NACCHO’s community health team supports local health department programs and services focused on promoting health and preventing disease through:
Community health projects address a wide variety of health promotion and disease prevention issues, including chronic disease, HIV/STI, other infectious diseases, injury, adolescent health, reproductive health, immunization, tobacco, primary care, and mental health.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
WOMEN BREATHE FREE PROJECT
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is supporting the University of Michigan – Center for Managing Chronic Disease (CMCD) in identification of local health departments to implement interventions aimed at improving management of chronic disease conditions. CMCD will provide technical assistance to the selected LHDS to implement the Women Breathe Free asthma case management program. CMCD will also facilitate evaluation of the implementation of Women Breathe Free at local level.
This final request for application (RFA) process will identify two LHDs that currently provide chronic disease management and would like to engage in evidence-based efforts to reduce repeat emergency room visits related to asthma.
Funding Opportunity: Obesity Prevention in Children (ages 8-12 years)
Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program
The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program (J&J CHC), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), is pleased to announce a grant funding opportunity for non-profit community health care organizations* implementing evidence-based, community-education programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children.
Successful applicants will receive a $200,000 grant to fund activities over a 2 ½ year period for programs that seek to improve the knowledge and healthy lifestyle choices (behaviors) of children with the support of the adults in their lives who influence their diet, food preparation and activity level. Funded programs will either enhance existing prevention education programs or develop new programs with evidence based interventions to reduce obesity in children ages, 8 to 12 years** . To aid in this incorporation of evidence-based interventions and strengthening of their monitoring and evaluation capacity, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will provide technical assistance throughout the entire Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program grant period.
Up to (8) grants will be awarded in the fall of 2013 to non-profit community health care organizations for community-based education program activities in the following locations (please see website -- www.jhsph.edu/johnsonandjohnson -- for eligible zip codes):
*Includes organizations that: deliver health promotion and education; or combine social and health services (such as benefit counseling services and supplemental meal programs for low income children, etc) AND are connected with a health agency or provider (e.g. a clinic, nurse or other health provider); have organized community networks between non-clinical services (such as a school, after-school program or faith based organization) AND a health educationhealth promotion or clinical-provider. The following programs are not eligible and should not apply: Programs that are part of a Foundation; Programs that are based at a University or College; Programs that are already part of a research activity; Programs that have in-house or consulting evaluators.
**While the primary focus on this initiative is 8?12 years old children at?risk for obesity, inclusion of parents/caregivers is critical to successfully reaching this age group.
Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action
Since 2010, NACCHO, in partnership with the CDC and the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University, has trained 36 local health departments (LHDs) and their community partners in Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action, a two-day training designed to build capacity in planning and implementing community-based programs.
NACCHO provides ongoing technical assistance to LHDs and their coalitions as they carry out the diabetes prevention and control action plans developed after the training. Read more about their work here.
Stories from the Field: LHD Use of the Community Guide
Has your local health department (LHD) successfully implemented recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide)? If so, NACCHO encourages you to fill out a short from and share your experience with other LHDs. Click here to view stories other LHDs have shared or to search by topic. More »