Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19
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National Association of County and City Health Officials
The National Association of County and City Health
Officials offers funding for training and technical
assistance activities that build workforce capacity in
rural and frontier local health departments (LHDs) in
order to help communities more effectively respond to and
recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
The program focuses on strengthening COVID testing,
vaccine administration activities, and longer-term
emergency response sustainability. Workforce capacity
building areas include administrative preparedness,
emergency preparedness and response, communications,
workforce mental health and well-being, health equity,
and other emerging issues related to COVID-19 response
Primary project activities include:
- Provision of training in content topics to build the
workforce capability of responding to COVID-19
- Direct technical assistance to incorporate
administrative preparedness processes and practices in
COVID-19 response activities to support emergency
preparedness infrastructure building and sustainability
for current and future response needs
Governmental LHDs with at least 50% of their jurisdiction
being designated as rural or frontier according to the
USDA are eligible to apply.
For this opportunity rural and frontier areas are defined
Rural areas are those with a Rural
Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Code between 4 and 10.
Frontier areas are those with a RUCA
code of 10.
Amount of funding
Awards are issued in the form of fixed price contracts of
up to $35,000, with a project period of 9 months.
Approximately 35 awards will be made.
Emergency preparedness and response · Frontier and remote areas · Health screening · Health workforce · Infectious diseases · Public health · Vaccination
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