Fall 2020 Awards and Grants

UNH Institute on Disability Receives $2.5M to Transform Higher Education in NH 

The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the US Department of Education-Office of Postsecondary Education to create greater access to post-secondary education for young adults with an intellectual disability (ID).  Full Announcement

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Dr. JoAnne Malloy Receives $2.4M from HRSA for Building Futures Together

Dr. JoAnne Malloy, research associate professor, recently received $2.4M from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Building Futures Together. The newly funded program will prepare 98 paraprofessionals in healthcare and school settings to provide specialized enhanced care coordination to children, youth, and their caregivers whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).  Full Announcement

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NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program Receives Funding from NIOSH

The IOD received funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to partner with NH DHHS to conduct a callback survey of COVID patients who worked 14 days prior to experiencing symptoms and being diagnosed to learn more about safety and health in the workplace. Partner states and NIOSH project personnel will work together to create a multi-state dataset that will be analyzed using descriptive statistics about the characteristics of COVID-19 cases with potential occupational exposure. The results will be summarized in a peer-reviewed manuscript to help build the epidemiologic evidence base related to COVID-19 among workers.

IOD Awarded Susan Harwood Training Grant to Improve Safety Training for Workers with ID

The IOD’s was awarded $80,000 for a DOL Capacity Building Pilot. Mary St. Jacque will serve as the Principal Investigator and guide efforts to address a shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with IDD.


Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adults with IDD-MH and their Families

The Center for START Services was awarded $139,999 in enhancement funding for Reconciling the Past & Changing the Future: Engaging Young Adults with IDD-MH and Researchers in CER,  from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) through the University of Florida.  Research Abstract


NH Leadership Series Receives $8,500 Grant from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

The New Hampshire Leadership Series recently received an $8,500 grant from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation in support of the Advanced Leadership Series: Oral Healthcare for People with Disabilities Initiative. Full Announcement