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Deadline: March 13, 2014

Department of Health & Human Services: Mobilization For Health National Prevention Partnership Awards

The Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards (NPPA) Program is
designed to promote and accelerate partnerships, catalyzing collaborations in improving health through access to, and use of, preventive services across the United States. The program is designed to establish integrated, collaborative local, state, regional, or tribal partnerships to increase community awareness and action on preventive health services, particularly those provided through Health Promotion Programs and Services.

Funded through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), this funding opportunity announcement aims to truly tackle the systemic issues that present barriers for many Americans to access preventive services. OASH is interested in working across traditional categories to meet priority needs because people most at risk for missing preventive services often fit more than one category, and systemic approaches in reaching underserved populations need to be more effective in achieving a healthier population.

Successful applicants should focus wellness and health promotion/disease prevention program projects for the development, support, and implementation of new and innovative grant programs, in health information and health promotion, preventive health services, and education. The types of projects that may be supported include:

(1) Demonstration and training programs in such matters which programs: (A) are in hospitals, ambulatory care settings, home care settings, schools, day care programs for children, and other appropriate settings representative of broad cross sections of the population, and include public education activities of voluntary health agencies, professional medical societies, and other private nonprofit health organizations, (B) focus on objectives that are measurable, and (C) emphasize the prevention or moderation of illness or accidents that appear controllable through individual knowledge and behavior;

(2) Consultation and technical assistance to organizations that request help in planning, operating, or evaluating programs in such matters;

(3)  Development of health information and health promotion materials and teaching programs including: (A) model curriculums for the training of educational and health professionals and paraprofessionals in health education by medical, dental, and nursing schools, schools of public health, and other institutions engaged in training of educational or health professionals, (B) model curriculums to be used in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning, (C) materials and programs for the continuing education of health professionals and paraprofessionals in the health education of their patients, (D) materials for public service use by the printed and broadcast media, and (E) materials and programs to assist providers of health care in providing health education to their patients; and

(4) support demonstration and evaluation programs for individual and group self-help programs designed to assist the participant in using his individual capacities to deal with health problems, including programs concerned with obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

Amount: Approximately $7.7 million is available. There will be two categories of awards made:
Category A: Grants of $50,000-$75,000 will be made for a one year project period. About 20 awards will be made in this category.
Category B: Grants of up to $500,000 will be made for a three year project period. About 15 awards will be made in this category.

Eligibility: Any public or private entity, including but not limited to community-based and faith-based organizations, research and academic organizations, are eligible to apply. American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AIIAN/NA) Tribes and organizations and State and local health departments are eligible to apply. A successful applicant should have at least three (3) partnerships included in the application.

NOTE: A pre-application webinar will be held on January 14, 2014.

A non-binding letter of intent is due January 21, 2014.

Link: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=18814

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