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FY 2019 Grant Awards

Youth Engagement in Sports (YES) Initiative

Grant period: 2019-2021

The Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES) Initiative seeks to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation. YES is a joint Initiative of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and was created in collaboration with Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and in consultation with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Office of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN). 

The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.

YES supports the Physical Activity Guidelines, which call for youth to get 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. The initiative also addresses unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth (including, specifically girls), and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

The Youth Engagement in Sports projects begin September 2019 and end August 2021.

Grantees City State Award
Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc. Atlanta GA $399,222
City of Pine Bluff Arkansas Pine Bluff AR $400,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth Fort Lauderdale FL $198,902
Hayward Unified School District Hayward CA $399,979
Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis Inc. St. Louis MO $399,728
I Challenge Myself, Inc. New York NY $400,000
Lindsay Unified School District Lindsay CA $400,000
Native American Community Academy Foundation Albuquerque NM $380,365
Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative Philadelphia PA $399,464
Rural America Initiatives Rapid City SD $399,995
Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle WA $399,916
Texas Health Research & Education Institute Arlington TX $400,000
The Curators of the University of MO on behalf of UMKC Kansas City MO $377,552
The Skills Center, Inc. Tampa FL $400,000
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL $378,358
UP2US INC New York NY $399,931
YMCA of Greater Louisville Louisville KY $400,000
Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation Klamath CA $187,910
Total $6,721,322

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OMH Funded

OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program

Grant period: 2019-2022

The OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program seeks to test the implementation of comprehensive, culturally competent community-based hepatitis B education, screening, vaccination and treatment programs in disadvantaged and racial and ethnic minority communities. The program was created in consultation with the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis. An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB). Just one third of people living with CHB are diagnosed.

OMH’s awards are intended to identify best practices that can be adopted by other government, community and private organizations to help reach HHS’ ultimate goal of ending hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission and reducing morbidity and mortality attributable to associated HIV infection. The funded projects will implement strategic partnerships between community-based organizations serving communities at risk, departments of health, perinatal hepatitis B programs, safety net providers, research centers, and healthcare facilities consistent with strategic actions recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Exit Disclaimer.

The demonstration grants will focus on persons born in countries where HBV infection is endemic; U.S.-born persons not vaccinated as infants whose parents were born in countries with a very high prevalence of HBV infection; household contacts or sexual partners of persons with HBV infection; and infants/children/adolescents who might otherwise go untreated.

The Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program projects begin July 2019 and end June 2022.

Grantees City State Award
Asian Health Coalition Chicago IL $485,490
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. New York NY $500,000
Philadelphia Department of Public Health Philadelphia PA $499,980
The George Washington University Washington DC $467,764
The Regents of the University of California (Davis) Davis CA $500,000
Total  $2,453,234
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