Friday, April 14, 2017

CDC funding opportunity

Funding Opportunity Announcement
Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas

CDC has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement to promote scaling and sustaining the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). The intent of this five-year cooperative agreement is to further build out the National DPP infrastructure in underserved areas of the U.S. to ensure that all adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes have the opportunity to enroll in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.   
There are over 1,300 CDC-recognized organizations that offer the program across all 50 states, but many more are needed to reach underserved areas of the country. In addition, some priority populations (Medicare beneficiaries, men, visually and physically disabled, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) have been under-enrolling relative to their disease burden and risk factors.  
Applicants must:
  • Be national or regional organizations with affiliate sites in at least three states
  • Have experience offering either the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program or another evidence-based behavior change program offered in a group setting
  • Have the capacity to enroll at least 1000 participants from both general and priority populations in underserved areas in year 1
  • Have experience either directly or through established partnerships working with priority populations including Medicare beneficiaries and at least one of the following: men, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and non-institutionalized people with visual impairments or physical disabilities. 
Click here to access the National DPP FOA (1705) website and learn more about this opportunity.  

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