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The Office of Minority Health administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Grantee Project Summaries

September 11, 2014 – The Office of Minority Health announced $3.2 million in grant awards to 13 organizations to help support health coverage enrollment of racial and ethnic minorities.  The Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities (PICC) Initiative will help identify, assist and educate minority populations about the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) and coverage opportunities made possible by the Affordable Care Act.  

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The PICC Initiative Awardees 

  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Los Angeles, CA -- $249,898
  • Benefits Data Trust, Philadelphia, PA -- $247,268
  • Bexar County Hospital District as University Health System, San Antonio, TX -- $236,394
  • Chicago Family Health Center, Inc., Chicago, IL -- $250,000
  • Gateway to Care, Houston, TX -- $250,000
  • Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc., Miami, FL -- $250,000
  • My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., Ridgeland, MS -- $250,000
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Washington, DC -- $248,731
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Little Rock, AR -- $250,000
  • Neighborcare Health, Seattle, WA -- $242,640
  • New Hampshire Voices for Health, Concord, NH -- $241,166
  • The Dannon Project, Birmingham, AL -- $250,000
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA -- $237,816

Past Announcements

  • Announcement Number: MP-YEP-14-001
    Opportunity Title:  Minority Youth Violence Prevention:  Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)
    Estimated Funding Level:  Approximately $4 million
    Expected Number of Awards:  8 – 10
    Announcement Description:  The Office of Minority Health (OMH) jointly with the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2014 funds for the Minority Youth Violence Prevention:  Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP). MYVP will support program interventions developed through adaptations, refinements, and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at-risk minority male youth (ages 10-18) and integrate a problem solving approach - such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) problem-solving model or the COPS Office Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment (SARA) problem-solving model.  These approaches should simultaneously address public health and public safety concerns and be tailored to at-risk male youth. 

  • Announcement NumberMP-YEP-14-005
    Opportunity Title: Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)
    Estimated Funding Level: Approximately $4 million
    Expected Number of Awards:  8 – 16
    Announcement Description:  YEP II seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority males (10-18 years) at-risk of violence and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.  YEP II intends to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic partnerships in improving the health status of at-risk minority male youth by addressing youth violence and the resolution of conflicts in a nonviolent manner, low educational attainment, school suspensions and dropout, refusal skills with respect to reduction in substance abuse, counseling and behavioral health, cultural beliefs associated with sexual risk behavior among males, and enhancing the community’s capacity to facilitate and sustain mentoring support services for at-risk minority male youth. The initiative will support an evidence-based program aimed at improving the expected life outcomes for at-risk minority male youth. 

  • Announcement Number: MP-CPI-14-001
    Opportunity Title: Eliminating Disparities in Lupus through Education and Training for Health Professionals (ELHDI) 
    Estimated Funding Level: $2 million 
    Expected Number of Awards: 1 
    Announcement Description: The purpose of the ELHDI is to eliminate lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic populations disproportionately affected by this disease. This overall purpose will be achieved by disseminating a national lupus education program to health professionals and student trainees in targeted schools and health care system and practices. 

  • Announcement Number: MP-CPI-14-002                                                                     
    Opportunity Title: HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM)
    Estimated Funding Level: $1.5 million 
    Expected Number of Awards: 4 – 6 
    Announcement Description: The AIMM Initiative specifically addresses the unmet needs of young racial and ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages of 20-29 and young minority males living with HIV/AIDS or at high risk for HIV infections. The AIMM Initiative will establish a comprehensive Integrated Center for Care and Supportive Services (ICCSS) that employs evidence-based disease management and preventive health program and supportive services to reduce the transmission of HIV; address gaps and fragmentation of HIV/AIDS treatment; reduce HIV/AIDS stigma and barriers to culturally and linguistically appropriate care; social determinants of health that impede treatment

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