New Grants & Contracts

November 20, 2017

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  • Dr. JoAnne Malloy and the UNH Social Work Department secured funding for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program award. This is a $1.9M grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration over four years designed to expand the recruitment, cross-disciplinary training, and field experiences of UNH Master’s level students to increase access to high-quality integrated primary/behavioral health care for individuals in rural areas and medically-underserved populations.
  • Linda Bimbo is the principal investigator for the new Living Well NH Quality Framework grant to develop and implement the New Hampshire Quality framework – a comprehensive and coordinated approach to increase and improve the quality of home- and community-based services for Granite Staters who experience disabilities. It is a five-year, $2.2M grant, funded by the Administration for Community Living and developed in partnership with the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, People First, Bureau of Developmental Services, ABLE NH and Community Support Network, Inc.
  • Drs. Debra Brucker and Vidya Sundar (UNH Occupational Therapy Department) were awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to support their research project, Career self-management through job crafting for people with physical and mild cognitive disabilities. Drs. Sundar and Brucker will partner with Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Marsh Brook Rehab, and the UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety to develop and test a new approach to assisting persons with disabilities to retain employment and seek opportunities for growth in the workplace.
  • Dr. JoAnne Malloy received the CoRe Interdisciplinary Working Group award from the UNH Sr. Vice Provost for Research to support “Effective Supports for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges.” This project will bring together UNH faculty in Social Work, Education, Psychology, experts from the Carsey School of Public Policy and Cooperative Extension, state and community policy makers, and family and youth to engage in a year-long conversation about some of our most vulnerable youth and families.

  • Dr. Kimberly Phillips and the Disability & Public Health Project received a supplemental award of $25,000 to collaborate with five other states to use administrative claims data to identify patterns of health and health care utilization for Medicaid recipients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Dan Habib raised more than $35,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming documentary film, Intelligent Lives, in just 17 days. He met and surpassed his original $30,000 goal – the additional funds will go towards a young adult engagement campaign around inclusive practices in education and employment which will accompany the movie.