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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.

2021 WIP Cycle
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

The AAMC is now accepting applications for one workforce improvement non-research funding opportunity available through the AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement: “Building Capacity and Increasing Awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States to Assess and Improve CKD Testing and Care Coordination Among At-Risk Populations.”

This WIP is sponsored by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Protection (NCCDPHP). CDC expects to make one award in the amount of $85,000.

Eligibility

This WIP is available to U.S. AAMC-member institutions, and members of these academic organizations: the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

Eligible applicants must establish partnerships with health departments and ministries of health in the U.S. territories or freely associated states, or work with partners in charge of prevention and health promotion initiatives in U.S. territories and freely associated states.

Application Information

Please review the full Notice of Funding Opportunity prior to submitting your application packet. You may email your complete application packet to CDC@aamc.org. Be sure to include:

  • Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs – SF-424A
  • Budget justification

  • Project narrative (not to exceed 15 pages)

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 5, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the project period for this award?
    This project will be funded for one year, from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

  2. What is the indirect cost allocation rate for this award?
    Applicants should use their institution’s federally approved negotiated indirect cost rate.

  3. Which institutions can apply through the AAMC?
    Only U.S. AAMC-member institutions may apply for this WIP through the AAMC. Other institutions may be eligible to apply as members of these academic organizations: the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

  4. Does AAMC provide guidance on budget preparation?
    You may review CDC's Budget Preparation Guidelines for examples and templates to assist in developing a proper budget.

Contact

Please address all other questions to CDC@aamc.org.

Completed Projects

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

PROJECT TITLE SPONSORING CIO PROJECT DESCRIPTION AWARDEE
Evaluation and Pilot of the Public Health Quality Self-Assessment Scoring Tool 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 health Harvard Medical School
The CDC Milestones Project: Advancing Integration of Population Health into Graduate Medical Education Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) To advance the integration of public health competencies into graduate medical education Duke University and the Association of American Medical Colleges
Population-based Surveillance And Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) 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) National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) To scale-up and validate IDEAL-X to further assess the capacity of the tool to successfully perform VTE identification Duke University Medical Center

Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) are supported by Cooperative Agreement Numbers 5 NU36OE000004 and 5 NU36OE000007 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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