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National Network to Enhance Capacity of State and Local Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Programs (NNECS)

Description
Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $650,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $3,250,000/5 years.

The primary purpose of this cooperative agreement is to fund a National organization representing state, local, and territorial STD program directors to enhance workforce and operational capacity of STD prevention programs. The NNECS program will accomplish this by (1) developing strategic partnerships with other public health and infectious disease programs and primary care providers; (2) increasing access to information and improving multi-directional communication; (3) improving leadership, management and other relevant skills of STD program staff by increasing access to high-quality training; and (4) facilitating technical assistance and supporting other special and demonstration projects.

Substantial changes in the health care delivery system require STD programs to adopt new strategies to maximize the many opportunities created by the expansion of private insurance coverage of many STD screening services without cost sharing. These changes in the health care system are predicted to significantly increase the proportion of insured individuals accessing clinical preventive services and to shift some vulnerable and at risk populations (traditionally part of STD safety net services) to an expanded network of primary care providers and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). Therefore, the rapidly changing healthcare landscape in the United States, combined with the extraordinary upsurge in the use of new technologies within the health care realm (i.e., HIT) presents significant challenges to governmental STD programs trying to keep pace.

The current STD workforce and public health programs must also evolve quickly to capitalize on and interact with a rapidly changing landscape, and public health professionals must learn new skills and adopt different methodologies. The anticipated expansion of primary health care and covered clinical preventive services requires STD programs to focus on the essential public health functions of assessment, assurance, and policy related activities, as well as evidenced-based preventive services, and increased collaboration with a broader set of healthcare providers. The fast pace of changes requires new approaches to enhance the organizational capacity of governmental STD programs, such as connecting programs through peer-to-peer technical assistance and innovative training modalities; and increased collaboration and cooperation with other units and agencies within the Health Department.

Funding preference will be given to organizations that represent at least 80% of state, local, and territorial STD programs in the United States with the statutory authority to conduct communicable or infectious disease investigations; and can demonstrate experience working in STD-related issues at a National level for at least five years.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
STD
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Locations
American Samoa
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Guam
Marshall Islands
National
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Colleges/Universities
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Health Care Service Organizations
Hospitals
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Minority Owned Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
Research Institutions
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Woman Owned Organizations
Award Date
9/1/2013
Number of Awards Given
1 award
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $650,000.
Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $3,250,000/5 years.
Application Due Date
6/16/2013
Application Contact
Technical Information Management
Section
Dept of Hlth & Human Svcs
CDC Procurement & Grants Ofc
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2700
Technical Contact
Daniel Lentine
Project Officer
DHHS/CDC1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS E-02
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 639-0462
Fund Duration
5 years.
Subjects
Health Care Programs/Services
Information Dissemination
Program Management
STD Prevention
Technical Assistance
Training Programs
Audiences
Government Agencies
Health Planners
Local Government Agencies
Managers/Supervisors
State Government Agencies
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov. If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms online, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for individuals with hearing loss is available at TTY 1.888.232.6348.
Web Site
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=4zmWRnQbZTvZZnpgj3HRDTkG5FsljCRMY15Q1cDGYtJtQVz3pFTD!-1226539310?oppId=230133&mode=VIEW
Fund Number
CDC-RFA-PS13-1309

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