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CDC Funding Opportunity - Mini Course

Foundations of Population Health Science and Practice – Mini Course for Public Health Professionals

Application Deadline: March 26, 2019 



APTR requests a brief “Notice of Intent to Apply” email by March 15, 2019. Email to:

Award Information

Approximate total project period funding:
This amount is subject to availability of funds and includes direct costs and indirect costs as applicable. The total budget period length is expected to be 2 years.

 Year 1 Award:   $87,300
 Anticipated Number of Awards:   1
 Anticipated Notification Date  6/30/2019


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An increasingly integrated health system requires health professionals who are prepared to practice, deliver, and integrate clinical and/or public health services across boundaries for the betterment of the public's health. Workforce Improvement Projects provide a way for CDC to partner with academia on non-research, applied public health activities that better prepare health professionals and strengthen public health workforce capacity. This project will be managed by the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), CDC, in collaboration with APTR.


Although courses in population health science and practice are provided by a number of universities/colleges, there isn't foundational tailored training specifically for the public health workforce that can be accessed at no cost to the learner. Due to limited funding available for workforce development, public health departments need access to high-quality free or low-cost training for their staff.

The proposed training series will contribute to the ongoing professional development of the public health workforce by increasing their foundational knowledge of population health science and the effective design, implementation, and evaluation of population health practice activities.

Key Project Outcomes

  • Development and implementation of a training needs assessment involving health departments and community-based organizations either currently implementing or who desire to implement population health initiatives.
  •  Development and implementation of a training series on population health practice for the public health workforce within a pilot group of learners.
  • Development of an assessment that allows users to provide feedback about the series and integrating user feedback in Version 2.0.
  • Dissemination of the 2.0 training series on a public platform.

Target Populations

The target population for this funding opportunity are schools and/or programs in population health in either public health, medical, or nursing schools. The target population for the trainings that will be developed are public health staff and leaders in state and local health departments and community settings, and other governmental public health staff working within communities.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

Institutions of higher education that grant degrees in population health. The primary applicant must be an institutional member of APTR at the time of the award and throughout the grant period. Due to the limited time-frame for project implementation, eligible applicants are limited to established schools and programs that grant degrees in population health. Eligible applicants must have significant experience in developing population health coursework and experience with and knowledge of population health science and practice, governmental public health, and community health improvement.  Applications including more than one health profession (interprofessional team of faculty) are encouraged, but only one faculty member can act as the point of contact, subawardee, and fiduciary agent.


Application and Submission Information


*The work plan template should be included as a part of the project narrative and not as a separate document in the appendices. 

**The budget preparation guidelines provides a sample justification. 


APTR requests a brief “Notice of Intent to Apply” email by March 15, 2019. 

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For application submission questions and general inquiries, contact: 

Vera S. Cardinale, MPH
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Telephone: (202) 463-0550 x129 

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