Funding ORR Ethnic Community Self-Help Program

Funding Opportunity: Ethnic Community Self-Help Program
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Funding for refugee ethnic community-based organizations as well as refugee ethnic organizations that are faith-based to provide services to newly arrived refugees. The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee communities that arrived in the U.S. no earlier than 2008. 15 awards between $100,000 and $250,000 will be distributed. Applications due on March 22, 2013. 

New Americans Health Info Portal

Resource: New Americans Health Information Portal
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences
Portal to identified quality multi-lingual health education documents and receptacle for health documents created by Heartland’s Refugee Health Programs.  Materials available in many refugee languages.

Funding NIH Health Literacy

Funding Opportunity: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy
National Institutes of Health
Funding to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ public health priorities.
Application Closing Date: May 7, 2013

Country Condition Reports

Resource: Country Condition Reports
Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and National Partnership for Community Training
Reports contain historical timelines, brief descriptions of common methods of torture, and synopses of current conditions and pertinent issues related to each country. Reports available for Somalia, Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Iraq, and Syria.

Welcoming America TA Center

Resource: Tools to enhance and sustain resettlement work in local communities
Welcoming America, Fostering Community Engagement and Welcoming Communities Project
Welcoming America provides technical assistance to the nation’s refugee resettlement network by offering tools and support to promote a positive community climate and ensure successful integration of refugees.

African Health Webinar

Event: Health Education Webinar for African Immigrants
Feb 22, 2013, 12 to 1pm ET
Presented by: National African Immigrant Project of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, together with the Center on Health Disparities at Adventist HealthCare
Audience: African immigrants
Free online health education class that specifically addresses African immigrant health and is taught by African health experts.  This webinar is part of a research study on managing chronic diseases and other conditions.  Eligible webinar participants will receive a $25 gift card for attendance and a second $25 gift card for follow-up participation.

HHS ACA Webinars

Training: Health Care Law webinars
Presented by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Audience: Community-based and faith-based organizations
Webinars present information about the Health Care Law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, in plain language for a general audience.  Upcoming webinars are listed on the HHS website.  Webinars scheduled for February and March include:

  • Tour of Feb 21, 2013 at 12:30pm ET
  • Connecting Kids to Coverage: Feb 27, 2013 at 2pm ET
  • Health Care Law 101: March 7, 2013 at 1pm ET

Redesigned ORR website

Resource: U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement website
U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Visit the newly redesigned ORR website for resources and information including 2012/13 funding opportunities.  View resources by state to find which programs are supported by ORR and funding levels for each program.  Website also contains contact information for State Refugee Coordinators, State Health Coordinators, and ORR State Analysts.