Established by the Affordable Care Act, the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) has invested in a wide range of evidence-based activities to improve public health and health outcomes, as well as enhance health care quality. In fiscal year 2015, PPHF anticipates investing $927 million in opportunities available through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Current open PPHF opportunities of interest include: 1) Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs, which is designed to bring to scale and sustain evidence-based self-management education programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities from underserved areas and populations to better manage their chronic conditions; and 2) Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs, which is designed to increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risk. For each opportunity, PPHF anticipates awarding 10 cooperative agreements. Letters of intent are due May 1, 2015 with applications due June 1, 2015.