Funding Opportunities – 1/25/13

County Health Rankings now has additional funding to support an additional County Health Ranking roll‐out activity for the 2013 release for up to $4,900. The Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO) is taking the lead for Oregon on accessing this funding and working with non-governmental public health partners about accessing this resource. Please contact CLHO about this opportunity.

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls Priority Populations*. Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities.

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following:

a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2013 until April 30, 2013. Awardees will be notified by June 28, 2013.

For more information, email: adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.

A call for proposals has been issued for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Healthy Eating Research program.  “The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.”  Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded.

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design is issuing a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops in 2013. Successful applicants will receive a $7,000 grant and in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000.

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