PRIVATE FOA: American Heart Association Hypertension Control Grants

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SOURCE: American Heart Association (AHA) SouthWest Affiliate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/3/15 at 4 pm CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum amount for an individual grant is $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit healthcare entities in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
PURPOSE: There are 80 million adults (1 in 3 Americans) living with high blood pressure. Despite improved access to care, effective therapies, and proven lifestyle interventions, achieving success in hypertension control remains an increasing challenge. Nearly 46 percent (36.7 million) of adults with high blood pressure are not controlled to goal. In November 2013, the AHA, American College of Cardiology and Centers for Disease Control jointly published a new science advisory that urged doctors, other healthcare providers and hospitals to collaborate on programs that help patients control high blood pressure.
AHA set forth an aggressive goal to move 13.6 million Americans to control their high blood pressure by 2020. The Board of Directors for the SouthWest Affiliate has made hypertension control a priority and is demonstrating its commitment by making $500,000 available in funding.
This RFP [Request for proposals] serves as a catalyst for institutions to make hypertension a priority by adopting guidelines and a team-base care approach to improve performance measures around hypertension management. The target goal for this request for proposal is for the healthcare systems to drive a minimum hypertension control rate of 70 percent and the healthcare system which achieves the highest control rate will receive an additional $10,000 bonus award.
CONTACT: Brion Oaks, (512) 338-2478, email: brion.oaks@heart.org.

Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CheckChangeControl for the on-line application.
From American Heart Association SouthWest Affiliate email, 10/21/15icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, medical research

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Supporting the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the implementation and expansion of Blood Safety activities in the Republic of Zambia under the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

CDC-RFA-GH16-1709
Supporting the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the implementation and expansion of Blood Safety activities in the Republic of Zambia under the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Department of Health and Human ServicesSHARMAINE-Byrne-Mwenda-blood-donor-donation-ZNBTS-Joseph-Mulenga
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FOA Summary

The purpose of this FOA is to support the Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the provision of safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to health facilities in Zambia. This support will cover a one year period as the institution transitions to full host government support. In particular, the funding will support activities to improve blood donations from repeat, regular voluntary non-remunerated donors (VNRD); to ensure safety through a centralized testing system by the Zambia National Blood Transfusion Services; and to promote appropriate use of blood and blood components. It will also link with other HIV prevention activities through integration of prevention education in youth and adult donor recruitment and in notification of donor test results with appropriate referral to care and treatment services. The NBTS will also support, coordinate and guide the activities of all other partners involved in mobilization and retention of volunteer blood donors.
The ZNBTS will work in collaboration with the HHS/CDC Zambia office and the Zambian MOH, to achieve program outcomes. All activities implemented under this program should follow national policies and guidelines for the delivery of Blood Safety interventions. The recipient will work in collaboration with the Zambian MOH, the U.S. Government in-country Emergency Plan team, and the HHS/CDC Zambia office to improve the breadth, scale, and quality of the Blood Safety program (including mobilization of low-risk, voluntary non-remuneratedblood donors, blood collection, transport through the cold chain, testing for transfusion transmissible infections (HIV, HBV, HCV, syphilis) at quality assured laboratories, establishment of national quality system, including guidelines, standard operating procedures, accurate records, monitoring and evaluation, distribution of blood and blood products to the health facilities, coordinate and monitor the appropriate clinical use of blood and outcomes of transfusion (hemovigilance) and the establishment of a comprehensive quality system covering the entire transfusion process, from donor recruitment to the follow-up of recipients of transfusion).
The emphasis is to have quality systems in place while at the same time implementing evidence based strategies and improving on program management and evaluation (M&E). Since children below five years and women of reproductive age receive approximately two thirds of the national blood collections, the preparation of pediatric blood packs will be a significant component of blood safety activities.
In addition to program implementation, ZNBTS should continue to develop methods to create and build the capacity of its own and other organizations responsible for blood safety and transfusion services.
The ZNBTS will seek to obtain final government commitment for its own support and recognition as a separate unit with an adequate budget, necessary legislation/regulation, management team, and the formation of an organization with responsibility and authority for the ZNBTS. Additionally, the ZNBTS will foster development and implementation of a budgeting and finance system to ensure a sustainable blood program through cost recovery and/or annual budget allocation.
The ZNBTS must promote sustainability with continued, high-quality and evidence based interventions through local and indigenous organizations in collaboration with the Zambian MOH. In particular it should build the local indigenous capacity to be able to carry out various blood safety related interventions. NBTS will demonstrate increased financial support of blood transfusion services and this should be evident though increased donor mobilization, continued staff training and improved high-quality testing and processing of blood.
The ZNBTS will work with other Emergency Plan partners if necessary to evaluate and explore donor recruitment and cost effective strategies.
To avoid the overdependence on a sole donor, the recipient will be expected to diversify the funding base by applying and managing additional grants from other international development and funding agencies.
The overall outcome is to increase the supply of safe blood for transfusion to sufficient levels in the next one year to prevent biomedical transmission of HIV (and other transfusion transmissible infections [TTIs]).

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH16-1709
Funding Opportunity Title: Supporting the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the implementation and expansion of Blood Safety activities in the Republic of Zambia under the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 93.067 — Global AIDS
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Oct 26, 2015
Creation Date: Oct 26, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 26, 2015  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 26, 2015  
Archive Date: Jan 25, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $1,353,644
Award Floor: $0

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service (ZNBTS)

Additional Information

Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: To ensure adequacy and equitable access to cost effective and affordable safe blood and blood products throughout the country, in accordance with the set goals, objectives and targets, CDC intends through this FOA to provide funding support to the Government mandated institution to collect, screen, and distribute blood and blood products to health facilities; with the ultimate goals of reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Link to Additional Information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279838
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Technical Information Management Section Department of Health and Human Services CDC Procurement and Grants Office 2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14 Atlanta, GA 30341 Telephone: 770-488-2700
pgotim@cdc.gov

For more grant funding opportunities like this one please see:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279839

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279840

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279841

Emerging Infections Sentinel Networks (EISN) Research

infectious disease

RFA-CK-16-001

Emerging Infections Sentinel Networks (EISN) Research
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1. Background and Purpose
In its 1994 monograph, “Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease Threats — A Prevention Strategy for the United States”, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called for the establishment of provider-based Emerging Infections Sentinel Networks (EISNs) to study conditions that are not covered by health department surveillance and are more likely to be seen by specific kinds of health providers. Therefore, three provider-based networks have been established through CDC’s EISN cooperative agreement program:

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Emerging Infections Network (EIN); An emergency department-based infectious diseases network (Emergency ID Net) of academically-affiliated emergency departments for research on emerging infectious diseases; and The Global Surveillance Network (GeoSentinel) of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and CDC. The Emerging Infections Sentinel Network (EISN) program assists awardees in operating provider-based sentinel networks. These networks will contribute to surveillance for emerging infectious diseases, including those caused by drug-resistant, foodborne or waterborne microorganisms, and vaccine-preventable or potentially vaccine-preventable diseases, and will enhance information exchange.

The purpose of this FOA is to provide a funding mechanism for EISN research activities, specifically within a national network of geographically-distributed emergency departments (EDs) in the United States. Healthy People 2020 and other National Strategic Priorities These networks address Healthy People 2020 focus areas and/or CDC Winnable Battles and strategic priorities including: a) access to health services, b) global health, c) health communication and health information technology, d) healthcare-associated infections, e) immunization and infectious diseases, f) preparedness, and g) surveillance.

Objectives/Outcomes
EISN Research Objectives: Research objectives for the provider-based sentinel networks include investigations of various emerging infections and implementation of studies to examine risk factors, determine practice guidelines, and evaluate
outcomes. This FOA specifically aims to support the collection of infectious disease (ID) data from academically-affiliated emergency departments. Emergency departments are considered an invaluable source of ID data for several reasons. EDs treat large numbers of persons, persons with acute and severe disease, persons with clinical syndromes, persons with community-acquired infections, and at-risk populations. EDs can collect prospective data in real time and usually have hospital laboratories available to them. They can also serve as first-line detection and defense of public health threats and emerging infectious diseases. Specific research objectives for a Network of Emergency Departments: To provide descriptive epidemiology and/or assess risk factors for antibiotic-resistant pathogens among patients presenting to emergency departments (potentially, including specimen collection); To describe the epidemiology of antimicrobial use in ED patients; To provide descriptive epidemiology of infectious disease events occurring in metropolitan and/or rural areas nationwide; To be a sentinel network for detection of and rapid response to naturally-occurring and intentional outbreaks; To study the preparedness of EDs and healthcare facilities to assess, manage, triage, and treat individuals suspected of carrying highly infectious diseases.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CK-16-001
Funding Opportunity Title: Emerging Infections Sentinel Networks (EISN) Research
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 93.860 — Emerging Infections Sentinel Networks
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Oct 23, 2015
Creation Date: Oct 23, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 8, 2016  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 8, 2016   Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Archive Date: Feb 7, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Additional Information on Eligibility: Single Source: Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute

Additional Information

Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: The Emerging Infections Sentinel Network (EISN) program assists awardees in operating provider-based sentinel networks. These networks will contribute to surveillance for emerging infectious diseases, including drug-resistant, foodborne and waterborne, and vaccine-preventable or potentially vaccine-preventable diseases, and will enhance information exchange. Research objectives for the provider-based sentinel networks include investigations of various emerging infections and implementation of studies to examine risk factors, determine practice guidelines, and evaluate outcomes. This FOA specifically aims to support the collection of infectious disease (ID) data from academically affiliated emergency departments.
Link to Additional Information:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279769
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Amy Yang vdz9@cdc.gov
Grants Policy

Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) to Build HIV Prevention, Treatment and Research Capacity in Disproportionately Affected Black and Hispanic Communities and Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

RFA-PS-16-001

Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) to Build HIV Prevention, Treatment and Research Capacity in Disproportionately Affected Black and Hispanic Communities and Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-PS-16-001
Funding Opportunity Title: Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) to Build HIV Prevention, Treatment and Research Capacity in
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 8
CFDA Number(s): 93.941 — HIV Demonstration, Research, Public and Professional Education Projects
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date:Aug 7, 2015

Creation Date:Aug 7, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications:Oct 14, 2015  

Current Closing Date for Applications:Oct 14, 2015 

 Archive Date:Nov 13, 2015

Estimated Total Program Funding:$9,600,000

Award Ceiling:$300,000

Award Floor:$0

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility Category: 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 (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification) The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education: Hispanic-serving Institutions Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education: Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education) Governments: Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government U.S. Territory or Possession Other:Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Faith-based or Community-based Organizations Regional Organizations Bona Fide Agents: a Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required. Attach with “Other Attachment Forms” when submitting via http://www.grants.gov. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): FFRDCs are operated, managed, and/or administered by a university or consortium of universities, other not-for-profit or nonprofit organization, or an industrial firm, as an autonomous organization or as an identifiable separate operating unit of a parent organization. A FFRDC meets some special long-term research or development need which cannot be met as effectively by an agency’s existing in-house or contractor resources. FFRDC’s enable agencies to use private sector resources to accomplish tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of the sponsoring agency. For more information on FFRDCs, go to http:// ecfr.gpoaccess.gov /cgi/t/text/ text-idx?c=ecfr& sid=512ff78311f427c00454772dcf21523a&rgn=div8 &view=text&node=48:1.0.1.6.34.0.1.18& idno=48 2. Foreign Organizations Foreign Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. For this announcement, applicants may not include collaborators or consultants from foreign institutions. All applicable federal laws and policies apply. 3. Special Eligibility Requirements Foreign institutions and components of foreign institutions are not eligible to apply.

Emerging Infections Program – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

CDC-RFA-CK12-120205CONT16
Emerging Infections ProgramNational Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Preview
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-CK12-120205CONT16
Funding Opportunity Title: Emerging Infections ProgramNational Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Opportunity Category: Continuation
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 50
CFDA Number(s): 93.317 — Emerging Infections Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Aug 1, 2015
Creation Date: Aug 1, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 18, 2015  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 18, 2015  
Archive Date: Oct 18, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $0
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for grantees previously awarded under CK12-1202: Emerging Infections Program

Additional Information

Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: Emerging Infections Program National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Link to Additional Information:
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

PGO CDC Phone 770-488-2700
pgotim@cdc.gov

Improving Immunization

CDC-RFA-IP15-1504PPHF15VACCINE
Improving Immunization Collaboration Among Pharmacists and Other Healthcare Providers – Financed Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Posted Date: Jun 6, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 6, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jul 27, 2015  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 27, 2015  
Archive Date: Aug 26, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,600,000
Award Ceiling: $800,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-IP15-1504PPHF15
Funding Opportunity Title: Improving Immunization Collaboration Among Pharmacists and Other Healthcare Providers – Financed
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 2
CFDA Number(s): 93.733 — Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen Public Health Immunization Infrastructure and Performance – financed in part
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No