The American Public Health Association (APHA) knows that achieving health equity means addressing the social determinants of health. And in the long term, sustainable success requires reaching outside the traditional public health community to form cross-sector partnerships. That’s why this National Public Health Week, DHPE has signed up as a national partner to assist APHA in announcing a new opportunity to create healthier communities nationwide.
APHA, the Aetna Foundation and the National Association of Counties, in partnership with CEOs for Cities, announce the start of a multiyear program to encourage small to mid-sized cities, counties and federally recognized tribes to convene multisector partnerships in support of positive health change. More than $1.5 million in prizes will be awarded to participants that demonstrate measurable change in the next few years. Efforts will be judged both on the quality of cross-sector partnerships and progress on metrics such as tobacco use, walkability, housing affordability, living wages and community safety.
Those selected to participate will receive community seed grants and will be offered technical assistance, subject matter expertise and online educational opportunities throughout the Challenge. So start working on your proposal today!
Learn more and get started by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Debbie Nadzam, Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Director, at 216-523-7348.