The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the availability of up to $150 million for Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH).
PICH is a new three-year initiative aimed at improving health and reducing the burden of chronic disease. The initiative will fund multi-sectoral community coalitions representing one of three geographic areas – large cities and urban counties, small cities and counties, and American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and tribal organizations. PICH supports the implementation of population-based strategies that expand the reach and health impact of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) improvements.
Virtually all entities with an existing multi-sectoral community coalition serving their community are eligible to apply. CDC anticipates making up to 15 awards of up to $4 million each in the first category, up to 20 awards of up to $1.5 million each in the second category, and up to 10 awards of up to $1 million each in the last category. All awards are three-year cooperative agreements. Applications are due by July 22, 2014.