March 2017  


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, an initiative of the Community Service Council, focuses its efforts on four areas: prevention, health & wellness, early development, and medical neighborhood development.

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      
March 1, 12PM-4PM 
Women's Health Day at the Capitol
@ Oklahoma State Capitol (4th Floor Rotunda)
For more information, e-mail Aaron Wilder at:

March 1, 1:30PM-3:30PM 
Oklahoma Health Care Authority Stakeholder Meeting
@ OU-Tulsa
Online attendance also available at certain times on March 1st and 2nd.
For more information on times and to register for the webinar, see:     

March 1, 5PM-7:30PM 
Wellness Class hosted by Healthy Women Healthy Futures
@ Hutcherson YMCA, 1120 E. Pine St.

March 3, 8AM-4PM* 
Route 66 Conference: Stuttering in School-aged Children by Dr. J. Scott Yaruss
@ University of Tulsa
To register, e-mail: 

March 3, 9AM-12PM 
Building Collaborative Groups Workshop

@ OSU-Tulsa
To register, see:  

March 3, 2PM-4PM 
Lecture: Pride of Ownership (on community-university relationships) by Dr. John Saltmarsh
@ OU-Tulsa
To register, see: 

March 6, 12:30PM-2PM 
Family Resource Meeting (formerly DOTS) - connecting services and resources for families in Tulsa

For more information, contact: 

March 8, 12PM-1:30PM 
FHC General Coalition Training: Domestic Violence 101


March 10, 11:30AM-1PM   
Sooner HAN Learning Series: Obesity by Christina Crowder, RDN, LD

@ OU-Tulsa

March 16, 9AM-4PM 
Tulsa Grant Writing Summit

@ OSU-Tulsa
To register, see: 

March 23, 12PM-2PM  Food on the Move
@ Tulsa Community College NE, 3727 E. Apache

March 23, 6PM-8PM 
Lecture: Substance Use and Your Child by Florence Breslin, M.S.

@ Laureate (1st floor Library Conference Room)

March 21, 6PM-8PM
ood on the Move
@ Educare, 524 N. Madison

March 24, 10AM-12PM    CHAT: Federal Updates to Healthcare
@ Indian Healthcare Resource Center

*Continuing Education Units available for various professions

Save the Dates: 
Funding Opportunities
(listed in chronological order of deadlines)    

Data science research: Personal health libraries for consumers and patients.
Funder: Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Letter of Intent due by March 31, 2017)
The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.
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.

Public policy effects on alcohol-, marijuana-, and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes.
Funder: Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: June 5, 2017 
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health. Research projects that may be supported by this FOA include, but are not necessarily limited to: causal analyses of the effects of one or multiple public policies; evaluations of the effectiveness of specific public policies as tools for improving public health through their effects on alcohol-, marijuana-, and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes; and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between public policies and alcohol-, marijuana-, and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes.

Digital humanities advancement grants.
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: June 6, 2017 
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. You can find a discussion of the forms that experimentation can take in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which is available on the program resource page. This program combines the former Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants and Digital Humanities Implementation Grants programs; the combined program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries.

Gelvin Foundation Community Grants
Funder: The Gelvin Foundation
Deadline: May 10, 2017 
The Gelvin Foundation is limited by policy to the support of non-profit organizations principally in Oklahoma, with emphasis given to organizations whose programs and services primarily benefit those living within a 30-mile radius of Tulsa or Eufaula.  To be eligible for consideration, an organization must have a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status or its equivalent with the Internal Revenue Service. Grant applications for individuals or political interests are not accepted, and applications for general support, debt reduction or continued support for the same programs are discouraged.

Chapman Foundation Grants for Tulsa-Area Community Projects
Funder: H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust; Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Deadline: Letter of Intent due by March 1, 2017, for 2nd quarter consideration
Requests with the following attributes are favored:
  • Funding the project or program will serve a documented need and have a significant impact on the community.
  • Financial support of (i) the organization management and board of directors, (ii) individuals of the general community affected by the program or project, and (iii) other private foundations.
  • Sound financial planning for maintenance and continuation of the project or program after the initial funding is complete.
  • Potentially benefits a significant segment of people.
  • Applicant has committed volunteers and staff leadership.
For more information, see:  
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