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93.135 Centers for Research and Demonstration for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Section 1706, 42 U.S.C. 300u-5, as amended; Section 2(d), Public Law 98-551.
(1) To establish, maintain, and operate academic-based centers for high-quality research and demonstration with respect to health promotion and disease prevention; (2) to establish linkages, where applicable, between ongoing, basic research in a wide array of fields and applied research in disease prevention and health promotion; (3) to bring the knowledge and expertise of academic health centers to bear on practical public health problems; (4) to field test and rigorously evaluate more cost-effective methods and strategies for preventing unnecessary illness and promoting good health; and (5) to shorten the time lag between the development of new and proven effective disease prevention and health promotion techniques and their widespread application. 6) to involve the community in the development, conduct, and implementation of prevention research.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are available for costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstrations pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention plus certain indirect costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies of the Public Health Service. Grantees may not award subgrants but may enter into consortia agreements or contracts as necessary to achieve the aims of the program.
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, schools of osteopathy, and schools of public health as defined in Section 701 (4) of Public Health Service Act.
Pre-application Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports (annual); interim progress (annually); terminal progress report (3 months after end of project); and reprints and copies of resulting publications.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
Two additional centers were funded in fiscal year 2001, which brings the total number of centers in the Prevention Centers Network to 26. The new centers are Boston University and the University of Pittsburgh. It is estimated that awards will be made to the same 26 centers in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 52; and basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 45 CFR 74; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94- 50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Each Center dedicates core resources to support a particular research theme. These themes reflect their areas of expertise, or the needs of the population they serve. A particular emphasis is to address disparities accessing effective health promotion and disease prevention services. For example, the causes of excess mortality in Harlem, promoting healthy lifestyles in American Indians and focusing on the health of older adults. Many of the research projects are also in specific areas of importance addressing the Healthy People 2000 and 2010 Objectives. The Prevention Research Centers focus on solutions for disadvantaged communities and promote disease prevention and health promotion strategies among the following population groups: children and youth, older adults and disabled persons; African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, American Indians, and rural populations. In addition, some Centers select a particular intervention as a core research theme, such as nutrition, physical activity and workplace health promotion.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Prevention Center applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.