Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.
CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. To do this, the agency is defining specific health impact goals to prioritize and focus its work and investments and measure progress.
CDC Prevention Grants
Summary: On September 17, 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new program: Communities Putting Prevention to Work. Thirty to forty communities will receive a total of $373 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) dollars through this competitive grant program to support interventions that reduce obesity (through improved physical activity and nutrition) and/or reduce tobacco use. Communities can apply for either focus area or both. This landmark opportunity is aimed at mobilizing community resources toward broad-based policy, systems, organizational and environmental changes. The application places an emphasis on communities demonstrating effective coalitions, and notes that special consideration should be given to the inclusion of populations disproportionately affected by chronic diseases.
On September 29, 2009 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of $120 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for prevention and wellness programs for U.S. states and territories, building on the recent announcement of the $373 million funding opportunity for communities and tribes around the country. In all, the comprehensive Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative will make $650 million available for public health efforts to address obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking.
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School Health Index Mini Grants
The CDC Foundation and CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health are pleased to announce an exciting grant opportunity for elementary schools in selected states to improve the health of school children by increasing physical activity and nutrition programs for children. Made possible by a $300,000 grant from Cargill and in partnership with the American School Health Association, CDC is offering mini-grants in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to support physical activity or nutrition-related activities that are part of action plans developed using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI)
Eligibility/Selection Criteria: Any public or private elementary school in the 39 states where Cargill has operations are eligible to apply(Massachusetts included). Before applying, all schools must complete CDC's School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide.
See CDC website for application process and note a grant deadline of Nov. 14, 2005.
Public Health Conference Support Program
Also, the CDC's Public Health Conference Support Program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus areas including: Educational and Community-Based Programs; Health Communication; Injury and Violence Prevention;Nutrition and Overweight; Physical Activity and Fitness; Respiratory Diseases. The purpose of conference support funding is to provide partial support for specific non-federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research.
Funds: Total funds available: $4,500,000
Range of grants: $20,000 to $75,000
Number of awards: 20
Deadline: Letters of intent: February 2, 2007
Applications: March 9, 2007
Eligible: State and local governments, public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education, hospitals, research institutions, and community and faith based organizations
Information: Sharon Robertson, Grants Management Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: (770)488-2748, E-mail: SRobertson1@cdc.gov, Link: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/HM07-701.htm
Building A Healthy Nation-Strategic Alliance for Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH), announces the opportunity to apply for funds to advance, implement and sustain evidence and practice-based chronic disease community programs that promote policy, organizational, systems and environmental community change. This initiative will serve to (among others): Promote physical activity and nutrition. Communities funded under this announcement will accomplish this by focusing on the risk factors of physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use and exposure, and population-based responses such as policy, systems, organizational and environmental changes. Communities funded by this announcement will build on knowledge gained from previously funded community projects as well as current public health practice literature. Current funding will serve to help communities work towards policy, organizational, systems and environmental change. Funded grantees will include state-coordinated small city and rural communities, large cities and urban areas, and tribal communities. Funded communities will act as catalysts to move communities toward more integrated population based approaches to chronic disease prevention by implementing policy, systems, and environmental changes. Communities and organizations with active coalitions that consist of, at a minimum, local, tribal, city or state health departments may apply for this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Deadline for Letters of Intent: May 23, 2008. Deadline for Applications: June 24, 2008