Strengthening the Public Health Systems and Services in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands
CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) has published a five-year notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). The non-research cooperative agreement aims to improve the quality, performance, and sustainability of US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system through capacity-building assistance.
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The purpose of this new funding initiative is to provide capacity-building assistance through a regional, nonprofit organization to strengthen the USAPI’s public health leadership, workforce, and public health systems and infrastructure.
- Public health workforce: Activities to enable improvement of competencies and resources to strengthen leadership and workforce development
- Public health system and infrastructure: Activities to strengthen system and agency needs and determine steps to improve operational capacity
- Sub-strategies: Accountability performance management, quality improvement; business process improvement; communications; financial management; and improved information technology systems
- Public health laws and policies: Activities to improve the ability to interpret and inform laws, including statutes and regulations, and health policies
- Translation and implementation of evidence-based public health practices and services for USAPI population: Activities to strengthen the delivery of essential public health services
- Public health monitoring and surveillance systems: Activities to increase the capacity to support collection, integration, maintenance, dissemination, and interpretation of data across the public health system
- Communications: Activities to improve the use of communications to affect health decisions and actions
- Partnerships: Activities to improve the establishment and maintenance of results-driven partnerships
All funded activities must adhere to the following period of performance and budget period:
- Period of Performance Length: 5 years (August 1, 2021–July 31, 2026)
- Budget Period Length: 12 months, each year: (August 1–July 31)