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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI) is intended to provide support for minority or disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment, and recovery services, and reduce the health consequences of opioid abuse; reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among children and adolescents; and reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level. Each application should include only one focus area.

The ECI seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness among 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.

Amount: Up to $5,000,000 is available for 16 cooperative agreements ranging from $300,000 to $350,000 each.

Eligibility: State governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments and organizations including Tribal Epidemiology Centers; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status; private institutions of higher education; and for profit organizations, including small businesses.

Link: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=59100

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