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Improving Nutrition for Adolescents in Bangladesh

1040
chronic disease
Improving Nutrition for Adolescents in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
To demonstrate the effectiveness and scalability of using the secondary school platform to deliver iron and folic acid to improve the nutrition and health status of adolescents in selected districts of Bangladesh.

Augmenting Evidence of CDC’s HI-5 Initiative

1027
chronic disease
Augmenting Evidence of CDC’s HI-5 Initiative
United States of America
To augment the evidence in CDC's Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative to enable public health practitioners and other stakeholders to put HI-5 into action. The CDC Foundation will work with a consortium of stakeholders to synthesize, translate and disseminate lessons learned from states and communities that have enacted and implemented policies related to three social and economic interventions featured in HI-5; identify resources and supports needed for additional states and communities to advance these interventions through policy strategies; and highlight research gaps related to these interventions.

Newborn Screening Test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

1026
Newborn screening
Newborn Screening Test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
United States of America
To facilitate collaborative development of a newborn bloodspot screening test to detect the genetic lesions that cause spinal muscular atrophy. The test will be designed to use in public health newborn screening laboratories.

Accelerating Implementation of the 6|18 Initiative

973
chronic disease
Accelerating Implementation of the 6|18 Initiative
United States of America
To educate local and regional philanthropies about CDC's 6|18 Initiative and engage in a cross-sector discussion about potential opportunities to accelerate and sustain implementation of the 6|18 Initiative and to achieve short and longer-term health and cost returns on investment in participating pilot states.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC's Office of the Associate Director of Policy; Grantmakers In Health

Wearable Device Data for Population Health

942
chronic disease prevention
Wearable Device Data for Population Health
California, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC, USA
United States of America
To use the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to describe use of wearable devices and mobile applications, and assess their willingness to share personal health data for public health surveillance.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Contraceptive Use Module for States

927
women at doctor
Contraceptive Use Module for States
New York, USA
United States of America
To support state use of a module on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that assesses contraceptive use among women aged 50 and younger. This effort will allow for the development of state-level estimates of the methods of contraception used and reasons for not using contraception.
Guttmacher Institute
CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Health Consequences of Marijuana

910
Marijuana
Health Consequences of Marijuana
United States of America
To develop a comprehensive, in-depth systematic review of existing evidence regarding health consequences of marijuana use, as well as to identify a short- and long-term research agenda focused on improving our understanding of the potential association of marijuana use with acute and chronic health outcomes. Additionally, the project will include a variety of activities to ensure broad dissemination and use of the report findings by key stakeholders in public health, healthcare and public policy.
Mat-Su Health Foundation; The Truth Initiative; Colorado Health Foundation; Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; California Department of Public Health
CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health

Testing of Sexual Identity Questions by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics

680
chronic
Testing of Sexual Identity Questions by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics
United States of America
To develop and field test questions on sexual identity for inclusion in the National Health Interview Study.
Gill Foundation
CDC's National Center for Health Statistics

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and HBV

679
pregnant woman
Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
China
To help CDC increase understanding of the effectiveness of using maternal tenofovir containing combination drug during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HBV in co-infected mothers.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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