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NACCHO’s Request for Proposals: Building a New Knowledge Base for Public Health Financing

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for a consultant to assist in identifying local health departments' unique role and value in a changing health care market place and identify strategic opportunities for financing public health. NACCHO will solicit proposals from health economists, actuaries, and other finance consultants to answer a series of research questions that will inform 1) local-level public health financing strategies and 2) the development of training materials for local health departments to actively engage in and contribute to the transformation and sustainability of new and emerging health systems. The contract period runs through June 26, 2015. Approximately $100,000 is available. Proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 6:30 pm E.T | 3:30 PM PT More »

NACCHO's Funding Opportunity for Health in All Policies
Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO is accepting applications for Health in All Policies (HiAP) projects led by local health departments. NACCHO will award 2 to 3 local health departments up to $10,000 each to engage in activities that will lead to the implementation of a HiAP approach or significant progress in implementing a HiAP approach. An optional teleconference call for applicants will be held on December 8th, 2-3 PM ET. More »
NACCHO's Funding Opportunity for Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
Through support from CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative, NACCHO is accepting applications for HIAs led by LHDs. Selected LHDs will receive funding and support to complete an HIA on a transportation, land use, community design, parks and recreation, or energy policy, project, plan, or program. Approximately three awards of up to $15,000 each will be awarded to LHDs to engage in activities that will lead to the completion of an HIA during the project period, September 2014 - June 2015. Applications are due Friday, August 22 by 5:00 PM ET. Informational call: Tuesday, August 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET. Register for call here. More »
CDC's Implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
CDC just released an FOA, “Implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network,” with the intention of adding new grantees to the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. This is the first time new grantees have been solicited for the Tracking Program since 2009. Applications are due by June 24, 2014. Funding opportunity number: CDC-RFA-EH14-1405 More »
FDA Retail Food Program Standards Grant Opportunities
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) will launch the Retail Program Standards grant portal on February 3rd and will be accepting applications for the Retail Program Standards grant through February 28th. Funds are available for State, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food programs who have enrolled in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). Award amounts will fall into three categories: Small Projects (up to $3,000), Medium Projects ($10,000 to $20,000), and Training (up to $2,000). Applicants can expect a simple application process, up-front funding when required by the project, and simple reporting requirements. Learn more here
The National Library of Medicine Announces New Funding Opportunity

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.  Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget. For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011” (NLM-011-130-KDB), click here.

Applications due May 16 at 5:00 PM EST
In the midst of an already serious national obesity epidemic, children and adolescents with disabilities are 38 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.1 Children and adolescents with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations and fitness and recreation programs that are inaccessible or not inclusive of children and adolescents with disabilities. The local health department (LHD) selected for this grant will investigate and assess the prevalence of obesity in children with disabilities in their community and develop and implement an action plan to reduce the rate of childhood obesity specifically for children with disabilities. The selected LHD will also be asked to summarize lessons learned, tools used, and tips and strategies for success for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »
Annie E. Casey Foundation's Children and Family Fellowship
The Children and Family Fellowship is a 20-month leadership development program for accomplished professionals. The fellowship explicitly strives to increase the pool of leaders with the vision and ability to frame and sustain major system reforms and community capacity-building initiatives that benefit large numbers of children and families. Find out more information at http://www.aecf.org/fellowship.aspx.
Request for Proposals: Assessing the Feasibility of a National Certification Program for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of local public health in the United States, is collaborating with CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) to explore the development of a national sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention certification program for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS).

NACCHO invites experienced consultation agencies, institutions, organizations, and individuals to submit proposals to provide technical assistance and prepare a feasibility study and business plan to guide in the decision-making and development process of a national certification program for DIS.

The purpose of the feasibility study is to: 1) describe the current and future directions of the DIS profession and determine how certification would impact DIS, 2) determine the financial burden and proposed budget for creating and sustaining a certification program, 3) assess the organizational capacity necessary to create and maintain a certification program, 4) connect with key stakeholders in both the public health and certification industries to obtain guidance for best practices, and 5) develop a business plan with recommendations for how to proceed post- feasibility study.

Click here for more information and click here for the application.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

Applications due May 16 at 5:00 PM EDT
While the nation faces a serious obesity epidemic, adults with disabilities are 58 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.* People with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations, inaccessible fitness activities, and limited healthy eating choices and exercise options. Local health departments (LHDs) can enhance existing programs for health promotion by expanding to include people with disabilities. The LHD selected for this grant will partner with local stakeholders to provide an evidence-based training curriculum to people with disabilities in the community. The selected LHD will be asked to monitor short-term outcomes for attendees, as well as to provide a comprehensive review with lessons learned and tools for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »
Radiological Emergency Response Volunteer Corps Development Funding Available from CRCPD
 Through contract funding from CDC, CRCPD is providing states with an opportunity to "jump-start" their radiation volunteer programs.  CRCPD will soon subcontract with up to 10 states to distribute funds to radiation control programs for promoting and recruitment of local volunteer radiation professionals into existing volunteer programs. More »
NBCH Announces New Grant Opportunity for Community Health Partnerships
In response to the increasing incidence in debilitating and expensive chronic preventable disease and the economic challenges confronting states and local communities, the United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) have launched the first round of community planning grants to address local population health challenges. Utilizing the financial resources and oversight of United Health Foundation and the expertise of the National Business Coalition on Health’s Community Coalitions Health Institute, this initiative is designed to support local communities to assess their key health challenges and implement locally appropriate interventions. More »
Obesity Prevention in Children (ages 8-12 years)
 The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program (J&J CHC), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), is pleased to announce a grant funding opportunity for non-profit community health care organizations* implementing evidence-based, community-education programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children.  More »

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