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Last Reviewed: April 1, 2010
Last Updated: April 1, 2010
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Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)


Cooperative Agreements & Grants
Black or African American Populations
 

Cooperative Agreements

Blue Square Bullet Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS)
Blue Square Bullet  Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI)
Blue Square Bullet Morehouse College/ Public Health Sciences Institute (MC/PHSI)
Blue Square Bullet My Brothers Keeper, Inc. (MBK)
Blue Square Bullet Nashville General Hospital at Meharry (NGHM)

Grants

Blue Square Bullet University of Texas Health Science Center
Center for Minority Health Education Research & Outreach (MiHERO)

Cooperative Agreements
 

Blue Square Bullet Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS)
“Enhancing Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Capacity Building in Minority Serving Institutions.”
  The AMHPS is an umbrella organization whose membership includes twelve historically black medical, nursing and allied health sciences, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools (12 schools). Together, these institutions are regarded as the nation’s primary educators of minority health professionals and leading authorities on minority health. The AMHPS serves to engage the collective resources, scholarship and technology of its member institutions to facilitate and promote optimum health among poor and minority people.
  This cooperative agreement addresses the performance of executive agency actions under Executive Order 13256, to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to provide quality education, and to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from Federal programs. The agreement also addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus areas of Educational and Community-Based Programs and Public Health Infrastructure, as well as CDC's goals to achieve healthy communities, institutions and schools.
The purpose of the program announcement is to:
  Assist organizations which provide support for the advancement of professional development, education, and research and training for racial and ethnic minorities.
  Specifically, the program is intended to assist these organizations to:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Build and strengthen institutional infrastructure supporting the development and implementation of effective programs to advance professional development, education, and research training for racial and ethnic minorities.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Improve program and institutional capacity to foster community leadership development, promote community mobilization strategies and community resource development, and encourage partnerships and coalition building.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Enhance quantitative and qualitative research efforts of the participating institutions.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Strengthen the educational and professional development of minority health professionals and educators.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Support student training initiatives in order to introduce public health to racial and ethnic minority students.
Project Period:
Five Years

Learn more about the AMHPS

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Blue Square Bullet Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI)
“Enhancing Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Capacity Building in Minority Serving Institutions.”
  OMHD funds the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) to implement the “Research Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE)” project.  RISE provides research training experiences for racial and ethnic minority graduate, medical and post-baccalaureate students.
  This program addresses the performance of executive agency actions under Executive Order 13256, to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to provide quality education, and to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from Federal programs.
  The program also addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus areas of Educational and Community-Based Programs, and Public Health Infrastructure, as well as CDC's goals to achieve healthy communities and schools.
The purpose of the program is to:
  Assist organizations which provide support for the advancement of professional development, education, and research and training for racial and ethnic minorities.
Specifically, the program is intended to:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Build and strengthen institutional infrastructure supporting the development and implementation of innovative organizational strategies and effective programs to advance professional development, education, and research training for racial and ethnic minorities.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Improve program and institutional capacity to foster community leadership development, promote community mobilization strategies and community resource development, and encourage partnerships and coalition building.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Enhance quantitative and qualitative research efforts of the participating institutions.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Strengthen the educational and professional development of minority health professionals and educators.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Support student training initiatives in order to introduce public health to racial and ethnic minority students.
Project Period:
Five Years
 

Learn more about KKI
Learn more about the RISE Program

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Blue Square Bullet Morehouse College/Public Health Sciences Institute (MC/PHSI)
"Increasing the Knowledge and Skills of Underrepresented Minority Students in the Areas of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Safety and Health."
 

This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus areas: Access to Quality Health Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, and Public Health Infrastructure.  The program also addresses the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970, which assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women and provides research, information, education and training in the field of occupational safety and health.

 

In addition, the program addresses the performance of executive agency actions under Executive Order 13256, to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to provide quality education, and to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from Federal programs.  The program also addresses CDC's goals to achieve healthy schools, workplaces, and global health.

The purpose of the program is to:
  Increase the knowledge, skills, and research training of disadvantaged minority students including racial and ethnic minorities who are under-represented in the areas of biostatistics and epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.
  Specifically, the program is intended to assist Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) to:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Develop an undergraduate research training and internship program for African American and other under-represented minority students.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the knowledge and skills of African American and other underrepresented undergraduate minority students in specific categories of specialization (i.e. epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational safety and health).
  Blue Sphere Bullet Expand the educational and applied public health research training and skills development opportunities and experiences in the specific fields of specialization (epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational safety and health) for disadvantaged minority students who are interested in pursuing public health careers.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Develop and implement a public health science curriculum at an MIHE.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Foster linkages and collaboration among students and faculty in developing epidemiological and analytical knowledge base for the health status of minority and disadvantaged minority students in America.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Increase the number of disadvantaged minority students with advanced degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational safety and health.
Project Period:
Five Years

Learn more about MC/PHSI

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Blue Square Bullet My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. (MBK)
“Strengthening Existing National Organizations Serving Racial and Ethnic Populations Capacity Development Programs:  Strategies to Advance Program Implementation, Coordination, Management, and Evaluation Efforts.”
 

OMHD funds My Brothers Keeper, Inc. (MBK) to implement the “Community-based Approaches to Capacity Building Assistance (CBA2) Project".

 

CBA2 utilizes innovative strategies to strengthen organizational capacity in the health disparities areas of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer.  CBA2 also provides programmatic and organizational support in the form of training and technical assistance to strengthen community based organizations.

 

This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus areas of Educational and Community-Based Programs and Health Communication targeting a variety of public health issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as CDC's goals to achieve healthy communities.

The purpose of the program is to:
  Support and strengthen existing National and Regional Minority Organizations (NMOs/RMOs) that engage in health advocacy, promotion, education and preventive health care with the intent of improving the health and well-being of racial and ethnic minority populations.
  Specifically, the program is intended to assist NMOs &/or RMOs in:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Expanding and enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate health educational and community-based programs targeting racial and ethnic minorities, thereby contributing to the goal of eliminating health disparities within the racial and ethnic population.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Promoting and advancing policy analysis efforts, program assessment and program development activities, formative evaluation, training and technical assistance programs, and project management.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Strengthening coalition building and collaboration and leadership that improve the health status and access to programs for racial and ethnic minority populations.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Providing innovative capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen minority community-based organizations in management, fiscal management, and program operations. 
Project Period:
Four Years
Learn more about MBK

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Blue Square Bullet Nashville General Hospital at Meharry (NGHM)
“Strengthening Existing National Organizations Serving Racial and Ethnic Populations Capacity Development Programs:  Strategies to Advance Program Implementation, Coordination, Management, and Evaluation Efforts.”
 

The NGHM Center for Lifestyle and Health Management is a cooperative agreement sponsored by the CDC / OCPHP / OMHD and the NIH / NCMHD.

 

The center provides primary risk prevention and wellness services as well as secondary management services to racial and ethnic groups suffering from diabetes or CVD or both.  The program is designed primarily for those persons with mild hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, early diabetes, mild to moderate obesity; or those with family histories of CVD or related  complications.

 

This cooperative agreement supports the CDC goals:

     (1) Healthy People in Every Stage of Life, and
     (2) Healthy People in Healthy Places.

The purpose of the program is to:
  The CLHM seeks to provide an educational risk reduction program for individuals vulnerable to complications of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.  In collaboration with primary care physicians, encourage clients to make lifestyle changes through a series of educational modules targeting:  exercise, nutrition, weight control, smoking cessation and stress management.
Specifically, the program is intended to:
  Blue Sphere Bullet Control adverse health outcomes among the residents of North Nashville who are diagnosed with any of the associated risk factors for diabetes or CVD or both.
  Blue Sphere Bullet Improve the quality of life for residents of North Nashville who have pre-diabetes or cardiovascular risks, as well as for those patients now suffering from diabetes or CVD.
Blue Sphere Bullet Reduce the secondary and territory health consequences and effects such as dialysis, amputations, and obesity in patients who would otherwise continue to have unmanaged hypertension or diabetes or both.
Blue Sphere Bullet Achieve both cost savings within, and reduced systemic burdens on, the local health care safety net facilities from patients and residents suffering from diabetes or CVD or the associated pre-disease risk factors.
Blue Sphere Bullet Educate NGHM and area safety net physicians and other providers, as well as patients and their families about the risk factors and triggers associated with diabetes, CVD, stroke, and the medical and lifestyle alternatives which will help prevent and treat these conditions.
Blue Sphere Bullet Empower patients and their families to manage their own health and wellness independently, to know when and where to seek further help, and to reduce their need for medical care.
Project Period:
3 Years
Learn more about NGHM

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Grants
 
Blue Square Bullet Center for Minority Health, Education Research & Outreach (MiHERO) GRANT
University of Texas Health Science Center  (UTHSC)

Principal Investigator:

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D.
The purpose of the Grant is to:
  The purpose of this grant is to develop a Minority Health, Education, Research and Outreach (MiHERO) Center. 

This initiative will build upon ongoing research programs, clinical care, and educational efforts (including community engagement programs) aimed to understand the underlying causes of disparities and devising innovative strategies to ultimately eliminate them.

The MiHERO Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the multiple factors influencing infant mortality and cancer at different levels in order to take a multilevel approach to outreach activities.

Health disparities are conceptualized as the result of complex interactions among biological, psychosocial, and environmental risk and protective factors that accumulate across a life course and influence not only the outcome of an individual, but also those of subsequent generations. 

The goals for the first year of funding are: 

(1) to provide a national leadership model in public health professional education; and

(2) serve as a central resource for the minority communities in North Texas to disseminate health information and promote participation in health programs.

Project Period:
1  Year
Learn more about MiHERO

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