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 the following 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 July 2017 to June 2018, and the CHOICES team intends to fund up to four 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.
April 21, 2017 – Application available
- For background reading on the CHOICES Project, see our papers in Health Affairs and in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
May 3, 2017 at 3 to 4 p.m. ET – FAQ Webinar
Join via Webex using Meeting Number 192 095 638.
Audio is available through your computer or via phone at 1-415-655-0001; Access Code 192 095 638. Please allow several minutes for your computer to download the Webex software if necessary. As space is limited, please select one person to participate in the call as a representative for your agency.
If you have issues accessing this page, visit webex.com and select “Join” in the top right corner.
May 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET – Application due
June 15, 2017 – Awardees notified