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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control: Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement

Deadline: March 6, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced a new cooperative agreement for eligible federally recognized tribes and/or tribally designated organizations to strengthen and improve the public health infrastructure and performance of tribal public health systems. The intent of this program is to assist tribal entities in strengthening tribal public health leadership and workforce; improving access to tribal-specific data and analytics; developing/adapting evidence-based/informed programs, services, and resources; and improve public health policies and organizational practices that increase the sustainability of the collective tribal public health system. Ultimately, this cooperative agreement aims to: 1) advance capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats; 2) decrease disease burden among American Indians and Alaska natives; 3) improve capacity of the workforce to deliver essential public health services; and 4) increase implementation of culturally practice-based programs and services.

An applicant’s program is expected to demonstrate measurable progress toward two or more of the following outcomes:

  • Increased implementation of system tools and processes that build operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Increased use of core and discipline-specific public health competencies among public health workers
  • Improved collection, maintenance, interpretation, and dissemination of tribal health data
  • Translation of evidence based/informed practices into culturally-appropriate public health programs, policies, and services
  • Development of culturally relevant public health resources and communication tools
  • Established multi-sectorial (e.g., schools, public safety, health care, commerce, etc.) partnerships to address capacity building and quality improvement

Amount: Estimated total program funding is $31,250,000 with an award ceiling of $250,000 and an award floor of $20,000.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments and Native American Tribal organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298670

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