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FY 2016 Grants Awards

Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program

Grant Period: 2016-2019

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 2019.

Grantees City State Funding Level
Children’s Hospital Medical Center Exit Disclaimer Cincinnati OH $393,900
Children’s Institute, Inc. Exit Disclaimer Los Angeles CA $400,000
Clayton County Juvenile Justice Fund, Inc. Jonesboro GA $400,000
Memorial Hospital of South Bend South Bend IN $398,801
South Bay Community Services Chula Vista CA $400,000
The Village for Families & Children Exit Disclaimer Hartford CT $399,568
Valle del Sol, Inc. Exit Disclaimer Phoenix AZ $400,000

Total for all grantees: $2,792,269

National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP)

Grant Period: 2016-2017
The purpose of the National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP) is to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected by this disease under two priority initiatives:

  • Priority A: to conduct a national health education program on lupus to increase and improve awareness, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes for individuals living with lupus;
  • 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.
Priority A Grantees City State Funding Level
American College of Rheumatology Exit Disclaimer Atlanta GA $335,000
Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education Washington DC $329,946
National Alliance for Hispanic Health Washington DC $334,905
Total: $999,851
Priority B Grantee City State Funding Level
Lupus Foundation of America Exit Disclaimer  Exit Disclaimer Washington DC $997,962
Total for all grantees: $1,997,813

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.

This program begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017.

Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program

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.

Grantees City State Funding Level
Action Wellness  Exit Disclaimer Philadelphia PA $325,000
Arbor Circle Corporation  Exit Disclaimer Grand Rapids MI $356,688
Maricopa County Special Health Care District  Exit Disclaimer Phoenix AZ $300,300
Metropolitan Charities, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer St. Petersburg FL $375,000
Northwestern University Exit Disclaimer Evanston IL $375,000
St. Louis Integrated Health Network Exit Disclaimer St. Louis MO $280,154
The Fortune Society, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer Long Island City NY $375,000
The Regents of the University of California, UC San Diego  Exit Disclaimer La Jolla CA $374,999
Total for all grantees: $2,762,141
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