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Do you have an innovative plan to use Healthy People 2020 to improve the health of your community? Awards are available for Community Based Organizations (not-for-profit) to address one or more Healthy People 2020 topic areas—with a special emphasis on environmental justice, health equity, or healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Building upon the success of the 2009 project: Evaluating Healthy People, Places, and Practices in the Community, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will be evaluating the use and integration of Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives in community initiatives related to Healthy People.
On June 20, 2011, ODPHP through its contractor John Snow, Inc., released a Request for Proposals for the Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project. Through this competitive process, community based organizations (CBOs) will be eligible for awards of $5,000 to $10,000 to address one or more HP2020 topic areas, with special emphasis on Environmental Justice, Health Equity, or Healthy Behaviors Across All Life Stages. Funding may only be used to support activities above and beyond general operations.
ODPHP anticipates making 85 to 170 awards. Proposals are due on August 5,2011 with awards to be announced in early November. The project period will run from December 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012.