The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the availability of up to $15 million for the development of scientifically valid models that provide information on the effectiveness of interventions targeting HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and school health.
Through this effort, CDC is seeking to generate information and user-friendly tools to improve decision-making at the federal, state, and local levels regarding the effectiveness of public health prevention activities. Funding will be used to adapt, refine, and develop practical, evidence-based, and scientifically valid mathematical models of HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases and school health.
Virtually all entities – including governmental, non-governmental non-profits and for-profit organizations, and colleges and universities – are eligible to apply. CDC anticipates making 3 awards of approximately $2 million each year for 5 years. Letters of Intent are due on June 16, 2014, and applications are due on July 17, 2014.