jueves, 16 de julio de 2015

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

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Dear Partners

Through this newsletter, the HHS Partnership Center provides quick insight into resources, webinars and potential grant opportunities and awards in your local community. This month the Partnership Center proudly co-hosted the 7th Annual Iftar dinner at the Department of Agriculture along with Islamic Relief USA in reflection of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.  Ramadan is the month of fasting, prayer, community and worship for Muslims throughout the world.  Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS) served as one of the keynote speakers of the event highlighting the importance of access to healthcare alongside the emphasis from USDA on access to nutritious food.
To share your efforts related to any of these important issues, please contact the HHS Partnership Center at Partnerships (at) hhs.gov or 202-358-3595.
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Acting Director
Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Resources and Tools

While many of us know that regular exercise and physical activity is important to our health, it is even more important as we become older. Go4Life provides the resources necessary for your organization/group to create an environment that supports increased physical activity in the lives of older adults from different backgrounds, communities, and ability levels. This training webinar is presented by the Go4Life team at the National Institute on Aging and co-hosted by Let's Move Faith and Communities, and the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Please register for the “Go4Life: Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults” webinar hosted on Thursday July 16 at 12:30pm EDT!

On July 23rd join us on the Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment webinarto learn from faith leaders who have conducted successful outreach and enrollment campaigns before and during open enrollment. On this webinar you will hear from Abrar Quader from the Compassionate Care Network (CCN). CCN received a navigator grant from the Illinois state marketplace.


The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders, and make sure you know about other webinars sponsored by our Department that we believe are of interest to you. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session where you can ask HHS staff any questions you may have. To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information.

Go4Life: Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
Thursday, July 16, 2015; 12:30 pm EDT Register

Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment
Thursday, July 23, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register

New Graduates and Healthcare: Learn Your Options!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register

Medicare 101
Friday, July 31, 2015; 1:00 pm EDT Register

Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
Wednesday, August 5, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register

Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, August 25, 2015; 3:00 pm EDT Register

Grant Opportunities

The final section of our newsletter includes information about grants, both grants that faith-based and community nonprofits can pursue as well as grants that have recently been awarded.   All of these grant programs are competitive.  For new grant opportunities, it is important to review the funding announcement thoroughly.  For grant that have been recently awarded, review the announcement to see if new resources are coming to your local community.

Last Day to Apply: August 19, 2015

HHS awarded more than $86 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants to non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others to serve more than 291,000 youth each year in communities where teen birth rates remain high.

HHS Administration for Children and Families awarded $108 million to support state, territorial, and tribal domestic violence victims and organizations. These funds reach almost 1,600 domestic violence shelters and over 1,300 non-residential service sites, providing both a safe haven and an array of supportive services to intervene in and prevent abuse.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $5 million in new and continuing competitive grant awards to support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, primarily non-profit organizations run by and for families with children and youth with special health care needs. This latest round of funding supports 51 centers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with approximately $95,700 awarded to each center.

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