Optimizing the health and well-being of women, infants, children and
families through broad-based community engagement and
advocacy within a local system of health education, prevention
services and community support
to eliminate health disparities.
Welcome to The Family Health Coalition Newsletter. The Family Health Coalition focuses its efforts on four areas: prevention, health and wellness, early development, and medical neighborhood development. 2017 is getting off to a busy start, take a moment to look at all of the continuing education events coming your way!
If you would like to include your event in the monthly calendar of events, please contact Laura Ross-White at
Compiled by: Christine Joachims and Sara White
Edited by: Jason Featherngill and Tara Branson
Calendar of Events
February 23, 6PM-8PM
Lecture: How to Be an Emotion Coach for Kids and Teens by Dr. Amanda Morris
@ Laureate Institute for Brain Research - 1st Floor Conference Room
6655 South Yale
February 24, 10AM-12PM
CHAT: Navigating DHS Resources and Changes
@ Indian Healthcare Resource Center
550 South Peoria
February 28, 8AM-3PM
Oklahoma Nurses Association hosts Nurses Day at the Capitol
@ Oklahoma State Capitol
For more information and to register,
Reducing health disparities among minority and underserved children.
Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: May 25, 2017
This initiative is designed to stimulate research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. For purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), "health disparities" applies to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health. As such, this initiative includes a focus on ethnic and racial minority children and populations of underserved children to include: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. The NIH defines children as individuals 0-18 years of age. The primary purpose of this initiative, therefore, is to encourage intervention studies targeting one of the aforementioned groups. Rather than a singular approach, interventions using a multilevel approach (individual, health system, community, societal) are encouraged. In addition, basic studies designed to further delineate mechanisms/pathways of disparities that lead to the development of interventions are also encouraged. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments) social (e.g. peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings.
Innovative population health programs and policies.
Funder: The Kresge Foundation
We welcome proposals from organizations that:
- Take advantage of the opportunities within health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health.
- Systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention - for example, by reinvesting downstream health care savings in effective community prevention.
- Share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions.
- Have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly.
- Demonstrate community engagement and health equity.
Corporate grants for community development.
Funder: J.P. Morgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase provides funding in the following areas:
- Community development - address issues related to poverty and social exclusion by building economic infrastructure, promoting self-sufficiency, and supporting efforts to narrow social inequities.
- Education - ensure that all children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational opportunities with a particular focus on K-12 public schools that help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged citizens.
- Arts & Culture - increase community access to rich cultural resources that foster creativity, promote self-expression, celebrate diversity, and strengthen our environment.
Corporate foundation grants.
Funder: Corning Incorporated Foundation
The Corning Incorporated Foundation provides grants across several program areas.
- Selected public K-12 school districts, community colleges and four-year institutions of higher learning are the consistent beneficiaries of Corning Foundation support.
- Corning's areas of involvement have included community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement and instructional technology projects for the classroom.
- Each year, the Corning Incorporated Foundation provides assistance to institutions such as arts organizations, libraries, museums and public broadcasting stations.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation supports a variety of organizations that serve a broad base of constituents. Included in this category are hospitals and hospices, community foundations, youth and women's centers, YMCAs, local youth organizations and selected United Ways.
For more information, see: http://www.corningincfoundation.org/guidelines/
Links to non-Federal and Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by the Family Health Coalition or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The Community Service Council is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.