Thursday, December 15, 2011

Power of Policy: Innovation to Improve Health - Innovative Policy Contest


The American Public Health Association (APHA) has announced a policy contest for health departments where health departments can win up to $40,000 for innovative policy ideas.  Called "The Power of Policy: Innovation to Improve Health," APHA encourages U.S. health departments at all levels of government (state, territorial, local, tribal,) to submit a proposal for an innovative policy approach to a critical public health problem, with a focus on reducing health inequities and building policy capacity.

According to the announcement, between five and eight health departments will receive awards ranging from $25,000 to $40,000 to develop and implement their proposal. Health departments may apply on their own or in partnership with non-profits.

This contest is made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) - http://www.cdc.gov/ostlts/nphii/.  For more information, and to download a copy of the RFP, please visit: http://www.apha.org/programs/cba/CBA/policycontest/.

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