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Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE) Pacesetter Communities

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Mar 4, 2016

Marie Schall


Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE) Pacesetter Communities awards funding and technical assistance to enable communities to substantially accelerate health improvement strategies. Pacesetter communities will participate in an intensive learning and doing program designed to improve the health and well-being of people, populations, and the community-at-large.

A technical assistance and evaluation team will collaborate with the potential pacesetter communities and offer support and guidance to improve processes and health outcomes.

The aim of SCALE is not to fund a community’s entire health improvement effort or to create new initiatives. The goal of SCALE is to support local leaders at every level of a community to be successful and to multiply their effectiveness in achieving their existing vision and goals.


Applicant communities must have a 501(c)(3) or municipality organization that is willing to, and can receive, funds.

An ideal applicant would be a coalition that is representative of the community and is composed of at least three partnering organizations capable of addressing the determinants of health (across healthcare, community, public health, social services, etc.).

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Successful applicants will receive extensive technical assistance, support from a peer learning community, and $60,000 (plus up to $8,000 travel budget) over 20 months.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and frequently asked questions are available on the program website.

Applicants must register through an online portal and then they will receive access to the full application.

Three technical assistance calls will be held during the month of February, 2015. For complete listing of dates and times, see the program website.

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Networking and collaboration · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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