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INTRODUCTION: The Hepatitis B Foundation is offering mini-grants for one (1) year to Hep B United coalition partners working on hepatitis B education, screening and linkage to care activities. Up to eight awards will be given ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to qualify for this award, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have in place an active, local coalition focusing on hepatitis B education, screening and linkage to care activities. Eligible applicants must be current Hep B United members with the capacity to directly implement the proposal, collect data as required, provide written reports, and manage the funds appropriately. Applicants must submit a project narrative and work plan that will be evaluated by a grants committee.
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this RFP is to enhance the capacity of Hep B United coalition partners to conduct HBV education, testing and linkage to care in their local communities. The emphasis of this RFP is focused on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities, and supporting activities at the local coalition level to advance the hepatitis B priority areas of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (VHAP). This RFP focuses on Hep B United’s Strategic Priority Areas:
- Educating Providers and Communities to Reduce Health Disparities
- Improving testing and linkage to care to prevent HBV-related liver disease and cancer
- Eliminating Perinatal Transmission
- Strengthening Surveillance to Detect Viral Hepatitis Transmission and Disease
The Hep B United mini-grants program for 2017-2018 will include opportunities for all 4 priority areas.
PROPOSAL: Applicants are to focus on one of the four priority areas above, and develop related activities to support coalition building and maintenance, education and training, and testing and linkage to care efforts. Activities can include, but are not limited to:
- Developing local coalition infrastructure (including partnership development and partner training);
- Implementing the #justB storytelling campaign into local education and community engagement efforts;
creating new story-focused educational programming, including story circles; (focusing on reducing stigma,
fostering open HBV discussion and move people towards screening);
- Identifying/developing systems and strategies to increase HBV screening;
- Increasing the number of community-based HBV screening and education events in your community;
- Increasing HBV disaggregated data sharing (conducting formalized data collection, analysis, and/or
dissemination, and/or using new technologies to collect community-based HBV screening data);
- Identifying and addressing specific local barriers to HBV screening and linkage to care;
- Developing strategies for reaching specific, hard to reach populations in your communities;
- Developing programming to improve hepatitis B knowledge among infected pregnant women, and improve HBV-related care for infected pregnant women
- Developing strategies based upon a comprehensive family approach, to improve HBV knowledge, awareness and testing of family members of infected mothers
Project sites will be offered ongoing support and training throughout the 12-month project period. This will focus on improving skills (i.e. data collection and management; technology; IRB). Training and support will also allow project sites to make use of best practice models and existing educational tools and resources for AA & NHPI communities. Project sites will be expected to evaluate their project and complete/submit final reports to the Hepatitis B Foundation and present their findings to Hep B United.