Public Health Weekly


Funding and Other Opportunities

Advancing S/THA Administrative and Organizational Capacity and Preparedness (ASTHO STAR Center) Consultant Opportunity

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, with support from CDC, is seeking services of one highly qualified consultant to support the design, drafting, and feedback process in developing frameworks and capacity indicators for the ASTHO STAR Center for Administrative and Organizational Excellence. Among other goals, the Center will serve as a hub to facilitate peer assessment of administrative and organizational capacity using evidence-informed benchmarks and standards known as capacity indicators. Through this opportunity, the consultant will use the following relevant skills and experience towards the development of the evidence-informed administrative and organizational capacity indicators:

  • Indicator development
  • Technical writing
  • Stakeholder engagement and feedback integration
  • Meeting and workshop facilitation

Deadline for submissions: Oct. 29, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET

Sustaining Breastfeeding Innovations Through Programs and Policy

The ASTHO breastfeeding team is excited to announce the release of a Request for Applications for the new Sustaining Breastfeeding Innovations Through Programs and Policy funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support up to nine Breastfeeding Learning Community (BLC)/SPAN states who participated in the 2020 State Innovations to Advance Breastfeeding and Health Equity grant program in reducing breastfeeding inequities by sustaining, enhancing, or replicating their Innovation projects. Teams will also learn how to leverage policy to bolster their programmatic projects by participating in Policy Academy featuring web-based educational sessions, peer sharing, subject matter experts, access to customized resources, and an applied health policy project. in implementing innovative projects that advance state-level breastfeeding initiatives and health equity.

Deadline for submissions: Oct. 29. 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET