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The Heart Truth Community Subcontract Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 21, 2021
Application: Aug 9, 2021

Glynis Jones

TaWanna Berry


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking communities to implement and assess community health worker resources to address heart disease education within American Indians and Alaska Native communities.

One-year pilot programs should focus on using the Honoring the Gift of Heart Health curriculum to train health educators to implement heart health education programs within American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and/or to use the manual and supporting materials to implement a heart health education program with community members.

Primary goals include:

  • Incorporate audience and user insights, lessons learned, and recommendations from the pilot implementations to update information and resources available in future iterations of Honoring the Gift of Heart Health manual and resources
  • Identify evidence-based strategies tailored to American Indian and Alaska Native populations that align with The Heart Truth's goals of:
    • Amplifying awareness about heart disease risk factors
    • Helping people identify specific health goals to control risk factors
    • Increasing individual accountability to prevent heart disease
    • Increasing the number of Americans who intend to take action to protect their hearts and control modifiable risk factors

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations or state, tribal, county, or municipal government agencies with demonstrated experience in outreach to American Indian and/or Alaska Native populations.

Special consideration will be given to organizations that:

  • Work in geographic areas with a demonstrated need for heart health intervention and education for American Indian and/or Alaska Native populations
  • Have an existing infrastructure and the capacity to implement and assess a community-based heart health education pilot program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

NHLBI expects to award multiple organizations, with each award up to $50,000.

Participants will also receive technical assistance, as needed, in the form of counsel on strategic planning, including target audience data, communications, media relations, event planning, and reporting.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application appendices are available on the program website.

Applicants are requested to email a letter of intent to Glynis Jones and TaWanna Berry by July 21, 2021 and a full proposal by August 9, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Cardiovascular disease · Community health workers · Culture and cultural competency · Evaluation methods and resources

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