The American Public Health Association recently launched a competition that gives health departments the opportunity to improve their capacity around health inequality policies. What’s up for grabs? Certainly nothing to yawn at (especially in this economic climate):
According to the APHA site announcing the policy innovation contest:
Between five and eight health departments will receive awards ranging from $25,000 to $40,000 to develop, implement, and/or evaluate an innovative policy approach to a critical public health problem, with a focus on reducing health inequities and building policy capacity.
I’m happy to see that the CDC is involved in providing funding for the initiative – in some upcoming posts, this will become clearer on where I’m thinking the role of organizations like the CDC will be most helpful to move innovation in public health.