HSCI Funding Announcement
On Monday November 19th, The Healthy South Carolina Initiative (HSCI) announced the availability of funds to support community implementation efforts that work to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity to improve the health of all South Carolinians. Through funds awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Community Transformation Grant Program the HSCI seeks to create healthier communities and eliminate health disparities through interventions that reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, heart disease and stroke. Partners facilitating the environmental change efforts include Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina, The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative, and the Outpatient Quality Improvement Network (OQUIN). The community awards will directly support work at the local level within South Carolina. Groups of community partners will work together on environmental and policy strategies to increase healthy opportunities in their communities.
By promoting healthy lifestyles, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants will help improve health, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. Community groups are encouraged to work together on environmental change strategies in an effort to increase healthy opportunities in their communities.
The process to apply for funds includes an initial letter of intent (due November 30th), a brief proposal including a budget summary (due January 14th) and upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in order to be considered for funds (due February 25th). There will be two types of funds that a group can apply for, Community Engagement and Community Action grants. More information regarding the application process and funding types are available on the HSCI website.
IMPH supports the work of HSCI through the convening and coordinating of the External Leadership Team.