Through this newsletter, the HHS Partnership Center provides quick insight into resources, webinars, and potential grant opportunities and awards in your local community. Don’t miss upcoming webinars on grant writing as well as our updated toolkit on the Health Care Law.
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director
The Partnership Center
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Check out the updated Health Care Law Toolkit!
Open enrollment is right around the corner and HHS is getting prepared to help faith and community leaders educate others about the new health insurance options individuals have available through the health insurance marketplaces. Our newly updated Health Care Law Toolkit includes key information about enrolling in health insurance during open enrollment which starts November 1 and ends January 31, 2015. It also includes ideas for how you can get involved. These materials can also be used at enrollment events and for other education and outreach efforts. Get thecomplete toolkit or visit our website to download each section of the toolkit. And don’t miss upcoming webinars listed below to learn more about how you can get involved.
The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders and provide links to other webinars sponsored by our Department that we hope will be helpful. All webinars are open to the public. To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information.
Foundations of Grant Writing
Tuesday, October 6; 3:30 pm EDT Register for this webinar.
This introductory webinar, for community-based organizations that want to respond to federal funding opportunity announcements, covers the basics -- from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding. Once you register, be sure to join early the day of the webinar as space will be limited.
Opening Congregational Doors to Community Needs
Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 12:30pm EDT Register for this webinar.
Join us and learn about a network of congregations who have partnered with Bon Secours Health System to regularly host a primary care clinic for the uninsured in their neighborhoods in Richmond, VA. We'll also hear about resources created byChangeLab Solutions that highlight faith-based organizations that are embracing “shared use” of their facilities and programs to help create and sustain healthy congregations and communities.
Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment
Thursday, October 8; 2:00 pm 3:30 pm EDT Register for this webinar.
Learn from faith leaders who have conducted successful outreach and enrollment campaigns before and during open enrollment. On October 8, we will hear from Abrar Quader from the Compassionate Care Network (CCN) which helped enroll people who are Muslim, Hindu and Sikh. CCN received a navigator grant from the Illinois state marketplace.
Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
Tuesday, October 20; 3:30 pm EDT: Register for this webinar.
This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) objectives and how to access logic model designs. Logic model templates are provided. Once you register, be sure to join early the day of the webinar as space will be limited.
Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
Thursday, November 5; 3:30 pm EDT: Register for this webinar.
A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are identified. Once you register, be sure to join early the day of the webinar as space will be limited.
Grant Opportunities and Awards
Walgreens to Provide Up To $15 Million Worth of Free Flu Shot Vouchers for Uninsured and Underinsured Americans
Walgreens is providing up to $15 million worth of free flu shot vouchers this flu season through its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which aims to improve immunization rates among uninsured Americans.Read more
AWARDED: SAMHSA provides up to $73 million to support people with mental and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that it is providing up to $73 million over three years for programs offering treatment services to people involved in the criminal justice system that have mental and/or substance use disorders. Read more
AWARDED: SAMHSA provides up to $312.2 million in tribal and state youth programs to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded up to $312.2 million in funding for behavioral health services over the next five years for tribal and state youth promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Read more
AWARDED: Grants aim to reduce opioid overdoses in rural communities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that $1.8 million will be provided to support rural communities in reducing morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses. Read more