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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

For those that want to make a difference in the wellness of their community, there is call for proposals for the Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project. This project, is administered by John Snow, Inc. (JSI) as part of a contract it has with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The project will fund non-profit, community-based organizations with budgets less than $750,000 to implement projects that address Healthy People 2020 overarching goals, topic areas and objectives and integrate at least one of the following Healthy People 2020 Community Innovation Project priorities: environmental justice, health equity, and healthy behaviors across all life stages. As many as 170 projects will be given between $5,000 to $10,000 to conduct projects between December 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. For more info on Healthy People, click here.

The Mission of Healthy People 2020 (from their website)

Healthy People 2020 strives to:

  • Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
  • Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
  • Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.

Overarching Goals of Healthy People 2020

  • Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
  • Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
  • Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

The deadline for submitting an application in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP) is Friday, August 5, 2011. More details are included in the  Healthy People 2020 RFP which is available online at http://www.healthypeople.gov.

A Bidders Conference will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011.  During this one hour conference call and webinar, JSI and ODPHP will describe the Healthy People 2020 initiative, review the Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project Request for Proposal (RFP), and address any questions that bidders may have.

One-Hour Conference Call and Webinar Time Table

Eligible applicants in Eastern and Central time zones:

12:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT

Please follow this link to register:  https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?ED=149637867&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

Dial: 1.877.223.6135; Conference I.D.: 628.55.112

Eligible applicants in Mountain and Pacific time zones:

12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 a.m. PDT

Please follow this link to register:  https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?ED=150472232&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM2

Dial: 1.877.223.6135; Conference I.D.: 705.32.378

Eligible applicants in Hawaii-Aleutian and Alaska time zones:

10:00 a.m. HAST/12:00 p.m. AKDT

Please follow this link to register:  https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?ED=150472417&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM2

Dial: 1.877.223.6135; Conference I.D.: 705.32.501

During this one hour conference call and webinar, JSI and ODPHP will describe the Healthy People 2020 initiative, review the Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project Request for Proposal (RFP), and address any questions that bidders may have.

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