Health Education Lupus Program (HELP)

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Opportunity ID: 297940
Opportunity Number: CPI-MP-18-001
Opportunity Title: Health Education Lupus Program (HELP)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.137
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: Individuals not eligible
Agency Code: HHS-OPHS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jan 03, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Description: : Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority, including American Indian/Alaska Native, and disadvantaged populations. The purpose of the Health Education Lupus Program (HELP) is to eliminate lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations and disadvantaged population disproportionately affected by this disease. Many, if not most, of the affected population a) live in communities without experienced providers; 2) can have other simultaneous comorbidities; 3) receive services covered by available public insurance, i.e., Medicaid or Medicare, if eligible; and 4) have not been exposed to a culturally and linguistically appropriate public awareness messages regarding lupus. Six to nine eligible applicants will be funded to a) increase and improve culturally and linguistically appropriate awareness to the general public; improve training and curriculum development for required certified education units (CEU) focused on lupus for health care providers , including certified and licensed community health workers or other certified and licensed health-care paraprofessionals; improve lupus diagnosis and treatment and address comorbidities co-occurring with lupus; and develop lupus self-management curriculum for minority and disadvantaged populations living in urban and rural territories and training; or b) expand the implementation of a culturally and linguistically appropriate education program on clinical trials focused on lupus that educates and recruits racial and ethnic minority, including American Indian/Alaska Native, and/or disadvantaged populations to participate in clinical trials focused on lupus.
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