CDC’s Prevention Research Centers Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
September 30, 2008: FOA #DP09-001 amended. Please see full announcement for details.
August 20, 2008: FOA #DP09-001 amended. Please see full announcement for details.
The CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Program announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) #DP09-001. This FOA will support a network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) that: 1) focuses on the major causes of disease and disability, with an emphasis on underserved and minority populations; 2) improves public health practice through community-based participatory research; and 3) designs, tests, disseminates, or translates effective public health programs at the state and community levels. Funded centers will involve researchers, representatives from state and local health departments, community members, and public health professionals as collaborating partners to utilize available resources and expand each other’s capacity for conducting applied research in disease prevention and control. They will also function as a part of a networked environment to support and advance health promotion and disease prevention research and serve as a national resource for developing and applying effective public health programs at the state or community level.
This FOA solicits applications from academic health centers to fund PRCs in two categories:
Category 1: academic health centers with a comprehensive organizational infrastructure, strong community relationships, and plans in place with their community partners to conduct a core research project using community–based participatory research (CBPR).
Category 2: academic health centers that need to develop infrastructure or community relationships in order to develop and implement a core pilot study using CBPR.
Letters of intent receipt date Monday, September 8, 2008, and application submission date Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
Separate informational sessions will be held in August for Category 1 and Category 2 applicants.