Grants Fund Mental Health Pilot Child Welfare Efforts

Nat'l Institutes of Health logoAgency: National Institutes of Health (HHS); Program: Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34) (CFDA Number: 93.242) (Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-266); Eligibility: Schools, governments, universities, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $225,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 7, 2018.

Summary: These funds support pilot programs to test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.

The navigator models should promote early delivery of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents as soon as symptoms are detected. NIH would like to see models that coordinate needed care strategies, determine the personalized match to the level of needed service amount, frequency and intensity, and harness novel technologies to track and monitor the trajectory of clinical, functional and behavioral progress.

Info: (NOFA) for questions about this funding competition, 301/435-0714; (email).

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