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Funding by Topic: Policy

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

Evaluating the Four-Day School Week Policy
Funding to support the evaluation of four-day school week policies in rural settings and an associated cost study in order to build the evidence about the pros and cons of such policies and their impact on the academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being of children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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
Rural Health Fellows Program
A year-long, intensive fellowship program designed to develop a community of rural health leaders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2018
Sponsor: National Rural Health Association
Louisiana Collective Impact Grant
Grants to grass-roots coalitions in Louisiana to identify a pressing community health issue and tackle the root causes of that issue through changes in policies, practices, social supports, and the physical environment.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges, Minority-Serving Institutions, and Women's Colleges
Funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% smoke-free, tobacco-free college policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2018
Sponsor: Truth Initiative
Kansas Health Foundation Impact and Capacity Grants
Grants to organizations in Kansas to build organizational capacity or to build external impacts in the areas of access to care, tobacco use, physical activity, access to healthy food, educational attainment, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2018
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Caring for Colorado Foundation Grants
Funds projects in Colorado that improve or increase access to community health programs and services in the priority areas of children and youth, oral health, mental health, and healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Sponsor: Caring for Colorado Foundation
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R01 and R21)
Funding for projects that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions with the goal of encouraging applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention. Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation