Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Pauline Maki (Focus Area: Serious Mental Illness) is authorized to submit Angela Odoms-Young and Angela Ellison are authorized to submit (Focus area: Adolescent/childhood obesity) Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Program Summary

Program Summary

*EXPEDITED REVIEW* DEADLINE IS WEDNEDAY JUNE 21 AT NOON

The Empowered Communities Initiatives program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment and recovery services, and reduce the health consequences of opioid abuse; reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among children and adolescents; and reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level. The ECI seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations that include academic medical centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, or Tribal epidemiology centers, and community based organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and promising practices with the greatest potential for impact. OMH anticipates funding up to 16 cooperative agreements for $300,000 to $350,000 each for approximately $5 million total, for a one-year period of performance, for a project period of three years. Each application should address only one of the three focus areas of the ECI program: opioid abuse; childhood/adolescent obesity; or serious mental illness. We will consider only one application per organization for each focus area.

 

UIC is limited to submit only one application per focus area: 1. Opioid Epidemic 2. Childhood/Adolescent Obesity 3. Serious Mental illness

Application Limits

Application Limits

University is limited to one proposal PER FOCUS AREA

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
June 21, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
August 1, 2017

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

DUE TO THE QUICKLY APPROACHING DEADLINE, IN ADDITION TO THE ONLINE LOI, PLEASE INCLUDE AN ATTACHMENT THAT BRIEFLY ADDRESSES THE BELOW (2 PAGE LIMIT) DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 AT NOON

 

**STATE WHICH FOCUS AREA YOU ARE APPLYING FOR

 

1.Executive Summary and Problem Statement (signifance and prevalence of targeted priority area)

2. Experience in managing project activities involving priority area

3. How your project goals and objectives are aligned to the ECI purpose 

4. Overview of program plan including proposd interventions

 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.