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The purpose of the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) program is to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health and life outcomes due to childhood trauma.
The innovative approaches under the ACT Program will be designed to help minority and/or disadvantaged youth, ages 5 to 15 years old at the start of the five year program, who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as to provide support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
Community and partnering organizations will reflect a wide range of partners, including university or research institutions, community/faith based organizations, public health or health care organizations, and organizations that provide mental health services. ACT projects will begin July 2016 and end June 2020.
Total for all grantees: $2,792,269
The NHELP initiative will support three grantee programs under Priority A that will aim to increase: (1) the number of health professionals and student trainees who are knowledgeable and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus; (2) the number of health professionals with enhanced knowledge and expertise in the signs and symptoms of lupus, treatment adherence, and screening; (3) the number of people who are aware of the disease and knowledgeable about its symptoms and warning signs; and (4) the number of providers that use culturally and linguistically appropriate lupus materials to disseminate information to patients and families, including educational and multi-media materials.
NHELP will support one grantee program under Priority B to develop and begin implementing an education program on clinical trials that educates and recruits minorities and/or disadvantaged populations, particularly groups underrepresented in clinical research.
NHELP will help facilitate the development of a structure for involvement, and regular engagement of, community and partnering organizations in the design and review of strategies, tools, resources, and approaches needed to carry out this initiative. Community and partnering organizations will reflect a wide range of health partners, including minority health professional associations, medical and nursing professional associations, medical and nursing schools, schools of allied health professions, and health care organizations.
Grant Period: 2016-2021
The purpose of Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) program is to improve health outcomes for minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants, ages 18-26, in
transition from jail to their communities.
The RE-LINK program aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple stakeholders within the public health system and other community support systems
working together to implement a model transition process.
RE-LINK will establish connections—in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for the populations being served—between the re-entry population
and community-based organizations that provide linkages to health care including behavioral health care services, health care coverage (including through
the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid), and other social services such as housing, adult education, and employment assistance programs.
This program begins August 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2021.