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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health

Deadline: November 10, 2016

The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program strives to prepare maternal and child health leaders in adolescent and young adult health within at least five core health disciplines, including medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work by providing interdisciplinary leadership training to health professionals at the graduate and postgraduate levels.
LEAH programs accomplish this aim of training the next generation of leaders in these health disciplines and improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults by:

  • Preparing trainees/fellows for leadership roles in clinical services, research, training, and organization of health services for adolescents and young adults including those with special health care needs
  • Integrating biological, developmental, mental and behavioral health, social, economic, educational, and environmental health training within a public health framework
  • Emphasizing technical assistance, continuing education, and collaboration with state and local public health agencies, education, youth development, and human service agencies and providers with a maternal and child health focus
  • Developing, enhancing, or improving evidence-based patient-centered, family-involved, culturally competent, community-based care plans and practices for adolescents and young adults.

Amount: A total of $3,065,600 is expected to be available annually to fund up to seven recipients. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $437,942 per year.

Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning. An “institution of higher learning” is defined as any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education, and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288717

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