The CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is a training, technical assistance and modeling initiative designed to build capacity among state and local decision-makers to understand and use cost-effectiveness analysis to identify childhood obesity prevention strategies that offer the best value for money. 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 interventions that are sustainable, replicable, effective and cost-effective.
Public health agencies that represent populations of over 500,000 are eligible to apply. This could include a state, county or large city health agency.
The learning collaborative project period is December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019, with preliminary final reports due by November 15, 2019 and final versions of the report due November 30, 2019. The CHOICES team intends to fund up to 4 state, city and/or county health agencies for their participation over a 12-month period. The size of award may vary with the scope of each proposed project; each award may total up to $50,000.
- August 1, 2018: Application Information & Instructions and Agency Application Form available
- August 14, 2018: FAQ Webinar
- September 17, 2018: Application due by 5:00pm EST
- October 16, 2018: Awardees notified
- December 2018 – November 2019: Project period