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From the GMR: CDC Funding for American Indians/Alaska Natives

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has two funding opportunities focused on cancer in American Indians/Alaska Natives. One award will be made under each.

(1) Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Services for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Women

Funding Opportunity Number: DP07-714
Application Deadline: July 23, 2007
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $350,000

The purpose of this program is to:
*Increase the number of urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women
receiving Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection (BCCED)screening.
*Decrease time to access diagnosis and treatment.
*Increase participation of Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) in
state BCCED Program & Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions.
*To provide a model for other state health department programs to work
with UIHOs in a collaborative, culturally appropriate manner.

Details at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/DP07-714.htm

(2) Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Prevention and Control Programs for American Indian/Alaska Native People

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DP07-711 Application Deadline: August
6, 2007 Expected Number of Awards: 1 Estimated Total Program Funding:

Non-profit organizations with experience and expertise in addressing the health care needs of urban Indian populations and providing culturally competent services to them. Please see the complete funding opportunity
announcement for more eligibility details.

The goal of the program is to develop/strengthen collaborative partnerships among 1) American Indian/Alaska Native health facilities/ tribal organizations, 2) state/local health departments and 3)organizations working with cancer control which will result in improved screening access and outcomes.

Details at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/DP07-711.htm

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