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The Office of Minority Health awarded $8.9 million for health improvement projects in FY 2012. Recipients include national and community-based organizations, tribal epidemiology centers and institutions of higher education.
American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Program grants are intended to improve the effectiveness of efforts to eliminate health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
CHAT (Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission) grants seek to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of high risk minority youth (13-19 years old) by supporting community-based efforts to increase HIV/AIDS prevention/education efforts, testing, counseling and referrals.
HIRE (HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for the Re-Entry Population) grants seek to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals by supporting community-based efforts to ensure their successful transition from state or federal incarceration back to their communities.
Youth Empowerment Program seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth 10-18 years of age and provide them with opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement grants seek to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations.
Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative focuses on dissemination of a national lupus education program to health professionals and student trainees in targeted schools and health care systems/practices.