|Carmen Lozada-Bruno (right) received a |
Lantos grant to distribute Spanish language
posters in Puerto Rico with information on
symptoms, diagnosis and the causes of PH.
Some fabulous projects came from 2014 like Brittany Evans, who along with the Generation Hope advisory board, created notepads printed with PHA’s most important web links for both patients and healthcare professionals. Her first distribution of this project took place at one of the healthcare professional meetings at PHA’s 2014 International PH Conference. Another project by Carmen Lozada-Bruno of Puerto Rico involved distributing Spanish language posters with information on symptoms, diagnosis and the cause of PH across Puerto Rico’s pharmacies, emergency rooms, hospitals and government offices. She received nothing but gratitude and positive feedback throughout the process.
I have had conversations with several community members who have experienced the spark of inspiration, but aren’t quite sure how to turn that spark into a full project for their application. Through these conversations, we have explored the primary goal they are trying to work toward, and from there, we’ve filled in details on how they can reach that goal. I’ve encouraged them and I encourage you to watch our helpful webinar on the process, which takes you from brainstorm to application and, finally, to successful project implementation. But I’m also here to help through any part of the process, and I can connect you with previous winners who are more than happy to mentor you in the process.
This program is now in its sixth year of funding projects to advance our shared cause. It provides grants of up to $5,000 each, and both domestic and international applications are welcome.
Projects over the past five years have raised awareness of PH, created PH resources, and educated others about PH. Those wishing to apply for funding should know their projects can also replicate the efforts from previous Lantos Awards, for example introducing a project to a new audience or adding a new component.
The grant program is named for the late Rep. Tom Lantos, a longtime congressman from California who was the original sponsor of our bill in Congress after his granddaughter was diagnosed with PH.
For more information or for help with your application, please reach out to Lantos@PHAssociation.org. I am so excited to work with you as you turn that spark of inspiration into a full-blown project to advance the PH cause. Although applications are due by March 25, 2015 – let’s chat today!