The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Advancing Policy as a Public Health Intervention to Reduce Morbidity, Mortality and Disparities in HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and Tuberculosis.
This NOFO provides funding to conduct robust policy surveillance and legal mapping of priority and emerging policy levers, including cross-cutting syndemic topics (e.g., social determinants of health, infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, safe and supportive school environments, and other health conditions). The data collected will be used to evaluate the impact that laws and policies have on health and economic outcomes, including examining their impact on health disparities. In addition, these legal epidemiological activities will inform the development of specific tools and resources that leaders can use to advance evidence-based policy making and efforts to achieve health equity.
Additionally, this NOFO will fund the creation of a resource center for leaders who make decisions in public health to request technical assistance (TA) and other support in navigating complex law and policy issues in their jurisdictions.
An information call will be held on January 11, 2023 at 2:00pm ET—register here.
Applications Due: February 1, 2023
Awarding: May 1, 2023
Project start date: June 1, 2023