Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

The following excerpt comes from the June 25, 2018, post on the Grants.Gov Community Blog. As with many projects in life, it is best to begin your planning and writing as early as you can. When applying for federal grants, the OMB Uniform Guidance sets forth a 30 to 60 day range for federal funding opportunities … Continue reading Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

Useful Resource: Crafting a Science News Release

The following excerpt comes from the May 23, 2018, article on the Perspectives Blog from NIH. The role of a news release in science communication has changed in recent years. No longer are announcements directed solely to journalists to inform their coverage of an institution’s latest and greatest research finding. The modern news release is … Continue reading Useful Resource: Crafting a Science News Release

Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Recently, the National Academies Press made the report An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: Proceedings of Joint Workshop available for pre-order or download. The report is the summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop held jointly by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the … Continue reading Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Useful Resource: How to Tell Stories about Complex Issues

The following excerpt comes from the May 7, 2018, article by Annie Neimand from Stanford Social Innovation Review. Storytelling is one of the greatest tools we have for engaging communities on complex social and environmental issues, in ways that can drive belief and behavior change. People are far more likely to remember information if it … Continue reading Useful Resource: How to Tell Stories about Complex Issues

Useful Resource: Develop Your Budget

To assist individuals in the preparation of a research grant application, the National Institutes of Health created an online resource explaining different aspects of the budgeting process.  The resource provides explanations of the following topics. Cost Considerations Budgets: Getting Started Difference between allowable direct costs and allowable facilities & administrative costs Modular versus detailed budgets … Continue reading Useful Resource: Develop Your Budget

Useful Resource: Demystifying Funding Opportunity Announcements on Grants.gov—Grant Writing Basics

The following excerpt comes from the April 2, 2018, post on the Grants.Gov Community Blog. It is easy to be intimidated when you first encounter a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on Grants.gov. There are the four tabs of content. The technical language culled from industry and government programs. Application forms, some of which may require … Continue reading Useful Resource: Demystifying Funding Opportunity Announcements on Grants.gov—Grant Writing Basics

Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

The following excerpt comes from the April 5, 2018, article by Brian C. Quinn on the Health Affairs Blog. Creating a Culture of Health—one in which health is a shared value and every person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible—requires leadership, innovation, and collaboration across every field, profession, and sector, far beyond … Continue reading Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

Raising awareness about public health partnerships one video at a time

The following excerpt comes from the April 5, 2018, article by Holly Gainer on UAB News. Public health impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. From where we live, learn, work and play, public health touches issues in all communities. To shine a light on the role the field plays in the Birmingham and Jefferson … Continue reading Raising awareness about public health partnerships one video at a time

Useful Resource: Why Health Equity Matters

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides many resources for those interested in working toward the development of a Culture of Health. The web portal on Achieving Health Equity provides resources to help individuals understand health equity, why it important, and how to work toward equity. Available resources include: Visualizing Health Equity: One Size Does Not … Continue reading Useful Resource: Why Health Equity Matters

Useful Resource: Community Health Training Institute

Focused on providing targeted skills development to individuals and teams working to build healthy communities in Massachusetts, the Community Health Training Institute pulled together various online training resources to create a resource/training portal. Accessible content includes: CHTI Health Equity Toolkit Coalition Building Community Health Improvement Planning Incorporating Data in Your Work Read about their full … Continue reading Useful Resource: Community Health Training Institute