jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

Local Public Health Information | The National Association of County and City Health Officials | NACCHO

Local Public Health Information | The National Association of County and City Health Officials | NACCHO

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Contact the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NAACHO) atbreastfeeding@naccho.org  with any questions about this announcement.

NACCHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is offering a funding opportunity to help reduce ethnic disparities in breastfeeding, particularly in the African-American community. All NACCHO-related questions should be addressed tobreastfeeding@naccho.org.

The purpose of this project is to:

  • Increase implementation of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level;
  • Focus on peer and professional lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in predominantly African-American communities; and
  • Develop and maintain public health partnerships to build community support for breastfeeding.

NACCHO will issue at least 70 awards to local health departments; community-based public, private, nonprofit, or faith-based organizations; and lactation support providers for a two-year breastfeeding project. Each grantee will receive up to $25,000 per year to support project activities. Applications must be submitted no later than October 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.Selections will be made on or about November 15, 2014, and the first year of the project period will run from contract execution to June 30, 2015. Although the project is intended for two years, funding for year two is not guaranteed.

NACCHO will host two optional webinars on September 25, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. EDT (registerhere) and September 26, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. EDT (register here) to discuss this opportunity and respond to questions. Please note that both webinars are identical and will cover the same material. Attendance is not required, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to the NACCHO website.

Applicants can submit applications and questions regarding this announcement at any time. All necessary information regarding the project and application process can be found in the Request for Application.

Pass along this opportunity as appropriate, and be sure to check out the Office of Women’s HealthIt’s Only Natural campaign, dedicated to informing African-American women about the importance of breastfeeding. If you have any questions about It’s Only Natural, please emailwomenshealth@hhs.gov.

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