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Office of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Receives Two Important Grants

July, 12, 2016

The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health's Bureau of Family Health has been awarded two federal grants, one to help prevent common injuries and another to help foster successful early childhood development. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control awarded the first grant to help the Bureau of Family Health evaluate and disseminate strategies that address the most pressing injury and violence issues facing Louisiana families by funding the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). This program will bolster the Office of Public Health's efforts around decreasing injury and violence-related morbidity and mortality and increasing the sustainability of injury prevention programs and practices across the state. Louisiana is one of 23 states to receive this award, which provide $250,000 per year for five years.

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) awarded the second grant to help the Office of Public Health improve developmental health in children and family well-being using a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) approach. The grant’s local-level efforts will be concentrated in Morehouse and Vermilion parishes, where the Office of Public Health will partner with the Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) and Project LAUNCH collaborators. Up to 15 states will receive this award of $426,500 per year for five years.

The Bureau of Family Health looks forward to the new opportunities these grants bring to improve the lives of Louisiana residents. 

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