The STRIVE Project, a partnership of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for community-based organizations and coalitions to implement high-impact, population-wide, evidence- and practice-based strategies that reduce health disparities for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations experiencing high burden from chronic disease related risk factors for lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, access to healthy food options, and/or issues related to weight management.
This RFP, funded through a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) cooperative agreement award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Community Health, will fund 10-15 projects at $100,000-300,000 that are population-wide or impact large systems (e.g., school districts, chambers of commerce, counties, etc.) and can reach 75% of the AA and NHPI population within a local jurisdiction. Projects that propose research, individual-level behavior change interventions, health education, the provision of health services, or projects that impact only a few schools, businesses, or neighborhoods within a district will not be considered for funding.
Please note that CDC has encouraged that the STRIVE Project select sub-recipients for award from areas that are not currently funded through other CDC community health initiatives and programs (e.g., REACH, Community Transformation Grants, Communities Putting Prevention to Work).
Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 12PM Pacific: Informational Webinar Click here to register for the webinar
Friday, December 7, 2012 @ 5PM Pacific: Letter of intent deadline
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 5PM Pacific: Full application by invitation only deadline
All questions can be emailed to: STRIVERFP@gmail.com. Please refer to the attached RFP for additional information and LOI submission instructions.
About APIAHF & CSAAH
APIAHF is a national, health justice, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the more than 18.5 million AAs and NHPIs living in the U.S. and its jurisdictions. APIAHF believes that all persons have the rights to be healthy, to live in a thriving community, and to have quality, affordable, and accessible health care. APIAHF's mission is to influence policy, mobilize communities, and strengthen programs and organizations to improve the health of AA and NHPI communities. http://www.apiahf.org
CSAAH is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and nationally as a model for addressing and implementing research on health disparities in AA populations. CSAAH was founded in 2003 as a NIH-funded P60 Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach Research on Health Disparities and Training Center and received a designation as a National Research Center of Excellence in 2007. Its mission is to reduce health disparities in the AA community using a community-based participatory research approach. http://asian-health.med.nyu.edu
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