Affordable Care Act (ACA) Prevention Center for Healthy Weight

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE) announces the availability of funding for a cooperative agreement in fiscal year (FY) 2010 to support the Prevention Center for Healthy Weight (PC)
to plan, implement and manage a Healthy Weight Collaborative, and to provide technical assistance targeting all HRSA and DHHS grantees participating in the HRSA funded Healthy Weight Collaborative (HWC).

The authority for this program is Title V, Section 501(a)(2) Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

701) and Section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L.

111-148).

Aligning with Administration and Departmental activities related to Healthy Weight and HRSA s strategic plan, the mission of the HWC is to discover, develop, and disseminate evidence-based community-based and promising clinical interventions to prevent and treat obesity for children and families.

The cooperative agreement awardee will do the following:

• Plan, implement, and manage the HWC;
• Provide technical assistance to HRSA and DHHS grantees to improve approaches to prevent and treat overweight and obesity in their respective communities;
• Improve quality of care to prevent and treat overweight and obesity through understanding of quality improvement concepts, tools, and techniques;
• Support teams participating in the HWC; and
• Demonstrate a commitment to long-term sustainability of the project after the Federal period of support.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Amanda Cash
HRSA/Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
5600 Fishers Lane, 10-49
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-0208.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov