Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Grants

Partner Support for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention:
Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States. An estimated 1 in 3 Americans has 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease. To address heart disease and stroke, CDC published the "Update to A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke" in 2008 with recommendations to improve cardiovascular health for all. In 2011, the HHS initiative Million Hearts™ was launched by CDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with the goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. This funding opportunity announcement, CDC-RFA-DP12-1213, will provide funds for national organizations to support national implementation of select recommendations from the Update to A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke and Million Hearts™ initiative-related activities.

REACH:
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiatives support comprehensive programs that address health disparities in racial and ethnic groups. The first FOA, CDC-RFA-DP12-1209PPHF12, will fund approximately six to ten organizations to implement sustainable practice- and evidence-based strategies impacting health disparities. Applicants should be able to demonstrate national or multi-state reach through local partnerships or program activities. At least 75 percent of the funds awarded through this FOA will be disseminated to local partners. Awardees may choose to implement strategies that address disparities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast and cervical cancer, infant mortality, asthma, or child and adult immunization. The second FOA, CDC-RFA-DP12-1217PPHF12,  is a demonstration project to address obesity and hypertension prevention strategies and will fund two to four awardees for a period of three years to develop and implement strategies that reduce obesity and hypertension in populations experiencing health disparities. Evaluation and dissemination activities will be emphasized. Proposals for both REACH initiatives should focus on strategies that reduce or eliminate health disparities in one or more of the following racial and ethnic groups, including but not limited to: African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

All three FOAs support the efforts of Million Hearts™, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2016, by working to prevent heart disease and stroke within populations experiencing disproportionate burden of disease.

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