State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant awards under the authority of Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300u-6). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration grants, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainability and dissemination of these approaches. This particular grant aligns with the Assistant Secretary for Health’s priorities on physical activity, sickle cell disease, HIV and substance use; the HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans; the HHS National Youth Sports Strategy; the HHS Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative; the HHS 5-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis; and HHS Strategic Goal 2: Protect the Health of Americans Where They Live, Learn, Work and Play.3,4,5,6,7 The State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative is designed to demonstrate if modifications to existing evidence-informed interventions for selected health issues will significantly improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations experiencing health disparities. This award is intended to help build the capacity of state, tribal, territorial, and/or local governmental health agencies to achieve two main goals: (1) test modifications to existing public health programs or practices (interventions) to assess if the modified intervention is successful in significantly improving health outcomes for selected health issues; and (2) develop and begin to implement effective plans that will sustain successful interventions after the award period.