Funding Announcement – Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; ‘Closing the Gap’...

Funding Announcement – Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; ‘Closing the Gap’ Grant Program



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Tallahassee, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BLACK PR WIRE)–January 30, 2005–The Florida Department of Health, Office Minority Health, announces the availability of approximately $6 million in funds for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 to provide prevention, intervention and education services to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in minority populations. The Closing the Gap grants are for communities to mobilize and organize their resources in support of effective and sustainable programs which will assist in eliminating health disparities of racial and ethnic populations. Applicants may submit an application addressing only one of the health priority areas of those identified for funding – HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, cancer (comprehensive or breast and cervical), diabetes, adult and childhood immunizations, maternal and infant mortality or oral health care.

A pre-application teleconference will be held February 13, 2006 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. To participate in the teleconference from outside the Tallahassee area, please call 1-888-816-1123. Individuals in the Tallahassee and surrounding areas can access the teleconference by dialing 850-921-5230.

Online Applications are available at: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/equopp/ctg/indexctg.html.

For information concerning the “Closing the Gap” grant program, contact the Office of Minority Health: 850-245-4444, ext. 2502.

Funding Announcement – Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; ‘Closing the Gap’ Grant Program