The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grantmaking initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color to improve health and promote equity. The Innovation Fund provides 50 percent matching dollars, up to $200,000 total, for a three-year period. The goal is to engage philanthropic institutions in creating robust and sustainable support for multifield, policy, and environmental change efforts emphasizing equity and community partnership. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (Pacific).
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Community Design Initiative, will fund and support up to four state or territorial health agencies (STHA) to conduct one Health Impact Assessment (HIA) by May 31, 2013. The primary purpose of this RFP is to build capacity for conducting HIA among STHAs through a hands-on, project-oriented approach. HIA targets can originate from a variety of sectors, but those with an environmental health focus will be given preference (i.e. transportation, land use, housing, parks, agriculture, or energy). ASTHO must receive applications by 5 PM (Pacific) on August 31, 2012.
Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announces a call for presentation and workshop abstracts, and a call for award nominations for its 10th Annual Conference on February 26-28, 2013, in San Diego, CA. The conference theme is “Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice,” and recognizes the importance of engaging people from multiple disciplines to increase physical activity and help reverse the obesity epidemic.