Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CDC announces new funding opportunities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) will be announced in the next few days to advance the nation's chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts. CDC is concentrating resources on key risk factors and major diseases that contribute substantially to suffering, disability, and premature death among Americans. Together, the six FOAs form a mutually reinforcing set of activities designed, in synergy, to reach the overall goals of reducing rates of death and disability due to tobacco use by 5%; prevalence of obesity by 3%, and rates of death and disability due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke by 3%.

The first grant opportunities have been posted (when you click through the links below, the announcements are currently listed fourth and first respectively in the full list of current grants):
  • A new Partnership to Improve Community Health (PICH) program, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. The program will provide $50 million/year through 30 to 40 cooperative agreements for three years through "evidence- and practice-based strategies to create or strengthen healthy environments that make it easier for people to make healthy choices and take charge of their health. Grantees will include governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations and projects will serve large cities and urban counties, small cities and counties, American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages." Annual awards will range from $100,000 to $4 million a year. Letters of Intent are due on June 5th and applications on July 22nd.
  • National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention, providing $10 million/year for three years "to support four to eight national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening community infrastructure to implement population-based strategies to improve the health of communities." Further, "Awardees will work with smaller communities and those with limited public health capacity to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. Two types of projects will be funded: community capacity building and implementation awards, aimed at supporting locally driven planning and action among selected chapters/affiliates; and dissemination and training awards, aimed at providing tools and trainings to support funded chapters/affiliates and their community coalitions in improving local policies, systems, and environments." Letters of Intent are due on June 5th and applications onJuly 22nd.
  • State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease: State and Local Public Health Actions a new 4-year, $70 million/year program that builds on efforts initiated in 2013, intensifies work in 18 to 22 state and large city health departments to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce health disparities among adults through a combination of community and health system interventions. States will sub-award half of their funds to support implementation activities in 4-8 communities in their states. Community strategies will build support for lifestyle change, particularly for those at high risk, to support diabetes and heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. Health system interventions and community-clinical linkage strategies will aim to improve the quality of health care delivery and preventive services to populations with the highest hypertension and prediabetes disparities. These efforts will be supported by state/jurisdiction-level leadership and coordination and technical assistance to selected communities. Activities will complement but not duplicate those funded under the State Public Health Actions (DP13-1305) initiative. 
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
  • This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. Click here to view the FOA:

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