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VUMC Limited Submission Opportunity: HRSA Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network; deadline is Jan. 13

Dec. 22, 2021, 2:05 PM

These instructions are for VUMC investigators. VU investigators should apply through InfoReady and address any questions to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

Applications due Jan. 13, 2022

VUMC may submit only one proposal to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network (CYSHCN-RN) program.

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, interdisciplinary research network (RN) for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. CYSHCNRN will provide national leadership in research to address critical knowledge gaps related to the implementation and measurement of a comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered system of services for CYSHCN and their families.

Goal: The goal of this program is to improve the lives of CYSHCN and their families, such that CYSHCN enjoy a full life, from childhood through adulthood, and thrive in systems that support their social, health, and emotional needs; and ensure dignity, autonomy, independence and active participation in their communities. The program will accomplish this by establishing and maintaining the infrastructure needed to conduct research on emergent and persistent public health challenges facing CYSHCN and their families. The network will conduct primary and secondary interdisciplinary, health systems research to address the research gaps identified in Health System Research Priorities for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs.

The CYSHCN-RN will:

  1. Establish and maintain an infrastructure to support a national portfolio of multisite, interdisciplinary research focused on emergent and persistent public health challenges facing CYSHCN and their families.
  2. Conduct primary and secondary interdisciplinary research, of which 75 percent is expected to align with research gaps identified in Health System Research Priorities for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs.
  3. Conduct primary and secondary interdisciplinary research in the following areas: (1) measures of well-being and quality of life in clinical care and public health settings; (2) integration of care and services across sectors (e.g., health, school, early intervention, community, home, etc.); and (3) the effect of partnership and engagement of CYSHCN and their families on CYSHCN health and health systems outcomes.

Award Information:

HRSA anticipates funding one award of up to $1,000,000 total costs per year for 5 years (performance period: September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2027.)

See the full NOFO for more information.

Internal Application Process:

Anyone interested in being considered to submit VUMC’s proposal must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Jan. 13:

  • Brief project description including summary budget (2 pages max).
  • Letter of support from department chair/center director;
  • NIH Biosketch or 5-page CV

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

 

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