The purpose of this three-year cooperative agreement or Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support national organizations and their chapters/affiliates (sub-recipients) coalitions in implementing Socio-Ecological Model informed multi-level approaches (i.e., individual, interpersonal, organizational,
community, societal) to improve communities health.
This project builds upon the Division of Community Health s (DCH) history of working with national organizations to provide financial resources, guidance, training, tools, and other assistance to local organizations interested in creating communities where all people can achieve optimal health.
This new FOA will allow awardees to implement multi-level strategies that address the greatest predictors of chronic disease (i.e.
heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity), namely tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and lack of access to prevention, risk reduction and chronic disease management opportunities.
Additionally, awardees will work closely together to coordinate strategies and technical assistance to maximize their collective impact, increase national and local awareness of DCH s work, and ensure that identified communities.