Regional Coalitions for Health Equity:
Partnerships and Policy to Improve Health for All
RFGP # 3674
Applications Due by: 3:00 P.M. Local Time, December 2, 2013 at the
Issuing Office: OHA Office of Contracts and Procurement (OC&P) Colin Murphy, Procurement and Contracts Specialist 421 Oak Street, Suite 775 Portland, Oregon 97204 Phone: 971-673-2834 Fax: 971-673-2315 Email: Colin.Murphy@dhsoha.state.or.us
Eligible applicants include local public health authorities, nonprofit social service providers, health care organizations, public health research organizations, and non-traditional partners such as businesses, economic development organizations, private funders, and faith-based organizations. Local public health authorities play a key role in community health and can lead or participate in regional coalitions. When not leading, local public health authorities are key partners and stakeholders, who may provide data and identify best practices, policy, system and environmental change to improve health.
OHA anticipates awarding no more than three (3) Grant Agreements of up to $130,000 each,for the period of November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014.
OHA will award grant(s) (“Grant(s)”) to fund the establishment of up to three (3) RHECs which are coordinated, collaborative groups organized at a regional level to address issues that create inequities in health and social well-being, identify policy, system and environmental changes, and craft and implement strategies and policies to increase equity and address the social determinants of health through the transformation of Oregon health systems, coordinated care organizations and other policy avenues. The focus of the work of RHECs is to organize communities historically barred access from decision making tables.
NACDD RELEASES CROSS-CUTTING REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
NACDD, CDC and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the release of the new RFA for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke and Other Chronic Diseases in State and Local Health Departments.
This RFA provides an opportunity for staff from state and local health departments to learn GIS and then use GIS to address the cross-cutting chronic disease priorities within their agencies. The RFA encourages participation from a wide range of public health professionals (e.g. epidemiologists,health educators, program managers, etc. ) and chronic disease specialties.
Eligible state health departments include the following states that have not yet participated in the project: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona. California, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
The RFA and the Instructions for both the state and local health departments are available to download http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=GISSurveillanceTrain
State Health Departments are encouraged to use their GIS skills to:
1-Document the local geographic disparities in heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases;
2-Inform decision making for programs and policies geared towards reducing the burden of heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases;
3-Enhance partnerships within the state health department along with other organizations in their states.