Team Lead for Health Promotion & Wellness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been charged with establishing the Community Transformation Grant as funded by the Affordable Care Act and Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Rhode Island Department of Health is applying for 2 grants under "Category B - Implementation" - one on behalf of of Providence County and one for the rest of the state. (Only one application per geographic area will be funded. )
To prevent heart attack, strokes, cancer and other leading causes of death or disability through evidence and practice-based policy, environmental, programmatic, and infrastructure changes that achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities.
The strength and breadth of existing multi-sector collaborations are critical to cohesive and coordinated activities that mutually support healthy communities, and will be critical to success. The department encouraged community stakeholders to tell us how their capacities and prioirities for addressing grant related strategic directions to help us shape our grant application and to identify potential partners. Thirty-seven organzations filled out a feedback form as part of the grant process to let us know what their priorities and capabilities were. (more)
If funded, we will submit a 5-year Community Transformation Implementation Plan, develop a sustainability plan, and document partner and community engagement. Performance measures will include changes in weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use prevalence, and emotional well-being and overall mental health among targeted populations of the state.