CDC Special Project funding announcement

The CDC released 11 PRC Special Interest Project Announcements that are only available to CDC-Sponsored Prevention Research Centers. Letters of Intent are due March 6 and full applications are due on April 8. Applications must be completed by April 1 for routing and submission to the Office of Sponsored Research.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is expected to fund research that will focus on developing and evaluating the evidence for strategies that improve population health outcomes in the Healthy People 2020 topic areas of Cancer; HIV and Sexual Health; and Nutrition, Obesity, and Physical Activity. The following are the current SIPS and associated topic areas:

Cancer Prevention and Care: SIP 15-001, 15-002, 15-003, 15-004, and 15-005;

Community Health: SIP 15-006;

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD): SIP 15-007, 15-008, and 15-009

Nutrition, Obesity, and Physical Activity: SIP 15-010 and 15-011

This FOA will provide supplemental funding to Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) to design, test, and disseminate effective applied public health prevention research strategies to include behavioral interventions, environmental or system-wide solutions, and strategies that address major causes of disease and disability. Accomplishing the objectives of these projects will impact the field of public health, as follows:

 SIP 15-001 Integrating Self-Management Education with Cancer Survivorship Care Planning

Understanding the feasibility of referring cancer survivors to self-management (SM) programs at the time care plans are delivered and identifying the barriers and facilitators associated with scalability of a SM program to a larger, diverse population of cancer survivors may be used to guide modifications to existing SM programs and inform best practices in survivorship care for cancer survivors.

 SIP 15-002 Economic Impact of Clinical Trials Among Children Diagnosed with Cancer

Understanding the long-term economic impact of health benefits related to clinical trial enrollment among children aged 0-19 years with a cancer diagnosis can be used to help the decision process of whether to enroll children with cancer in clinical trials decrease morbidity and mortality.

SIP 15-003 Using Cancer Registry Data to Promote Proactive Tobacco Cessation among Adult Cancer Survivors

Using cancer registry data to understand the effectiveness of proactive tobacco cessation interventions in groups of cancer survivors at high risk of tobacco use identified can inform the development of tobacco cessation services in cancer survivorship plans.

SIP 15-004 Utilizing Targeted Community Interventions to Increase Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Muslim Women

Provide the public health community (including clinicians) with culturally appropriate materials and strategies that are effective in serving Muslim women; provide evidence-based risk-reduction messages and strategies for increasing breast and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women; and increase public health capacity of community health workers to serve as healthcare navigators for Muslim communities.

SIP 15-005 Economic Costs of Quality Assurance in Lung Cancer Screening Programs

Provide an economic conceptual model that can be applied in multiple practice settings, for the costs of implementing and maintaining quality assurance and medical outcomes audit programs for lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT).

SIP 15-006 Building Local Community Health Leadership for Action on Preventing Chronic Disease

Increase the knowledge, skills, attitudes, perceptions, and a leadership capacity of participants to mitigate the negative effects of social determinates of health to achieve community-wide outcomes and impact.

SIP 15-007 HPV Vaccine Impact among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

Understanding of the impact of HPV vaccine among young men who have sex with men (MSM), and the prevalence of oral, anal, and serologic HPV infections among MSM aged 18-26 years, can inform policy decisions for HPV vaccination and assist in the development of new policy. Increasing knowledge of HPV-associated diseases and uptake of HPV vaccine among MSM aged 18-26 years can reduce the risk of HPV associated cancers in this population.

SIP 15-008 Mycoplasma genitalium Among Men with Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU) Attending STD Clinics in the US

These findings from this project will have important implications for screening and treatment recommendations of M. genitalium infections in the United States.

SIP 15-009 Serosorting and Other Seroadaptive Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in the US-designing a Brief Survey Tool for Use in Clinical Practice

This survey tool will enable clinical providers and DIS to quickly and accurately determine seroadaptive behaviors and practices among MSM patients and provide targeted and tailored HIV prevention messaging and risk-reduction strategies.

SIP 15-010 Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Physical Activity and Public Health Training Courses

Build a well-trained group of researchers and practitioners that can advance the field of physical activity and CDC’s mission by increasing public awareness and knowledge about the importance of physical activity, and increasing physically active behaviors among the general population.

SIP 15-011 Implementation and Evaluation of a Mall Walking Program

Increase access to mall walking programs in a community or neighborhood without an existing program, and determine the costs, barriers and facilitating factors associated with implementation of mall walking programs.

Note that the funding amounts are total dollars – include both direct and indirect costs.

If you are interested in applying for any of these SIPs, please contact or by Feb.24th to strategize about organizing an application.

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