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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support published a funding opportunity announcement (FOA): CDC-RFA-CD10-101101PPHF11 for the “National Public Health Improvement Initiative.” (NPHII) on March 25, 2011.

CDC Press Release, March 25, 2011

The purpose of the initiative is to provide support for accelerating public health accreditation readiness activities; to provide additional support for performance management and improvement practices; and, for the development, identification and dissemination of evidence-based policies and practices (i.e., best and promising practices). 

This initiative supports the Healthy People 2020 focus area of addressing Public Health Infrastructure.Cross-jurisdictional (state, local, tribal, territorial, regional, community, and border) collaborations are encouraged to increase the impact of limited resources, improve efficiency, and to leverage other related health reform efforts/projects.

Measurable Outcomes
Measurable outcomes of the initiative align with the following performance goals:
1) Increased efficiencies of program operations,
2) Increased use of evidence-based policies and practices, and,
3) Increased readiness for applying to and achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board PHAB. (More information on accreditation activities can be found on the PHAB web site).

CDC anticipates awarding funding at $34.17M for year 2 activities.

Eligible Applicants
All currently funded NPHII awardees are eligible for this funding opportunity.

Application Deadline
Applications were due by 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time on May 2, 2011. Please see the FOA Announcement and Grant Application Package for more information.

If you have a question about the FOA, please contact your assigned CDC Senior Public Health Advisor or Performance Officer via the NPHII CDC Contacts webpage.

This funding opportunity is authorized under sections 301 and 317 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 USC, 241 and 247b as amended. Funding is appropriated under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Title IV, Section 4002 (Prevention and Public Health Fund) for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health initiatives.



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