With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer a funding opportunity to help local health departments and their communities support high-risk families that are affected by substance use and overdose by sustaining and expanding existing evidence-based adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) prevention programming. Sites will receive training and individualized technical assistance (TA) to help them infuse the HOPE framework into their current ACEs prevention program’s policies and practices. The HOPE framework builds on existing knowledge about ACEs and, using a strengths-based lens, promotes improving access to the building blocks of positive childhood experiences (PCEs) that support healthy development. Sites will take steps to implement changes at the programmatic level that align with the HOPE framework, bolstering the program’s potential to not only prevent and reduce the harms of ACEs, substance use, and overdose, but also to enhance and develop key PCEs in the community and to broaden the program’s reach and impact.
NACCHO invites interested applicants to participate in an informational webinar on Monday, November 6th, 2023 from 2:00pm-3:00pm ET. Participants are encouraged to come with any questions they may have regarding this opportunity. This webinar will be recorded and will be posted on NACCHO’s Overdose, Injury, and Violence Prevention webpage. Register for the informational webinar here.
For full details about the funding opportunity, please review the Request for Proposals. Applications must be submitted using NACCHO’s online portal no later than Friday, December 1st, 2023 at 5:00pm ET. Submissions after this deadline will not be considered. Applicants may pose individual questions to NACCHO at any point during the application process by emailing the Injury and Violence Prevention Team at [email protected].