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CG 19-10090 Finishing The Fight: Statewide Coordinating Center for Community Engagement and Organizing

Closed (2019-06-12)

The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program intends to award a grant to the American Heart Association in response to Request for Applications (RFA) #19-10090, Finishing the Fight: Statewide Coordinating Center for Community Engagement and Organizing.

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund one (1) grant that will plan, develop, implement, and disseminate resources to facilitate community engagement and organizing among local  tobacco control stakeholders, gatekeepers, and decision makers that may accelerate and influence the development and adoption of tobacco control-related policy and system changes. Community engagement and organizing activities are expected to support implementation of evidence-based and promising policies and practices that promote community-norm change strategies to create healthy sustainable communities that dissuade or eliminate tobacco use. The funded project is expected to apply the most current research findings to prevent and reduce tobacco use and promote innovative population-based approaches to reduce the number of persons beginning to use tobacco, continuing to use tobacco, or developing tobacco-related diseases.

The beneficiaries of activities funded by this RFA are persons and groups at high-risk of tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, and the local public health community of California, which includes, but is not limited to: local health departments, cities, counties, planning agencies, local government officials, local policymakers, schools, voluntary health organizations, hospitals, professional organizations, and
community-based organizations working with persons and groups at high-risk of tobacco use and SHS exposure.

The solicitation process is to identify an agency whose background, qualifications, and proposed project best address the goals detailed in the RFA.