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Grantees 2015

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

National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL)

The National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL) is intended to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative that includes the general public, health professionals and student trainees in targeted communities, schools, and health care systems and practices. The NHEPL targets individuals, patients and their families, communities, and practicing professionals in geographic areas and populations where lupus is more prevalent. NHEPL projects begin August 1, 2015 and end July 31, 2016.

National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL) grantees:

American College of Rheumatology Atlanta GA $500,000
ASTDHPPHE (Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion & Public Health Education) Washington DC $500,000
Lupus Research Institute, Inc. New York NY $499,730
Northwestern University Evanston IL $488,949

National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program (NWDP)

The National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program (NWDP) supports projects that develop innovative strategies to identify promising students in their first year of high school and provide them with a foundation to pursue successful careers in the health professions.  The program seeks to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by supporting networks of institutions focused on and with demonstrated commitment and capacity to establish pipeline programs to increase minority and disadvantaged students’ awareness and pursuit of careers in health care including behavioral health, and to increase the availability of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs. NWDP projects begin August 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 and end July 31, 2020.

National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program (NWDP) grantees:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley Knoxville TN $409,035
Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of UMKC Kansas City MO $500,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Durant OK $485,000
Delaware Technical Community College Wilmington DE $484,400
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Philadelphia PA $474,500
Howard University Washington DC $500,000
Medgar Evers College/Research Foundation of CUNY (NY) Brooklyn NY $498,947
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner MA $450,000
Public Health Institute Oakland CA $498,256
The Florida International University Board of Trustees Miami FL $493,377
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH $460,598
University of Hawaii Honolulu HI $399,874
University of South Dakota Vermillion SD $446,671
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Winston-Salem NC $260,084

State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities (SPI)

The State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities (SPI) is intended to demonstrate that partnerships in which (a) state offices of minority health/health equity (or other similar state entity) and state health agencies, or (b) tribes and tribal health agencies/organizations play a significant role, can efficiently and effectively improve health outcomes in selected geographical hotspots and address health disparities that affect minorities and disadvantaged populations.  This program supports state partnership initiatives to:  (1) produce a Health Disparities Profile on one to three Healthy People 2020 leading health indicator (LHI) topics chosen by the grantee for geographical hotspots (in the grantee’s state or tribal community) selected by the grantee, using existing baseline measures; (2) implement community intervention activities in the geographical hotspots selected by the grantee, using strategies to improve health outcomes and address health disparities for the grantee’s chosen one to three LHI topics (using baseline data from the Health Disparities Profile); and (3) publish the results of the implementation project and/or produce scholarly articles or brief reports which (a) compare the results of the baseline data/measures to the outcomes/impact measures, and (b) address improvements in health outcomes and health disparities for the selected one to three LHI topics. SPI projects begin August 1, 2015 through September 1, 2015 and end July 31, 2020.

State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities (SPI) grantees:

Alaska Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium $200,000
Alabama Alabama Department of Public Health $200,000
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health $185,000
Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services $200,000
Georgia Georgia Department of Public Health $200,000
Idaho Nez Perce Tribe $199,447
Indiana Indiana State Department of Health $199,867
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals $200,000
Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts $200,000
Maryland Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene $200,000
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health $195,000
Michigan Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. $199,999
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health $198,583
New York Health Research, Inc./New York State Department of Health $200,000
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services $199,389
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Health $200,000
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Health $200,000
Texas Health and Human Services Commission $200,000
Utah Utah Department of Health $175,000
Virginia Virginia Department of Health $200,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Health Services $200,000
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