The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to provide opportunities to CDC programs in CDC Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs) for strengthening population health and public health practice through specific Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs).
WIPs are non-research domestic or
international projects that provide workforce development opportunities in academic or public health practice settings.
These public health practice projects are developed and funded by CIOs and conducted by CDC’s academic association partners or their members (e.g., colleges,universities, or residency programs) through the administration of extramural sub-awards.
Some examples of WIPs are as follows:
o Curricula for use in academic settings o Training, including courses that offer continuing education, for the current public health and health care workforce o A project to introduce public health to students or attract new talent to public health careers o Activities for development of nursing, medical, public health, or other faculty (e.g.an activity that incorporates public or population health into what faculty teach) o A community-level activity that supports public health practice o A public health practice quality improvement project that has a workforce development component o A project to evaluate a prevention or health promotion program or strategy of public health importance Eligible projects must meet the criteria described in CDC's policy "Distinguishing Public Health Research and Public Health Nonresearch." (www.cdc.gov/od/science/integrity/docs/cdc-policy-distinguishing-public-health-research-nonresearch.pdf).