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June 3rd, 2014

New FOAs Released by CDC Create Opportunities to Advance Prevention, Equity

Six new funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of stakeholders — including public health departments, community coalitions, school districts, local housing and transportation authorities, American Indian tribes, national and community based organizations — the opportunity to build healthier communities with federal support. Potential applicants will need to demonstrate strong partnerships and the capacity to engage local organizations. Letters of intent for three of the programs are due June 5 or June 6 (typically LOIs are not scored), with full applications to follow by July 22 and 23rd.

PI stands ready to help in supporting strong community oriented efforts. We have assembled a number of resources, some listed below, which may be particularly useful.

The six FOAs include:

Partnerships to Improve Community Health

  • “Supports implementation of evidenced- and practice-based strategies that address previously-identified community gaps and needs within a defined jurisdiction to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related risk factors.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 5, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention

  • “Supports national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening communities’ abilities to implement community health improvement strategies.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 5, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

  • “Seeks to strengthen existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based population-wide improvements in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors and support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of strategies.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 6, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

PPHF 2014: State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke

  • “Supports implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities in these areas among adults.”
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

  • “Offers support to prevent heart disease and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness.”
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas

  • “Funds up to 6 Land Grant Colleges and Universities located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40%”
  • Application deadline July 23, 2014

By emphasizing comprehensive strategies to improve community environments including policy and systems change, prioritizing equitable health outcomes, advancing multi-sector collaboration and building connections between clinical and community prevention efforts, these opportunities can help put in place a stronger and more innovative system of prevention and advance health in the first place.

Below are a few resources that can maximize equity, advance collaboration and link community prevention to healthcare:

Collaboration Multiplier
Collaboration Multiplier is an interactive framework and tool for analyzing collaborative efforts across fields. It is designed to guide an organization to a better understanding of which partners it needs and how to engage them, or to facilitate organizations that already work together in identifying activities to achieve a common goal, identify missing sectors that can contribute to a solution, delineate partner perspectives and contributions and leverage expertise and resources.

A Practioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
Released by CDC, A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity is a resource for practitioners, partners and stakeholders working to advance health equity through community health interventions.

Community Centered Health Homes
Community Centered Health Homes: Bridging the Gap Between Health Services and Community Prevention outlines an approach for upstream integration between community based efforts and clinical services.

Stay Tuned for Our Upcoming Webinar

Prevention Institute, in collaboration with Trust for America's Health and Public Health Institute, will be conducting a webinar on these FOAs. The date and time is quickly being determined — look out for an announcement from us soon.

Enhance Your Grant Proposal

Our friends at Community Commons will hold a webinar on June 5th, 2014 on their new Target Intervention Area Tool, which can enhance your grant proposals by helping you make your case for funding. Register here.

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