Building Capacity for Health Impact Assessments at State/Territorial Health Agencies Request for Proposals, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (deadline July 31, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST)
I am sharing this from a CDC's Healthy Community Design News: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Environmental Health/Healthy Community Design Initiative (CDC/NCEH/HCDI) will fund and support up to four (4) state or territorial health agencies (STHAs) to conduct one Health Impact Assessment (HIA) by May 31, 2013. The primary purpose of this RFP is to build capacity for conducting HIA among STHAs through a hands-on, project-oriented approach. HIA targets can originate from a variety of sectors, but those with an environmental health focus will be given preference (i.e. transportation, land use, housing, parks, agriculture, or energy).
Four awards of up to $15,000 are available to four STHAs to conduct an HIA. In addition, some applicants may be eligible to receive HIA training from ASTHO/CDC prior to project implementation. The project duration will be from August 15, 2012 through May 31, 2013. Additional funding may be leveraged from other programs within the state to supplement this initiative.
Any STHA is eligible to apply, though preference will be given to those with a demonstrated need and readiness to undertake a project within the timeframe. Preference will also be given to HIA projects that feature environmental health topics. Applications from STHA partner organizations will also be considered if the applicant demonstrates that the project will build significant HIA capacity at the STHA. If the application is from a partner organization, a letter of support from the STHA is required.