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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

Deadline: May 15, 2019

The long term impact of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program is to reduce rates of death and disability from commercial tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, and to reduce the prevalence of obesity. GHWIC combines evidence-informed (1) policy, systems, and environmental changes (obesity, tobacco), and (2) clinical-community linkages (diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention) strategies which may be culturally-adapted to meet the needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native communities. GHWIC has three separate, competitive components with eligibility and scope of work requirements for each:

  • Component 1 (C1) recipients will implement evidence-informed and culturally-adapted strategies to improve the health of their community members and to prevent chronic diseases and their risk factors. Policy, system, and environmental change strategies are to prevent obesity or prevent and control commercial tobacco use and exposure. Community-clinical linkage strategies are to prevent type 2 diabetes and prevent heart disease and stroke.
  • Component 2 (C2) recipients will allocate 50% of their annual award in subawards to at least four American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, or Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) in their Indian Health Service (IHS) Administrative Area (https://www.ihs.gov/urban/nationalprograms/) and provide training, technical assistance, and evaluation support to all Tribes/Villages/UIOs in their Area with remaining award funds.
  • Component 3 (C3) recipients will establish a Tribal Coordinating Center, develop a national communication plan, coordinate the development and implementation of a national evaluation plan in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) evaluators, and establish and support a Community of Practice (CoP) of representatives from each C1 and C2 to support shared learning and peer support to advance the goals of GHWIC and support other chronic disease risk factors and conditions (e.g., oral health, dementia, COPD).

Amount: Approximately $20,000,000 is available to make up to 30 awards ranging from $100,000-$1,450,000. The period of performance is five years.

Eligibility: Native American tribal organizations and Native American tribal governments. Further eligibility is dependent upon Component, as follows:

  • Component 1: Federally-recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and UIOs
  • Component 2: Tribally-designated organizations that support all American Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Villages in their Area or UIOs that have at least four Tribes/Villages or UIOs in their Area
  • Component 3: Tribally-designated organizations that support all American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, or UIOs in their Area

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313595

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