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American Medical Association: Healthy Communities/Healthy America

Deadline: September 22, 2014

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation supports the efforts of physicians and other volunteers working at free clinics to provide quality, affordable health care. In 2014, capacity building funding will be awarded to clinics to implement the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) over a two-year period. The goals of the program are:

  • To increase education and awareness of prediabetes among free health clinic volunteers, staff, and patients.
  • To build the capacity clinics to identify patients at risk for diabetes and implement an evidence-based lifestyle curriculum designed to prevent diabetes.
  • To make best practices easier to implement with underinsured patients receiving care at free health clinics.

Proposals should detail how a clinic will use existing resources, including staff, volunteers, additional funding, and community partnerships to train one or more lifestyle coaches and conduct a lifestyle program for their patients using the CDC’s free curriculum materials. Strong candidates for this grant opportunity include clinics with existing community partnerships (i.e., a larger health system or university) whose resources can be utilized to leverage grant funding.

Amount: Eight grants of $10,o00 each will be made.

Eligibility: Organizations must currently have 501(c)(3) status and have held that status for at least three years at the time of application; provide essential services to patients regardless of their ability to pay; and provide at least 20 or more hours of medical care a week, defined as physicians providing direct patient care.

Link: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/healthy-communities-healthy.page?

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