The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications to participate in The Winnable Battles Collaboration Project.
Applications are due Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time
This project will foster collaboration between LHD maternal, child, and adolescent health and LHD chronic disease prevention staff, and enhance their capacity to carry out projects that support the CDC Winnable Battles related to tobacco and obesity prevention. This Request for Applications process will identify two (2) LHDs currently engaged in evidence-informed or evidence-based efforts to address the Winnable Battles. NACCHO will provide training and technical assistance to the selected LHDs to improve their capacity to conduct cross-cutting efforts, and process and outcome evaluation. The project period is March 15, 2013 – September 20, 2013.
Selected LHDs will receive $5,000 each to:
- Develop an action plan to successfully complete a joint maternal, child, and adolescent health/chronic disease prevention event or activity;
- Increase collaboration among maternal, child, and adolescent health and chronic disease prevention staff;
- Increase their capacity to conduct process and outcome evaluations of their work, thereby improving their ability to build the evidence base for efforts to address the Winnable Battles; and
- Raise the national profile of LHD efforts to address the Winnable Battles.
Let’s Play Joint Use Grant opportunity through KaBOOM
Many communities lack safe, available playgrounds for children, and although they have a variety of recreational facilities, many school districts must close their playgrounds to the public because of concerns about vandalism, maintenance, and liability. Through a joint use agreement, your city or county can partner with the school district to address these concerns and open previously unavailable playgrounds to children.
According to a National Harris Interactive Poll, the majority of pediatricians (88%) believe that the availability of quality playspaces for unstructured play is important to children’s overall development. This is why KaBOOM! is so excited to offer a grant opportunity that supports the creation of a joint use agreement in your community! The grants are part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide.
Joint Use Grants of $15,000 and $30,000 are available to communities within the United States for the creation of formal joint use agreements that open playground facilities to the public after school hours.
For questions regarding our grant application process, eligibility, or for additional assistance, please contact Daniel McNulty at 202.464.6179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information see the attached flyer.