Public Health Weekly


Funding and Other Opportunities

FY2021 State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative: Improving Hypertension Through Equitable Change

ASTHO’s Health Improvement team is excited to announce its request for proposals for the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative. Up to four states will be awarded $35,000 each. These funds will support innovative and sustainable state heart disease and stroke prevention projects that focus on improving hypertension through equitable change.

Please notify Amandeep Kaur and Talyah Sands by Nov. 13, 2020 of your intent to apply.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 2, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. ET

Improving Social Determinants of Health: Getting Further Faster

ASTHO and NACCHO have released a Request for Proposals to fund up to 50 communities at $50,000 each to evaluate their work to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health (SDoH). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to identify and learn from multisector coalitions with a demonstrated history of addressing the SDoH outcomes related to chronic disease conditions, focusing on the built environment, clinical-community linkages, food insecurity, social connectedness, and tobacco-free policies. In order to build the evidence-base for collaborative approaches to SDoH, the project will evaluate and assess through technical support the impact of the coalitions’ recent SDoH experience and highlight successful strategies and interventions. Local, state, tribal, and territorial health departments are encouraged to apply. For more information visit NACCHO's Chronic Disease webpage.

 ASTHO and NACCHO will be hosting an informational webinar to discuss the opportunity on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET. Event information and registration are now live.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET

Preparation of Cost Allocation Methodologies Toolkit for the Puerto Rico Department of Health and Other U.S. Territorial Health Agencies

ASTHO, with support from CDC, is soliciting proposals from independent consultants and consulting firms that have proven experience developing cost allocation plans for federal, state, or local government agencies to create a cost allocation methodologies toolkit. The toolkit will guide PRDOH to implement and sustain a centralized grants management office and an electronic grants management system to maximize federal funding outcomes. The toolkit will be developed in the context of the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH), but it should be flexible enough to accommodate extrapolating to other health agencies in the U.S. territories that are interested in adopting a centralized grants management model in their jurisdiction.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET

2020 ASTHO Forensic Pathology Workforce Shortage Stakeholder Convening and Learning Community

The purpose of this opportunity is to increase state capacity to address shortages in the forensic pathology workforce. To this end, ASTHO is offering two capacity-building opportunities to states interested in connecting with stakeholders, other states, federal partners, and subject matter experts to address forensic pathology workforce shortages:

  1. An ASTHO-supported virtual stakeholder convening intended for states that want intensive partnership-building and have identified this as a high-priority issue
  2. A learning community for states interested in learning more about forensic pathologist workforce shortages and peer/subject matter expert discussion about how these shortages might be addressed.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Now Accepting Applications for the PRISM Cohort II

The Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community provides technical assistance and capacity building over a twelve month period to support and advance policy implementation within states and territories to equitably address substance misuse and addiction and mental health disorders in women, children, and families within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the project year, ASTHO and AMCHP will provide the assistance to cohort members in implementing a variety of program and policy change that supports and adds to the evidence-base or promotes innovative state/territorial work.

Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET