Grant Opportunities

Below is a listing of grant opportunities related to asthma management and child health.


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - RFA-HL-17-010 Data and Modeling Coordination Center for the NHLBI's Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma (PrecISE) Network (U24) (Closes 12/20/16)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to participate in the NHLBI Precision Interventions for Severe and Exacerbation Prone Asthma (PrecISE) Network. This clinical trial network will conduct sequential, adaptive, phase II/proof of concept clinical trials with precision interventions in stratified patient populations. The Network will utilize patient phenotypes and/or endotypes, predictive, and monitoring biomarkers/profiles in sequential adaptive trials to evaluate the most effective precision intervention strategies for this hard to treat patient population. PrecISE will include multiple clinical centers and a single Data, Modeling, and Coordination Center (DMCC). This FOA invites applications for the Data, Modeling, and Coordination Center (DMCC), and runs in parallel with a companion FOA (RFA-HL-17-009) that invites applications for the Cinical Centers (CC).


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - RFA-HL-17-009 Clinical Centers for the NHLBI's Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation Prone Asthma (PrecISE) Network (UG1) (Closes 12/20/16)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to participate in the NHLBI Precision Interventions for Severe and Exacerbation Prone Asthma (PrecISE) Network. This clinical trial network will conduct sequential, adaptive, phase II/proof of concept clinical trials with precision interventions in stratified patient populations. The Network will utilize patient phenotypes and/or endotypes, predictive, and monitoring biomarkers/profiles in sequential adaptive trials to evaluate the most effective precision intervention strategies for this hard to treat patient population. PrecISE will include multiple clinical centers and a single Data, Modeling, and Coordination Center (DMCC). This FOA invites applications for the Clinical Centers (CC) and runs in parallel with a companion FOA that invites applications for the DMCC.


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - RFA-AI-16-065 Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) (Closes 4/3/17)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC) program. The program will support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of these conditions and to provide a rational foundation for new, effective treatments and prevention strategies.


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PAR-15-319 Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health (R15) (Closes 7/7/17)

TheEunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to increase the diversity of the pool of researchers involved in health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation. The goal of the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations To Ensure Equity (BRITE) in maternal and child health program is to stimulate maternal and child health equity research within institutions eligible for the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15 program.

 

Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PA-14-316 Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01) (Closes 9/7/17)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate research to examine the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management. The prevalence of both asthma and obesity has significantly risen in the past few decades. Although the association between these two conditions has been found in many studies, the exact mechanisms for how this association arises are unresolved to include self-management and achieving control. Because both of these conditions have their beginnings in early life, an aspect of the association between them that requires more understanding is their common exposures in early life and transition into adulthood.Studies that investigate the molecular pathways linking asthma and obesity are encouraged as long as the studies describe how this relates to self-management. In addition, intervention studies targeting asthma or obesity and their effects on each other, and possible mechanisms of action and effect on behavior, are encouraged.


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PAR-16-413 NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) (Closes 9/7/19)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites submission of investigator-initiated Program Project (P01) applications. The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NIAID mission including the biology, pathogenesis, and host response to microbes, including HIV; the mechanisms of normal immune function system development and function; and immune dysfunction resulting in autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, allergy, asthma, and transplant rejection; and translational research to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to prevent and treat infectious, immune-mediated, and allergic diseases. Each P01 application submitted to this FOA must include at least two related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.

 

WellCare's HealthConnections Micro-Grant

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is making strides to strengthen social safety nets in communities that need it most. WellCare realizes the importance of supporting exisiting safety nets and through the HealthConnections Model, the healthcare plan aims to improve health outcomes and address member needs as well as strengthen communities. To qualify for this micro-grant, an organization must be addressing Transportation, Food Assistance or Utility Assistance with social service programming. Read the 2016 Micro-Grant Packet to learn more about the opportunity. To visit WellCare's RFP Portal to apply for grants, click here. Grant applications are accepted for a period of 30 days from June 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016.

 

The EPA’s 2016 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management – The Health Plan Perspective

Presented by AHIP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this webinar is for health insurance plans interested in learning about the EPA’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management.  Health plan award recipients speak to the benefits of being nationally recognized for delivering excellent environmental asthma management and discuss other health plan considerations, such as time commitment, leadership buy-in, challenges, and more.  A representative from the EPA will review the application process and provide clarity on FAQs.  Previous health plan awardees include Blue Cross of California, State Sponsored Business Unit, Centene Corporation, Nurtur Managed Health Services, L.A. Care, Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Optima Health, Peach State Health Plan and Priority Health.  

 

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

HTPCP is a competitive grant program that awards funds to innovative, community-based projects to improve access to health care and promote preventive health services.  Learn more about HTPCP and their grant opportunities by clicking here.

 

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