CDC RFAs for special interest projects through HPDP

Every year, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) has the opportunity to submit proposals to the CDC in response to RFAs for “Special Interest Projects” or SIPs. HPDP is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) eligible to participate in this program, and all SIP proposals must be submitted through their institution’s PRC.

There are 10 SIP opportunities in the associated topic areas:

  • Adolescent Health
    SIP 21-001: Integrating social emotional well being w/ physical activity & nutrition practices in school-based out-of-school time (OST) programs: a demonstration project
  • Alcohol
    SIP 21-002: Examining Contexts of Alcohol Availability and Accessibility
  • Arthritis
    SIP 21-003: Evaluating alternative delivery models for arthritis-appropriate evidence based physical activity and self-management interventions
  • Cancer Prevention and Care
    SIP 21-004: Development, Evaluation and Dissemination of an Evidence-Based Intervention to Increase Sun Safety among Outdoor Workers
    SIP 21-005: Feasibility of a Model Cancer Screening Surveillance Report Using All-Payer Claims Data
    SIP 21-006: Increasing Genetic Counseling Referrals Among Patients At-Risk for BRCA-Associated Cancers
  • Epilepsy
    SIP 21-007: Epilepsy incidence and etiology: important information for public health prevention and health promotion in the US community
  • Lupus
    SIP 21-008: Examining approaches to improve care and management of people with lupus
  • Maternal, Infant and Child Health
    SIP 21-009: Mental Health of Mothers Study (MHOMS) and Substance Use Evaluation Network
  • Health Care Access and Quality
    SIP 21-010: Engagement of Community Health Workers to Reduce Racial Discrimination and Improve Hypertension Management

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for one of these opportunities, please refer to the important dates below. Please note that only one application per SIP is allowable. If there is interest from multiple PIs, HPDP will coordinate efforts or if necessary, request brief applications for consideration by blinded internal reviewers to decide which proposal moves forward.

Important Dates:

  • CDC Pre-Application Webinar/Information Session: 1/14/2021, 1:30-3:30 PM (Call-in information will be provided at a later date.)
  • Expressions of interest to Alice Ammerman, Beverly Garcia, and Christina Rodriguez: by 1/15/2021
  • Letter of Intent due to CDC: 1/25/2021
  • Application Due to CDC: 2/24/2021
  • Estimated Start Date: 9/30/2021

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