Three Native Youth Related Funding Opportunities – Office of Minority Health

The U.S. Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced a series of competitive funding opportunities, three of which are related to Native American youth issues. Please see the information below and visit the OMH website for more details.

Application Deadline: June 8, 2012

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Program (AI/AN) The overall intent of the AI/AN program is to strengthen the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) to: collect and manage data more effectively; better understand and develop the link between public health problems and behavior, socioeconomic conditions, and geography; and create a pipeline program for students to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the public health and biomedical sciences professions.
  • Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model to Curb HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents (CHAT) The CHAT program seeks to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of high risk minority youth (13-19 years old) by supporting community-based efforts to increase HIV/AIDS prevention/education efforts, testing, counseling and referrals.
  • Youth Empowerment Program (YEP): The YEP seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth, 10-18 years of age, and provide them with opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

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