Opprotunity Blog Posts

Notification of Job Opening

NOTIFICATION OF JOB OPENING Open/Closed Competitive Job Title:  Comprehensive Cancer Coordinator (full-time perm) Department:  Health Ed & Chronic Disease Location:  ITC Central Office, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. (ITC) is a state chartered 501 C3 non-profit organization consisting of twelve federally recognized Indian Tribes in Michigan. We offer a […]

Funding Opportunity – “The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations”

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of diverse population groups thus improving the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups.  This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

Opportunity for Public Comment: USPSTF Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a non-governmental panel that examines scientific evidence to provide recommendations on a wide range of health services. Draft recommendations allow for a period of public comment. Most recently, the USPSTF has issued draft revised guidelines for cervical cancer screening and is inviting public comment on the guidelines […]

2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – Funding Available

In the fight to curb commercial tobacco use in the U.S., college campuses have emerged as a critical battleground. That’s because virtually all smokers — 99 percent — start smoking before turning 26 years old.  Community colleges and minority-serving academic institutions, including trial colleges, are especially important because they tend to serve students who are […]

Funding Opportunity: 2017 Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions.

The Truth Initiative is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants of up to $20,000 to community colleges and minority-serving institutions to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy.  Register for one of two informational webinars on Aug. 16 and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. ET.  Participation is optional.  The deadline for […]

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: American Cancer Society to Issue Dedicated American indian and Alaska Native Funding Opportunity for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has released a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Through this opportunity, the Society will award five grants in amounts up to $100,000 ($50,000/year for 2 years) to eligible tribal health organizations and organizations serving the health needs of American Indian […]

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) will soon issue a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  ACS will offer grants of up to $100,00 ($50,000 per year for 2 years) to five organizations to support the implementation of CRC screening projects aimed to improve screening […]

CDC Internships and Externships in Public Health Law

Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for governmental public health practice in the United States. Many of public health’s greatest successes, including high childhood immunization rates, improved motor vehicle safety, safer workplaces, and reduced tooth decay, are the result of legal interventions. Today, law plays an increasingly […]

Apply Today to Host a PHAP Associate

The host site application period for the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) closes today, January 19, 2017, at 11:59 pm (EST). PHAP is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) two-year, training program for early-career public health professionals that provides opportunities for recent graduates (with a bachelor’s or master’s degree) to gain broad experience […]

Employment Opportunity: American Indian Cancer Foundation

VIEW JOB POSTING HERE: The American Indian Cancer Foundation is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to assist in the management of finances, vendor relations, organizational policies and procedures, meeting/event coordination and take a lead role in providing administrative experience and the capacity to set and deliver outcomes in a fast paced environment.  This is an excellent […]
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Upcoming Events

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George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health will host its Second Annual Public Health Summit, Monday, October 23, 2017, 2 - 5:15 p.m. EDT, The summit will focus on climate change, gender equality, and antibiotic resistance.  LEARN MORE

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar, Optimizing Birth Outcomes Through Preconception and Interception Health, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. EDT.  "Participants will learn how Florida's Magnolia Project is improving the health and well-being of women by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural, and social service needs."  LEARN MORE

Native Fitness Week Training Certification Program - Flagstaff, Arizona - Join the Native American Fitness Council (NAFC) for their fall fitness week!  Fitness is especially important to Native American communities, where the incidence of diabetes and other health problems is disproportionately high. NAFC offers a way for participants to make a real difference through their cost-effective, fitness certifications.  For more information about the program and scholarships CLICK HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Culture of Health Prize call for applications is now open.  it's "an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well.  Prize communities will receive $25,000, have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country, and join a national network of past winning communities."  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3LEARN MORE HERE

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference - November 3-4, 2017 - Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska.  LEARN MORE HERE

Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2017 - LEARN MORE

Community Foods Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Applications due December 4, 2017 For more information, CLICK HERE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year 2018. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program are to:

·         Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;

·         Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;

·         Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and

·         Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.

A webinar will be held on Monday October 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for potential applicants. The Adobe Connect link is: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/cfp2018/.

Full details can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297333

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process."  Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE