Funding Opportunities – June 22, 2012

The National Association of County and & City Health Officials (NACCHO) will offer local health department diabetes prevention and control staff and their community partners an opportunity to attend a skill-building training that will be held in Atlanta in September 2012. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2012. 

The Convergence Innovation Fund Request for Proposals are due Thursday, August 9, 2012. The Convergence Partnership encourages local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals for grantmaking initiatives that support innovative, multifield policy and environmental change strategies that enhance the built environment and expand food access to improve health and equity. Proposals selected to receive Innovation Fund awards will receive 50 percent in matching dollars, up to $200,000 for a three-year period.

The CDC has released the Partner Support for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention FOA. The FOA 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.  The purpose of this program is to provide funds for organizations with national reach (the capacity to guide the Nation in taking action) to support implementation of national, state, and local level strategies that align with select recommendations from the Update to A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke and Million Hearts™ initiative.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released FOAs designed to support comprehensive programs that address health disparities in racial and ethnic groups. These two FOAs build upon previous REACH efforts and other community health programs that focus on engaging community partners to reduce health disparities.

Building on past accomplishments, the REACH FOA will fund approximately six to ten organizations to implement sustainable practice- and evidence-based strategies impacting health disparities. 

The REACH Demonstration Project addresses obesity and hypertension prevention strategies, which are two of the leading risk factors for chronic diseases.

Please note that letters of intent are required for these FOAs. The letter of intent deadline for both FOAs is July 11, 2012


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