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Workforce Improvement Projects

Public health practice projects proposed and funded by CDC programs and conducted by AAMC member institutions

Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) are one method used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to solicit proposals from members of academic partner institutions in topic areas that are of interest to the CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices (CIOs). WIPs focus on workforce development in various areas of public health practice in domestic or international settings. While these opportunities do not have committed funding, CIOs have a genuine interest in pursuing these activities.

Application Deadline July 30, 2018!

The following WIP is available now to AAMC members and members of these academic organizations: the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.

Case Studies and Supporting Content in Communication, Leadership, and Problem-solving for Population Health Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)1October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019$125,000

*Funding amounts noted are estimates and are subject to availability of funds and include direct and indirect costs.

Application Instructions

Potential applicants are encouraged to have a clear understanding of the intent of the WIP before submitting their applications. When submitting an application, it is important to view the listing of current FAQ.

An electronic copy of the following documents should be submitted to no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 30, 2018:

1. Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) 
2. Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A) 
3. CDC Assurances and Certifications
4. Project Abstract Summary : Includes summary information about the proposal, including project title, project summary (one page max), and “estimated number of people to be served as a result of the award of this grant.”
5. Project Abstract: Must not exceed one page and must contain a summary of the proposed activity suitable for dissemination to the public. It should be a self-contained description of the project and should contain a statement of objectives and methods to be employed. It should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields and insofar as possible understandable to a technically literate lay reader. This Abstract must not include any proprietary/confidential information.
6. Budget Justification: Line item narrative justification for the total amount requested.
7. Project Narrative: The narrative should address activities to be conducted over the entire Period of Performance and must include the following items in the order listed:
• Strategies and Activities
Work Plan 
• Outcomes and Performance Measures
• Organizational Chart

Please see the FAQ for additional application instructions.

Completed Projects

Since 2012, over $800,000 in funding has been awarded to AAMC member institutions.

Evaluation and Pilot of the Public Health Quality Self-Assessment Scoring Toolsponsored by the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)To provide the means for mobile clinics to assess their public health quality, so that they can better improve population healthHarvard Medical School
The CDC Milestones Project: Advancing Integration of Population Health into Graduate Medical Educationsponsored by the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) To advance the integration of public health competencies into graduate medical educationDuke University and the Association of American Medical Colleges
Population-based Surveillance And Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) sponsored by the National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities ( NCBDDD External Link)To improve information on VTE occurrence, prevention and monitoring Duke University Medical Center
Evaluation of an Automated Information Extraction Tool for Identification of Venous Thromboembolism in Electronic Health Records (EHRs)sponsored by the National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities ( NCBDDD External Link) To scale-up and validate IDEAL-X to further assess the capacity of the tool to successfully perform VTE identification Duke University Medical Center

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