Friday, February 15, 2019

FUNDING Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention

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Research Funding Opportunity
Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention (K01)

CDC released RFA-CE-19-006, Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention on January 25, 2019. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) supports an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in opioid overdose prevention or cross-cutting violence prevention research. The awardee will work in collaboration with an experienced research mentor who will supervise the proposed career development and research experience—together such efforts contribute to research independence.

With this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), NCIPC intends to commit up to $400,000 (direct and indirect costs) in Fiscal Year 2019 to support up to four awards for up to 2 years. The total funding and the number of awards is contingent upon the availability of funds and a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Intent of Grant

NCIPC’s mission is to prevent injuries and violence through science and action. This NOFO is intended to increase the number of experienced injury and violence prevention research professionals conducting independent opioid overdose prevention or cross-cutting violence prevention research. Applicants must identify an experienced mentor who will supervise the proposed career development and research experience. The proposed research must address the research objectives in the NOFO related to opioid overdose prevention or cross-cutting violence prevention, and must be consistent with the applicant's current level of research experience and expertise.

The NOFO can be found at by searching for RFA-CE-19-006.

Dates to Remember
  • The pre-application teleconference call to address prospective applicants’ questions will be conducted on February 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time.
    • Toll-Free Number: 1-866-556-2180.
    • Conference ID: 10685445.
  • The Letter of Intent is due on February 28, 2019.
  • Applications are due on April 1, 2019.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


Angel Eyes is a credited 501(c)3 non-profit organization, formally The Colorado SIDS Program, incorporated in 1981. The Colorado SIDS Program was the first, and one of the few, SIDS organizations to combine a parent and a professional organization into one agency to provide a statewide approach to SIDS services.
In 2008, Angel Eyes recognized the need to expand services and began to provide a comprehensive array of risk reduction and awareness services concerning all cases of sudden, unexpected infant and toddler death with the only exception being cases where there is parental involvement in the criminal justice system (e.g., homicides, assault, criminal neglect) as a result of the death.
Beginning in 2012, Angel Eyes expanded their bereavement services to include more consistent individualized grief counseling to those affected by child loss through individual/ family/couples/child counseling.  Services were also expanded to support siblings of the deceased child.
Our core values are:
  • Counseling and Support – compassionate and professional bereavement counseling and support services at no charge to families, caregivers and others that are impacted by the sudden, unexpected death of an infant or toddler.
  • Education and Awareness – awareness and risk reduction education to the Colorado community.

In 2018, Angel Eyes served 58 families and 89 individuals who lost a child within the last year. Angel Eyes is located in Denver but does provide services to families statewide. As a part of the mission, Angel Eyes seeks to provide services, education and awareness to families statewide. In 2019, we hope to expand our education and awareness services to help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths. If you are interested in learning more please visit Angel Eyes or feel free to contact Meaghan Gieck, Office Administrator, by email: or phone: 303-320-7771.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Call for Abstracts: 2019 BRFSS Meeting

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Meeting Committee invites you to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster for the BRFSS Meeting, April 8–12, 2019 (tentative date), in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent by the week of March 4, 2019.

How to Submit an Abstract for Consideration:

*To be considered, all abstracts must meet the abstract criteria listed below.

*Submit your abstract or poster proposal to BRFSS Submissions (CDC) to with the subject line “BRFSS 2019 Abstract Submission."

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts related to BRFSS topics in survey research, epidemiology, evaluation, policy, and public health are welcome for consideration. See the chart below for more information on subject categories.

1.  Innovations in survey methodology and analytical methods.
2.  Psychosocial determinants of health.
3.  Chronic diseases or conditions.
4.  Health disparities.
5.  Emerging health issues.
6.  Environmental determinants of health.
7.  Health care access and preventive services.
8.  Health risk behaviors.
9.  Health policy decisions.
10. Economic determinants of health.
11. Other (suggest category).

Writing Guidelines for Abstracts

The abstract(s) must be: 

  • Written in English, describing original work.
  • Saved in MS Word (.doc or .docx).
  • Complete; incomplete abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Showing the submitter’s information, even if you are submitting an abstract for someone else.
  • Left-justified and single-spaced. Leave one line of space between the title, headers, and subheadings. Double-space between paragraphs, but do not indent. Do not use bold, italics, underline, tabs, hard returns, or all-capital letters in the abstract text.

The abstracts should be divided into the following sections:

  • Author(s) — List the primary author first. All names should begin with first name first; include author’s degrees without punctuation (e.g., MD, MPH). Underline the presenting author’s name.
  • Background — Describe the problem or situation addressed in the abstract.
  • Objective(s) — State the goal(s) of the project.
  • Method(s) — Describe the interventions, activities, and programs etc., used to address the problem.
  • Result(s) — Present key findings related to implementation of the methods.
  • Conclusion(s) — Summarize lessons learned, future plans and directions, and implications for research and practice.
  • Key Words — list 5 key words.
  • Learning Objective(s) — State one or two findings that participants should know after attending the presentation.

Additional information regarding abstract submissions includes the following:

  • Length limit: 250 words, not counting title, author name list, headings, key words, objectives, and presenter information.
  • No images, charts, or tables are permitted in the abstract.
  • Please provide name, position, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number for each presenter AND indicate the topic in the chart above that best corresponds to your abstract.
  • Final acceptance is contingent upon self-arranged registration of all presenters.
  • Please designate your preference to share your work as a poster, oral presentation, or both.

Oral presentations will be no more than 15 minutes in length, with 5 additional minutes allowed for discussion. Several presentations addressing the same issue or theme will be grouped together to form a session. Presenters should report recently completed or ongoing work.

Poster presentations are exhibited with the author in attendance for an assigned period of time (1–2 hours). The contents of the poster presentation should follow the guidelines listed for abstracts. Results may be summarized in the form of graphs, tables, pictures, etc. Graphic displays should be appropriately labeled and legible. Copies of a written report or handout may be distributed.

Please submit the above items as separate files; you may attach them to the same e-mail. If you are submitting multiple abstracts, please submit each abstract as a separate file. Please save the file as presenter’s last name_abstract. If more than one abstract is submitted, add a number after the author’s name for each additional abstract. For example, if the presenter is Jane Smith, the file should be saved as Smith_abstract. If she has multiple abstracts, the second and third ones would be saved as Smith2_abstract and Smith3_abstract.

For questions concerning abstracts submission, please send an e-mail to:
BRFSS Submissions (CDC):

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man Therapy's Story is live on Facebook Business!

Facebook recently released a story on Facebook Business that highlights a partnership between Man Therapy and Facebook that took place last year. Check out the story here!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

OPPORTUNITY Epidemiology Training Course

Call for Applications: 2019 Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Basic to Intermediate Skills in Statistics and Epidemiologic Methods
  Charleston, SC
Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District
June 24-28, 2019
Completed applications must be submitted online for competitive review by 11:59 p.m. PST, March 1, 2019. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CityMatCH will again offer a Training Course in Statistics and Epidemiological Methods as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program that combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Two webinars prior to the training will set the stage for the onsite course and several post-course webinars will serve to build upon and extend the in-person training.
Course Content
Content will include background and methods for the following, as they relate to the MCH planning cycle:

  • Needs Assessment and Priority Setting
  • Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR)
  • Multivariable Analysis and Regression Modeling
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Effective Data Presentation and Translation

Who Should Apply
This national program is aimed primarily at professionals in state and local health agencies who have significant responsibility for collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting maternal and child health data. This year, the course is geared to individuals with basic to intermediate skills in statistics and epidemiologic methods, preferably in Maternal and Child Health or a related field. Note: Only applicants who work domestically and regularly analyze data rather than manage programs, will be considered.

If you have intermediate to advanced skills and regularly apply regression analysis, we welcome you to apply to next year's course, and to review course materials from the 2018 intermediate to advanced course.

If you are a program manager, please see the training links below for data users.

  • Training will begin mid-day June 24, 2019 and conclude mid-day June 28, 2019 in Charleston, SC.
  • Hotel room lodging at the Hyatt Place Charleston Historic DIstrict is included in the training.
  • A limited number of scholarships for airfare are available.
  • Applications will be competitively reviewed, and acceptance notifications issued in April.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FUNDING Two new grant opportunities from CDE!

2019 School Professional Grant
Applications are now available for the 2019-20 School Professional Grant (SPG) that exists to help K-12 schools:
  1. Increase the presence of school professionals in K-12 schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in K-12 schools and have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs.
  2. Provide training and resources for the newly hired school professionals, other behavioral health school team members, and school staff on the implementation of evidence-based programming on substance abuse prevention education and behavioral health education for all students who are enrolled in K-12 schools.
  3.  Allow school professionals to provide care coordination and connect K-12 students with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse.
Approximately $2.28 million is available for the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must demonstrate a match of 10 percent of funds requested. This may include both in-kind and cash matches.

An application training webinar will be held at 1pm Wednesday February 13. Register for this technical assistance via EventBrite

School Professional Grant Application:
For more information and to access the RFP, click here 

Applications are due Thursday, March 21

For More Information, Contact:
Phyllis Reed - Assistant Director of Health Education
Health & Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6593 or 720-498-2059

2019 Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Grant

Applications are now available for the 2019-20 Comprehensive Health Grant that exists to help K-12 schools:

The "Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990" encourages every school district to provide a pre K-12th grade planned, sequential health education program. Parental and community involvement in the program is stressed. Parents and guardians have the right to exempt from any or all of the health education program. Local health advisory councils are encouraged and should be representative of the norms and values of the community.

The intent is to foster healthy behaviors by increasing students’ health knowledge and skills to establish and maintain their physical, emotional, social, mental, and sexual health and wellness in addition to the modification of risky behaviors.

This will be a three-year continuing grant with approximately $300,000 available each year for distribution annually. Individual awards for eligible applicants will be granted for up to $30,000.

An application training webinar for the 2019-20 Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Grant will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite

For more information and to access the application, click here 

Applications are due on Thursday, March 7

For More Information, Contact:
Jamie Hurley
Health & Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6453