partnerships in improving the health status of at-risk minority male youth by addressing youth violence and the resolution of conflicts in a nonviolent manner, low educational attainment, school suspensions and dropout, refusal skills with respect to reduction in substance abuse, counseling and behavioral health, and cultural beliefs associated with sexual risk behavior among males, and enhancing the community’s capacity to facilitate and sustain mentoring support services for at-risk minority male youth. The initiative will support an evidence-based program aimed at improving the expected life outcomes for at-risk minority male youth.  This program ends August 31, 2017.

Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)

Non-Federal Grantees City State Funding Level
Centro de Salud de la Comunidad de San Ysidro, Inc. San Ysidro CA $450,000
Friends First, Inc. Littleton CO $500,000
Louisiana State University and A&M College Baton Rouge LA $499,953
Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy Boston MA $449,703
Self Enhancement, Inc. Portland OR $499,649
Southcoast Hospitals Group New Bedford MA $496,209
Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. Brooklyn NY $500,000
Switchboard of Miami Inc. Miami FL $500,000

YEP II Total: $3,895,514  

Last Modified: 10/23/2014 12:33:00 PM