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Funding by Topic: Health literacy

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention, including the prevention and reduction of opioid misuse and abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 24, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF)
Grants to promote economic prosperity in Maryland’s disadvantaged and underserved rural communities, with priority given to projects that address entrepreneurship, healthcare, infrastructure, and regional councils.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Letter of Intent (Required): May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2018
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
Strengthening the Safety Net: Improving Access to High Quality Health Care in Michigan
Grants to safety net clinics and medical and dental homes in Michigan to support general operations and direct patent care.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Funding for academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Cooperative Agreements: Tribal Affairs Center
Funding for a tribal center to identify effective strategies and/or system approaches, develop resources, and provide training on best practices related to the provision of mental health promotion and mental disorder treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments
Grants for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs, with a specific emphasis on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and for activities that support linkages between social services in housing and food security and healthcare that help to improve outcomes for residents.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
An interactive, online training with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: American Public Health Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Information Outreach Award: Southeastern/Atlantic Region Inactive
Funding for projects in the Southeastern/Atlantic region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region Grants Inactive
Funding for projects in the middle Atlantic region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2018
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine