(Update: Note this application period has ended)
The CHOICES team is now accepting applications from state, city, and county health agencies to partner together to examine the cost effectiveness of selected childhood obesity initiatives. The expected impact of this partnership will be to engage decision makers and promote discussion and action to ensure that more of our scarce local, state, and national public health resources are directed towards more cost-effective interventions. Local health agencies representing one of three geographic areas are eligible to apply:
- large cities (with populations of 500,000 or more);
- large counties (with populations of 1 million or more).
The partnership will run from October 2016 to September 2017, and the CHOICES team intends to fund up to six health agencies during this 12 month project period. Monetary assistance will be available (contingent upon funding) at an expected average of $50,000 per awardee. Note that the size of the award may vary based on project scope and awardees. Download the full application and FAQ for complete details.
June 1, 2016 – Application available [click to download application]
- For background reading on the CHOICES Project, see our papers in Health Affairs and in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
July 14, 2016 12:00 PM EST – FAQ Webinar
[https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/joinbynumber] Please join via Webex using Meeting Number 194 970 751. Audio is available through your computer or via phone at 1-415-655-0001; Access Code 194 970 751. Please allow several minutes for your computer to download the Webex software if necessary. Please select one person to participate in the call as a representative for your agency as space is limited.
If you have issues accessing this page, visit webex.com and select “Join.”
August 5, 2016 5:00 PM EST – Application due
August 31, 2016 – Awardees notified