State Public Health Approaches to Addressing Arthritis

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has announced the release for the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) CDC-RFA-DP18-1803 State Public Health Approaches to Addressing Arthritis.

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is pleased to announce the release of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) CDC-RFA-DP18-1803 State Public Health Approaches to Addressing Arthritis. The NOFO’s purpose is to implement state-based approaches to increase self-management behaviors and improve the quality of life of adults with arthritis. The fundamental goal is to improve arthritis management and reduce arthritis burden. It is estimated that up to $4 million will be awarded annually for a total of up to 12-15 awardees during the 2018 – 2023 project period, with an award ceiling of $500,000 and an award floor of $150,000 per awardee. Funding is subject to availability.

Strategies and activities are expected to target adults with arthritis, address health inequities, have state-wide impact, and include the following:

  • Sustainably disseminate and increase availability of and participation in arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBIs) and other appropriate evidence-based interventions;
  • Adopt innovative and systems-based approaches to help establish or enhance healthcare provider patient counseling about physical activity for arthritis management, including promoting walking and AAEBI referrals;
  • Promote state walking initiatives addressing the unique needs of adults with arthritis;
  • Raise awareness about arthritis burden and management. Promote AAEBIs, patient counseling, physical activity and walking.

Applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply by February 19, 2018. Information that should be included in the LOI is described in the NOFO. Applications are due April 2, 2018 and notice of awards will be released on June 29, 2018.

Date Posted: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
Date Closing: 
Monday, April 2, 2018
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
Centers for Disease Control
Pre-Teleconference Meeting Info: 
For information regarding this NOFO, join a Conference Call to be held on February 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Conference Line: (855) 644-0029, Conference ID: 2922594.
Award Amount: 
$150,000-$500,000
Keywords: 
Arthritis, Self-Management
Contact Email or Phone: 
If you have questions about this notice contact Margaret Kaniewski at mgk6@cdc.gov.