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CDC Funding Opportunity - Case Studies


Case Studies and Supporting Content in Communication, Leadership, and Problem-solving for Population Health

Application Deadline: August 9, 2018 


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 9 months.

 Floor of Individual Award Range:   $50,000
 Ceiling of Individual Award Range:   $120,000
 Anticipated Number of Awards:   1
 Anticipated Notification Date  9/04/2018



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.

The project described below addresses the following National Public Health Workforce Strategy priority areas:

  • Enhancing the education system
  • Increasing the capability of the existing workforce
  • Strengthening systems and capacity to support the workforce

This project will be managed by the Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), CDC, in collaboration with APTR.



There is a need for workforce programs in state and local public health departments and academe to have access to readily available population health training and educational content and products. Readily and widely available training content with a major inter-professional emphasis that builds the skills of the current and future workforce to work on transdisciplinary issues is scarce. CDC/PHWB is therefore supporting the development of such content.

The training content that will be developed will consist of three high-quality sets of case study materials in communications, leadership, and problem solving as they relate to population health. The case studies will build skills in multi-disciplinary collaboration and integration, effective communication, leadership, and problem-solving in the emerging population health context. These skills and knowledge are critical for effective public health and population health practice today.

To develop the preparatory materials and case studies, the awardee will:

  1. identify learning objectives and specific competencies to be achieved
  2. estimate expected time and effort requirements for learners to use the preparatory materials
  3. propose multimedia learning approaches and applied learning activities as appropriate
  4. develop learning assessment methods
  5. devise and implement approaches for interdisciplinary peer-learning
  6. develop evaluations for preparatory materials and case studies, and

The awardee must also be able to test the preparatory materials and case studies with appropriate stakeholders and incorporate the feedback for improvement, prior to public release. Training materials will be made available to CDC and disseminated through channels identified by the awardee. These channels should include partner organizations that represent and support health departments, such as ASTHO and NACCHO, to ensure the greatest reach.


Applicant Eligibility Requirements

The following recipients may submit an application: Institutions of higher education

The primary applicant must be an institutional member of APTR at the time of the award and
throughout the grant period. Experience with instructional design and/or case study development is
required. 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

Applicants should:

  1. have expertise in the development of case studies that integrate multiple disciplines and supporting materials
  2. have demonstrable knowledge of how communication, leadership, and problem solving are necessary competencies in population health practice
  3. meet quality training standards (, and
  4. understand adult learning principles.

The intent of this NOFO is to fund national associations whose members represent institutions of higher education, specifically their domestic medical, nursing, and public health schools and programs. These schools and programs prepare students and emerging health professionals to improve public health and safety, thus building capacity of the public health workforce.


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. 

 Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]


For application submission questions and general inquiries, contact: 

Michelle Navarro, MPH
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Telephone: (202) 463-0550 x135 

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 610  |  Washington, DC 20036

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