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.