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Training and Technical Assistance Providers for the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program

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Sponsor
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Deadlines
Feb 28, 2021
Contact

Caitlyn Harper
Charper@naccho.org

Purpose

The National Association of County and health officials is seeking contracts with 3 qualified training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to work with local health departments (LHDs) that are awardees of the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program.

Proposals are accepted in the topic areas:

  • Addressing Health Equity in Emergency Response Activities
    TTA content includes, but is not limited to:
    • Developing a shared understanding of health equity and inequities as roots determinants of poor health, and their relationship to the social determinants of health
    • Understanding the role of LHDs to improve health equity, reduce/eliminate health inequities, in general and as applied to emergency response
    • Employing strategies for cultivating and strengthening community partnerships and forming authentic alliances with community members to advance health equity in emergency response and recovery efforts
    • Ways to incorporate health equity approaches in emergency preparedness and community health improvement planning
  • Public Health Communication
    Contract deliverables include:
    • Identify needs and priorities for TA in public health communications for COVID planning and implementation
    • Provide TA to sub-cohort of up to 15 LHDs
    • Identify and collect resources from the field to be shared with LHD sites to inform TA efforts
    • Repurpose, tailor, or develop up to 2 additional tools/resources for LHD sites based upon their identified needs
    • Lead a one-hour webinar on timely topics within the subject matter core content
    • Provide subject matter guidance to NACCHO team to inform ongoing TTA efforts
  • Technical Training in Contact Tracing and Testing and Vaccine Administration
    Contract deliverables include:
    • Identify needs and priorities for TA in vaccine administration and contact tracing and testing for COVID planning and implementation
    • Identify and collect resources from the field to be shared with LHD sites to inform TA efforts
    • Repurpose, tailor, or develop up to 3 additional tools/resources for LHD sites based upon their identified needs
    • Lead a one-hour webinar on timely topics within the subject matter core content
    • Provide subject matter guidance to NACCHO team to inform ongoing TTA efforts
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are training and technical assistance providers with demonstrated experience providing expert capacity-building technical assistance to a large cohort of communities in the respective topic area.

Competitive applicants will also demonstrate experience providing capacity-building assistance to LHDs in general, and, ideally, to rural/frontier jurisdictions, as the primary target audience.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Expected fixed contract award by topic area:

  • Addressing Health Equity in Emergency Response Activities - $100,000
  • Public Health Communication - $100,000
  • Technical Training in Contact Tracing and Testing and Vaccine Administration - $150,000
Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Infectious diseases · Public health · Social determinants of health · Vaccination



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