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USDA center releases behavioral economics grant and fellowship opportunities

May 14, 2015

Up to five grants of $50,000 and six fellowships with $15,000 in seed grant funding were announced by Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center).

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USDA announces grants for childhood obesity prevention programs

April 1, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 26 the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the flagship competitive grant program authorized under the 2014 […]

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New award program invites proposals for innovative community and hospital collaborations to catalyze healthy communities

November 19, 2014

The newly launched BUILD Health Challenge is seeking innovative proposals for community-based organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and other key stakeholders to work as partners on efforts that advance equity and community health. Jointly funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the BUILD […]

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USDA awards funding for regional centers of excellence in nutrition education and obesity prevention

October 24, 2014

On Oct. 17 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as well as a coordinating center, which will develop and test innovative nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for underserved, low-income families. “Nearly one in three […]

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USDA invests nearly $118 million to support America’s specialty crop producers

October 8, 2014

On Oct. 2 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture, and nursery crops. The grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill as part of an effort to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and provide resources to strengthen […]

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NCCOR’s D. Berrigan an HHSinnovates semi-finalist: Voting is open!

April 10, 2014

We are pleased to share that Dr. Tatalovich and National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) member Dr. David Berrigan’s  HHSinnovates nomination – “Updated Urban Sprawl Data for the United States: Better data describing changes in urban form over time will strengthen evidence for the role of the built environment in access to health services and as an […]

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New funding opportunity from NIH/CDC for small business to create tools to collect health metrics

September 10, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a funding opportunity for small businesses to develop user-friendly tools facilitating the construction of environmental metrics related to the determinants: health behaviors and health care. Such metrics are gaining wider use in the research literature, notably in the development of […]

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Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity funds projects to improve school nutrition programs and increase sale of health foods in urban areas

May 16, 2013

The Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity has awarded funding to two intervention projects aimed at preventing childhood obesity. The research is part of the third round of funding focused on “rapid response projects.” The Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity reviewed research proposals from around the world and selected the following:

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USDA announces new funding opportunity for childhood obesity prevention research

February 19, 2013

On Feb. 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would be funding up to $5 million in new grants for childhood obesity prevention research. The grants are funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which funds competitive grants for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension to address food and agricultural sciences. These […]

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Cancer Research Training Award fellowship opportunity at the National Cancer Institute

February 13, 2013

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) with an emphasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment is a one- or two-year position with the […]

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