Mental Health Coordinator Award

This award will help promote the development of a collaborative care model by providing funding for a Mental Health Coordinator to join the multidisciplinary cystic fibrosis care team.

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The International Committee on Mental Health in Cystic Fibrosis, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), developed recommendations for the prevention, screening, and treatment of depression and anxiety in individuals with cystic fibrosis and their caregivers. This 2018 award is designed to facilitate implementation of the depression and anxiety guideline recommendations by providing seed funding for a CF Mental Health Coordinator to programs that have not previously received this award.

The CF Mental Health Coordinator will be responsible for services that will include but not be limited to:

  1. Providing annual screening and follow-up
  2. Coordinating evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety
  3. Developing and maintaining a referral network of community-based mental health practitioners
  4. Serving as an educator and liaison for mental health care in CF for the CF center, hospital or institution, community practitioners, and payers.

Funding of salary support and travel may be requested for up to $150,000 in direct costs over three years, depending on program size (plus 8 percent for indirect costs).

Policies and Guidelines

Please review the 2018 Policies and Guidelines for complete submission information.


April 2, 2018

Applications must be submitted online at proposalCENTRAL by 5 p.m. ET.

For More Information

Those who are interested in any funding programs offered by the CF Foundation can get further information, or discuss the potential relevance of their studies or research by contacting the Grants and Contracts Office at

Please Direct Inquiries to:
Grants and Contracts Office
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814

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