DHA Releases Grant Notice

The Health Services Research (HSR) Initiative established in FY 2019, provides intramural and extramural HSR in topic areas directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. (more…)

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Funds to Address Diagnostic Safety

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation https://www.moore.org recently announced funding for three to six research grants between $250,000 and $500,000. The funding will support developing new clinical measures aimed at avoiding errors and improving the ability to accurately diagnosis diseases in three major categories. The categories include acute vascular events (stroke and myocardial infarction), infections (sepsis and pneumonia), and cancer. (more…)

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Surveying Seniors Using Telehealth

American Well https://www.americanwell.com commissioned a Poll to do an online study on over 2,000 senior adults to measure usage and sentiments toward telehealth. On June 19, 2019, American Well released their “2019 Senior Consumer Survey Findings”. (more…)

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Imaging for ASD in Infancy

Research suggests using brain imaging in high risk children may predict problems as young at six months old. A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a five year $9.5 million grant to evaluate whether brain imagining can help detect if there is a very high risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in early infancy. (more…)

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Addressing Workforce Shortages

According to a June 12 blog posted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), https://www.astho.org, rural communities not only tend to have fewer physicians, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare workers, but also face higher rates of chronic disease, mental illness, and obesity than their urban counterparts. (more…)

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Support for Treatment Decisions

The Peterson Center on Healthcare https://petersonhealthcare.org established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s new partnership with Northwestern University https://www.feomberg/northwestern.edu. The initiative will be implemented in clinical programs across Northwestern Medicine and will focus on people diagnosed with advanced cancer and chronic kidney disease. (more…)

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CDC Funds to Help Diabetics

CDC https://cdc.gov has awarded a grant for $2.19 million to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) https://www.ok.gov/health. The grant funding to be available through June 29, 2020, will be used to help people at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. (more…)

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