Under authority of Section 301, Title III of the U. S. Public Health Service Act:
General Powers and Duties of the Public Health Service, 42 U.S.C.
Section 241, ODPHP/OASH of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a total of $400,000 (Award Floor:
Ceiling $700,000) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 is available for a competitive cooperative agreement project entitled Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Scholarship Program.
This project supports several focus areas of Healthy People 2020 including, but not limited to, Access to Health Services; Educational and Community-Based Programs; Health Communication and Health Information Technology; and Public Health Infrastructure.
This project also supports the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, healthfinder.gov, and other key projects of ODPHP.The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to enhance core competencies in disease prevention and health promotion for medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or public health students; other students in fields related to public health; resident physicians; and practicing physicians and public health professionals.
Measurable outcomes will include:
(1) increased knowledge of public health issues; (2) increased understanding of process, content, value, and use of policies, programs and initiatives aimed to support national health goals, for example Healthy People, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans; (3) increased knowledge of and aptitude in the use of health information technology; for example healthfinder.gov; (4) increased experience in and knowledge of priority setting and bases for national policy decisions.
This project enables the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to fulfill its mission to lead and coo rdinate efforts within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services related to disease prevention and health promotion.
The use of cooperative agreements with public and private not-for-profit organizations facilitates the education of emerging and current public health professionals.