Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative.

This program seeks to reduce the impact of significant health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations by implementing evidence-based strategies. The program aims to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, and serious mental health disorders.

The Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations that include academic medical centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, or Tribal epidemiology centers, and community based organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and promising practices with the greatest potential for impact. OMH expects to fund up to 16 cooperative agreements with up to $350,000 per year for up to 3 years.

The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Full details are available on grants.gov, here.

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