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FY 2018 Grant Awards

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Grant period: 2018-2021

The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic.

The FY 2018 Empowered Communities Initiative projects begin September 2018 and end June 2021.

Grantees City State Award
Boston Public Health Commission Boston MA $349,963
Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor ME $348,268
North Jersey AIDS Alliance (North Jersey Community Research Initiative) Newark NJ $350,000
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Portland OR $349,999
Purdue University West Lafayette IN $350,000
The Ohio State University Columbus OH $349,934
Total: $2,098,164

National Lupus Training, Outreach, and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program)

Grant Period: 2018-2020

The Lupus Program aims to eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations and disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected by lupus and improve the participation of minority populations in clinical trials.

OMH expects the National Lupus Training, Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program) will accomplish the following two goals:

  • Priority A: Develop and increase the number of public- private and community partnerships with culturally and linguistically education and participation programs to promote recruitment and enrollment
  • Priority B: Develop and increase the number of innovative and effective provider education models that improve attitudes and practices of health care providers and paraprofessionals

Lupus Program projects begin July 2018 and end June 2020.

City State Priority Funding Level
American College of Rheumatology Atlanta GA A $374,976
Northwestern University Evanston IL A $375,000
American College of Rheumatology Atlanta GA B $500,000
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Oklahoma City OK B $500,000
Total: $1,749,976
Last Modified: 10/12/2018 12:26:00 PM