New Funding Announcement for Congenital Syphilis Intervention and Evaluation
In partnership with the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, NACCHO will provide up to four local health departments with up to $25,000 each to implement and/or evaluate a program strategy that will improve congenital syphilis in their area. The objective is to help galvanize local efforts to address rising rates of congenital syphilis. Specifically, it will fund the implementation and evaluation of scalable interventions that focus on one or more of the following areas of congenital syphilis prevention:
- Linkage to prenatal care
- Syphilis and/or pregnancy screening in non-STD care/clinic settings
- Telehealth/medicine for individuals with syphilis who are pregnant
If your jurisdiction is already implementing an intervention that falls under one of these areas, it is permissible to apply just for evaluation of the intervention.
Funded jurisdictions will be expected to:
- Develop implementation and evaluation plans (with support from NACCHO and CDC)
- Implement the improvement or innovation, if not already implemented
- Collaborate closely with NACCHO and CDC to carry out a modest, mixed methods evaluation of the innovation or improvement (LHD evaluation expertise is not necessary to participate)
- Participate in the dissemination of the findings so other LHDs can learn from experiences
The request for applications is now on the NACCHO website.
- Application submission deadline: January 27, 2021.
- Anticipated award notification: late February 2021.
For more information or questions, contact Rebekah Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.