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2010 Healthy Tomorrows Grantees Announced

The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau awarded nine new five-year Healthy Tomorrows grants on March 1, 2010. These five-year grants provide approximately $50,000 per year to improve child health through community-based initiatives on prevention and access to health service for vulnerable populations. These projects focus on various topics, such as oral health, obesity, mental health, and school health. These projects focus on various topics, such as oral health, obesity, mental health, and school health



Below are the new programs approved for funding. Full project summaries and contact information can be found at http://www.aap.org/commpeds/htpcp.

Project Name

Location

Pediatric Wellness Project

Moreno Valley, CA

Childhood Obesity Prevention, Education and Treatment (PET) Initiative

Boynton Beach, FL

Project Healthy Smiles

Miami, FL

Healthcare Without Walls

Atlanta, GA

Health Partnership for Healthy Infants

Billings, MT

Future Families Project

Las Vegas, NV

Improving Amish Children's Access to Healthcare

Middlefield, OH

Building Healthy Families

Central Point, OR

Promoting Health through Community Collaboration (PHCC) Initiative

Philadelphia, PA

The Healthy Tomorrows program currently supports 48 projects in 30 states plus Puerto Rico.

All current and previous funded Healthy Tomorrows projects are searchable accessing the Grants Database at www.aap.org/grantsdatabase. For additional information regarding these new projects or about the Healthy Tomorrows program, please contact Karla Palmer at kpalmer@aap.org.

 

New and Improved National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation has launched a new and improved Web site (www.medicalhomeinfo.org)! The new site features a plethora of resources and information designed to help you learn more about family-centered medical home and how practices, families, communities and states are working on implementation. Informational destinations on the Web site include:

  • Medical Homes@Work e-Newsletter: Spotlights timely information and resources related to implementing medical home.
  • How to Implement Tools/Resources: Features an extensive list of user-friendly tools and resources for implementation of medical home in the pediatric practice. Visit this section to see how you can adapt these tools to best meet the needs of your patient, client, or child.
  • Training Resources: Houses a variety of tools and resources targeted towards pediatricians and the medical home care team that may also be of interest and/or use for families, youth, communities, and states.
  • State Pages: Highlights information on state pediatric medical home initiatives, key contacts, partners, and related grant activities and initiatives.
  • Quick Links: Contains links to valuable resources and information including the Building Your Medical Home toolkit(www.pediatricmedhome.org), upcoming conferences, emerging issues and marketing materials.
  • For Families: Presents links to tools and resources aimed at assisting families including the Building Your Care Notebook, Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, tips for partnering with your physician, and Title V.
  • National Initiatives: Consists of information that the National Center tracks on the many national medical home initiatives, including multi-payor demonstration projects and state grant initiatives that are rapidly increasing across the country.

For additional information about the Web site or the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, please contact Heather Stob at 847/434-4902 or hstob@aap.org.

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