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The Missouri Foundation for Health’s Childhood Asthma Linkages in Missouri (CALM) program supports the implementation and expansion of comprehensive, innovative, and evidence-based programs to improve health outcomes for school-age children with asthma. The central purpose of the CALM is to demonstrate that collaborations between a child’s school, medical care provider and other community organizations lead to better overall asthma care for the child, and an overall reduction in asthma symptoms. MFH’s goals for CALM are to support organizations that raise childhood asthma awareness and promote asthma education in community settings; identify, diagnose and address untreated asthma cases; reduce barriers in asthma self-care for children and dependent care; and reduce the occurrence of disabling asthma in children.

CALM is a multi-faceted program initially focusing on establishing linkages among schools, medical care providers and community organizations. The most successful programs are those incorporating long-term behavior change and developing the necessary systems to advance comprehensive asthma care for children. Funded projects will provide detailed plans and activities that clearly articulate:

  • Educational & Skills Training Programs for Children and Care Givers.
  • Educational & Training Programs for School Nurses, Teachers and School Staff.
  • Training Primary Care Physicians on Asthma Care Standards.
  • Collaboration with Community Partners.
  • Follow-Up Care and Communication.
  • Sustainability.

Because applications to this program will benefit from multidisciplinary involvement, the Office of Foundation Relations will host a meeting on December 10 at 9:00 a.m. in 123 Jesse Hall. Individuals interested in participating in and/or leading an application are encouraged to attend and share ideas. Interested individuals should also plan to participate in a pre-application conference call to be provided by the MFH on December 12, currently scheduled for 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, December 14, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the following: 1) rationale for the program, 2) planned interventions/activities, 3) target population and barriers it faces, 4) measures that will determine achievement of objectives, and 5) any planned collaborations or partnerships.



A total of $4 million has been allocated by MFH for the CALM PAG in 2008. Applicants may apply for a maximum of $750,000 over a 60-month (5 years) period.

MU Deadline:

5:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2007

Sponsor Deadlines:

4:00 p.m., January 17, 2008

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and social science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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