Web Forum—Moving Community Prevention Forward: New Funding Opportunities to Advance Community Health and Equity

Web Forum—Moving Community Prevention Forward: New Funding Opportunities to Advance Community Health and Equity

Monday June 23

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern


Six new funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of stakeholders — including public health departments, national and community based organizations, community coalitions, school districts, local housing and transportation authorities and American Indian tribes — the opportunity to continue building healthier, more equitable communities with federal support.

Please join us for a Web Forum on June 23rd from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern, co-hosted by Prevention Institute, the American Public Health Association, Convergence Partnership, PolicyLink, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health, to learn about the following opportunities:

  • Partnerships to Improve Community Health: “Supports implementation of evidenced and practice-based strategies that address previously identified community gaps and needs within a defined jurisdiction to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related risk factors.”
  • National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention: “Supports national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening communities’ abilities to implement community health improvement strategies.”
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): “Seeks to strengthen existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence and practice-based population-wide improvements in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors and support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of strategies.”
  • PPHF 2014: State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke: “Supports implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities in these areas among adults.”
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country: “Offers support to prevent heart disease and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness.”
  • Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas: “Funds up to 6 Land Grant Colleges and Universities located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40%.”

During the Web Forum, attendees will be provided with an overview of the new funding opportunities, discussion of strategies and efforts to build a system of prevention and clinical integration, and ways to advance equity through community engagement. Participants will also learn strategies to ensure robust communications are provided to key audiences including policymakers.