HRSA Funding for Services for Native/American Indian, Alaska Native, and Virgin Island Women: Deadline June 11
The Office on Women’s Health has released two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) focusing on HIV-related services for women.
Prevention of HIV/AIDS for Native/American Indian and Alaska Native Women Living in Rural and Frontier Indian Country Program
The purpose of this program is to increase HIV prevention knowledge and reduce the risk of contracting HIV among Native/American Indian and Alaska Native women living in Indian Country using multi-level interventions and approaches. Applicants must have a history of serving Native/American Indian and Alaska Native rural women, poor women, substance using/recovering women, and women living with HIV/AIDS or whose lifestyles place them at high risk for HIV/STD infection. Eligible entities include: community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, national organizations, colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals, research institutions, State and local government agencies, tribal government and tribal/urban Indian entities and organizations.
The purpose of this program is to provide information on HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy behaviors to maintain both mental and physical health for women living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Applicants must be based in St. Croix and St. Thomas and have a history of serving Black, Hispanic, and Caribbean women, rural women, poor women, and women living with HIV/AIDS or whose lifestyles place them at high risk for HIV/STD infection. Eligible organization include community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, national organizations, colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals, research institutions, State and local government agencies, and others.
NIDA Funding for Research Studies of Drug Use Prevention, Addiction Treatment, and HIV: Applications Due August 22
This National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) research projects to conduct rigorous, objective services research to monitor and examine changes in drug use prevention, addiction treatment, and associated HIV and viral hepatitis services, which may occur as a result of health care reform. Applicants may examine the impact of health care reform on drug use prevention services alone, addiction treatment services alone, or on both prevention and treatment domains. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to include special attention to the effect of health care reform on some element of HIV prevention or HIV/AIDS treatment services for drug-involved populations. Applications addressing HIV services will be given priority consideration for funding.
The timing of this FOA allows for collection of baseline data and conducting research through the early stage of health care reform implementation. States, systems, and provider agencies have begun taking preliminary steps toward implementing reforms scheduled in 2014. This pre-implementation activity varies across states and health care sectors and may itself be an important consideration in the design of applications in response to this FOA. At the same time, however, NIDA recognizes that there is the possibility that provisions of the legislation may not remain unchanged through their intended implementation date or beyond. The current unprecedented era of state and Federal budget cutbacks suggests that meaningful changes in health care delivery are likely to emerge regardless of the ultimate implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and this should be considered in study designs. Applicants are encouraged to design studies that can be adapted in response to unanticipated changes in Affordable Care Act, other elements of health care reform, or the broader economic climate in which prevention, treatment, and HIV services are delivered.
Applications are due August 22.
For more information and the application.