[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Page 38093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18674]



Notice of a Cooperative Agreement With the City University of New 
York Research Foundation

    The Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of Public Health and 
Science, announces that it will enter into a cooperative agreement with 
the City University of New York Research Foundation to establish a peer 
model program for asthma attack avoidance education.
    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to establish a 
community-based, parent-child focused educational program designed to 
increase identification of potential asthma attack-triggering factors 
among minority, specifically Hispanic, urban children, decrease the 
incidence of asthma attacks and ensure appropriate referral for medical 
care. The OMH will provide technical assistance and oversight as 
necessary for the implementation, conduct, and assessment of the 
project activities. On an as-needed basis, OMH will assist in arranging 
consultation from other Government agencies and non-governmental 

Authorizing Legislation

    This cooperative agreement is authorized under Title XVII, Section 
1707(d)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 


    Assistance will be provided only to the City University of New York 
Research Foundation. No other applications are being solicited under 
this announcement. City University of New York Research Foundation 
through its program with Health Force is uniquely qualified to 
accomplish the objectives of this cooperative agreement because it has 
the following combination of factors:
     A service area consisting primarily of an economically 
disadvantaged minority population.
     Strong ties to the community and the ability to work with 
the community on health related activities.
     Previous experience in working with the targeted 
population, training peer educators, and coordinating community based 
health activities with hospitals and community health centers.
     Education programs designed to meet the health care 
prevention needs of critical and chronically ill children.
     A targeted area which is composed of a predominantly 
minority population with a high rate of asthma among children and youth 
of Hispanic descent, e.g., of the 32,000 Hispanic children within this 
service area of South Bronx, 8.3 percent suffer from asthma.
     Commitment of neighborhood partners to provide sites for 
asthma related educational and prevention programs.
     Experience in conducting parent and teen focused programs.
    This cooperative agreement will be awarded for a 3-year project 
period with funding at $250,000 (including indirect cost) per 12-month 
budget period. Continuation awards within the project period will be 
made on the basis of satisfactory progress and the availability of 

Where To Obtain Additional Information

    If you are interested in obtaining additional information regarding 
this project, contact Ms. Cynthia Amis, Office of Minority Health, 5515 
Security Lane, Suite 1000, Rockville, Maryland 20852 or telephone (301) 

    Dated: June 19, 1997.
Clay E. Simpson, Jr., MSPH,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.
[FR Doc. 97-18674 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]