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Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement

Grant Opportunities

Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – OSTLTS

Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $62,500,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2018

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CDC announces a new cooperative agreement (CoAg) for eligible federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribally designated organizations to strengthen and improve the public health infrastructure and performance of tribal public health systems. The intent of this program is to assist in public health infrastructure improvement; workforce development; tribal data and information systems enhancement, including surveillance; and development and adaptation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions to increase the long-term sustainability of the collective tribal public health system.

This program’s ultimate outcomes are 1) decreased morbidity and mortality among AI/ANs; 2) advanced capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats; 3) improved capacity of the workforce to deliver essential public health services; 4) increased culturally-appropriate practice-based evidence programs and policies that are effective and sustainable throughout Indian Country; and 5) improved capacity to collaboratively and strategically address AI/AN health needs and advance health equity.

An applicant’s program is expected to demonstrate measurable progress towards two or more of the following outcomes:

  • Increased implementation of tools and processes that build operational capacity and effectiveness.
  • Increased use of core and discipline-specific public health competencies among public health workers.
  • Improved collection, maintenance, interpretation, and dissemination of tribal health data.
  • Translation of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices into culturally appropriate public health programs, policies, and services.
  • Development of culturally relevant public health resources and communication tools.
  • Established multi-sector partnerships (e.g., schools, healthcare, public safety, commerce) to address capacity building and quality improvement.
  • Increased use of nationally established standards, such as those for public health department accreditation.
  • Increased number of qualified public health workers.
  • Implementation of culturally practice-based evidence programs and services.
  • Increased coordination of multisector partnerships to generate collect public health impact