CDC Announces Funding Opportunity for Hemoglobinopathies Surveillance
April 5, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a funding opportunity for CDC-RFA-DD10-1017, entitled “State-based Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies.”
This opportunity is available to all states who are NOT currently receiving funds from DD09-909.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI) seeks to develop and implement a collaborative pilot project with population-based surveillance of confirmed hemoglobinopathies of both pediatric and non-pediatric populations using the established newborn screening program and other data sources. The purpose of this program is to provide support through CDC cooperative agreements for non-research activities to collect and link data on selected samples of patients for population-based estimates. The program is a pilot and designed as a learning collaborative effort between states with a mixture of characteristics. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data that is linkable will be collected, depending on the health indicator to be measured.
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The Division of Blood Disorders will host a technical assistance call on April 15, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to answer any questions potential applicants may have. (Dial-in number for that call is 1-877-951-8091; participant code is 7388147). Application due date is May 14, 2010.
A copy of the announcement may be downloaded by clicking here. To access both the announcement and an application package, go to www.grants.gov and select “apply for grants.” Then select “Download a grant application” and enter the Funding Announcement Number CDC-RFA-DD10-1017.