This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the National Organizations of State and Local Officials (NOSLO) Program:
Health Legislation and Governance.
The purpose of this program is to assist states and local authorities in a) preserving and improving public health, b)
building capacity to address other public health matters and support and enforce regulations intended to improve the public’s health, and c) preventing and suppressing communicable diseases.
To fulfill the program’s purpose, NOSLO:
Health Legislation and Governance has the following objectives:
1) facilitate bidirectional communication and data/information-sharing between HRSA and state officials, 22) strengthen HRSA-funded programs by better understanding state stakeholder needs, priorities, and perspectives, and 3) support capacity-building activities at the state level that strengthen the health care safety net and advance shared public health goals with HRSA.2 The term “capacity-building” includes actions that build, strengthen, and maintain the necessary competencies and resources needed to sustain or improve health services delivery to vulnerable and underserved populations.
Capacity-building activities supported through NOSLO:
Health Legislation and Governance include technical assistance and training; data collection, sharing, and analysis; materials development; or other agreed-to actions that enable states to operate in a comprehensive, responsive, coordinated, and effective manner.
Health Legislation and Governance, HRSA will provide assistance to an organization that can build the capacity of the nation’s state legislators and legislative officials to learn from one another about public health- and health care safety net-related best practices.