Subject: Health, Child Welfare, Healthcare, Parenting, Family Support
Deadline: Mar. 23, 2015
"The purpose of the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) program is to improve the health status of infants, children, and youth with chronic respiratory conditions. PPCs achieve this objective by addressing four (4) aims:
- Providing interdisciplinary leadership training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in five core disciplines of pediatric pulmonary medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, and family leadership. PPCs serve as models of excellence in interdisciplinary training, systems integration, and research related to chronic respiratory conditions in infants, children, and youth;
- Engaging with families as full partners to support family-centered practice, policies, and research;
- Impacting policies and practices at the regional and national levels, including working with state and local health agencies and providers through a public health/population-based approach. PPCs provide a critical link in assuring that the next generation of health care providers contribute to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) mission to assure access to care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCNs) through systems improvement; and
- Supporting diverse trainees and faculty, and cultural and linguistic competence approaches, to address health disparities related to chronic respiratory conditions."
Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Eligibility: Only public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning may apply for training grants. "Institution of higher learning" is defined as any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine.