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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.
The AIMM Initiative specifically addresses the unmet needs of young racial and ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM) who are 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:
This program ends August 31, 2017.
HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM)
AIMM Total: $2,249,814
The Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with the Office on Women’s Health and the Office of the Surgeon General, will promote lupus diagnosis and treatment through the NHEPLHP. This initiative will continue the national health education program on lupus for health care providers, with the goal of improving diagnosis for those with lupus and reducing health disparities. The program is intended to engage health care providers, educators and health professions schools in working together to improve lupus diagnosis and treatment through education. The goal of the NHEPLHP is to support the development and dissemination of a national lupus health education program to improve diagnosis and treatment for persons with lupus and to reduce health disparities in target populations. The NHEPLHP will target practicing physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals, and medical, nursing and other allied health students in training. This program ends August 31, 2015.
National Health Education Program on Lupus for Healthcare Providers (NHEPLHP)
The Office of Minority Health, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), is supporting Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP) to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. 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 will simultaneously address public health and public safety concerns and be tailored to at-risk minority male youth. Services provided under MYVP will not be denied to any person based on race, color, national origin or gender. This program ends August 31, 2017.
Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)
MYVP Total: $2,834,194
The purpose of the Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI) is to identify and assist minority populations, to educate them about the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) and to assist them with enrollment, completion of the application to determine their eligibility and purchase of health insurance offered through the Marketplace. Activities will include:
This program ends August 31, 2016.
Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI)
PICCI Total: $3,203,913
The Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II) seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority males (10-18 years) at risk for 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.
The 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, and 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. This program ends August 31, 2017.
Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)
YEP II Total: $3,895,514