State and Territory Initiative – CDC Recovery Act Communities Putting Prevention to Work
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a funding opportunity for communities and tribes to apply for $373 million in cooperative agreements for the comprehensive public health initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, to be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (1.1M–PDF) states that “$650M shall be provided to carry out evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies authorized by the Public Health Service Act that deliver specific, measurable health outcomes that address chronic disease rates.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed an initiative in response to the Act. The goal of this initiative – Communities Putting Prevention to Work – is to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults. The initiative was launched by HHS in a press briefing held on September 17, 2009. In addition, a press release and fact sheet are available related to the announcement. The press release and fact sheet are also available as a PDF:
There are three major State and Territory components:
- Statewide Policy and Environmental Change: These policy activities will support and institutionalize healthy behaviors related to obesity control, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco control and prevention. Strategies should be grounded in evidence and part of the MAPPS intervention model. All states and territories will be eligible for a base funding amount determined by population.
- Competitive Special Policy and Environmental Change Initiative: States and territories can compete for funds for special policy initiatives. The funds should be used to implement at least one or more high-impact additional policy, environment or system change strategy to achieve health equity/eliminate health disparities in the area of physical activity, nutrition, or tobacco or a combination of these. Strategies should be gounded in evidence and part of the MAPPS intervention model.
- Tobacco Cessation through Quitlines and Media: under the direction of CDC, states and territories submitting quality applications will receive funding to expand tobacco quit lines, in concert with expanded cessation media campaigns. States and territories will receive funding based on the number of smokers in their jurisdiction. Additional funds will be used for national efforts to support surge capacity, additional quit line monitoring and quality improvement measures.
|Letter of Intent Deadline|
(Community Initiative Only): October 30, 2009
Application Deadline (Community Initiative): December 1, 2009
Application Deadline (State and Territory Initiative): Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Conference Calls for Community Initiative
September 30, 2009– 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern — eligible applicants in Mountain and Pacific time zones.
October 1, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern — eligible applicants in Atlantic, Eastern, and Central time zones.
October 1, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern — tribal applicants in all time zones
Conference Calls for State and Territory Initiative
October 6, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern – applicants applying for State Competitive and Non-Competitive funding.
October 7, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern – applicants applying for Quitline funding.
October 7, 2009 – 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern applicants from the Pacific Territories applying for non-competitive and quitline funding