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1 Community Health & Prevention Collaborative Approaches to Improving Community Health Pre-application Conference Call February 14, 2012

2 About MFH Created in 2000 to receive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri’s nonprofit assets Our vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve MFH is an independent, nonprofit focused on grantmaking, health policy and capacity building SLIDE # 2

3 Funding Transitions COMMUNITY HEALTH & PREVENTION Healthy & Active Communities Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Initiative Social Innovation for Missouri SERVICES DELIVERY Mental Health & Substance Abuse Patient- Centered Medical Home ACCESS/CALM Women’s Health SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Health Care Workforce Development Health Literacy

4 Six Funding Areas Community Health & Prevention Services Delivery Systems Development External Programs Health Policy Basic Support

5 Community Health & Prevention OVERVIEW: Broader approach to prevention and health promotion Focus on communities of greatest need Focus on collaborative community approaches to local health issues

6 Counseling & Education Clinical intervention Long-Lasting Protective Interventions Changing the Context to Make Individual’s Default Decisions Healthy Socioeconomic Factors Smallest impact, biggest individual effort Biggest impact, smallest individual effort Eat healthy, Be active RX for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes Health Impact Pyramid Fluoridation, smoking ordinance, helmet laws Reduce poverty, increase educational attainment, sanitation Immunizations, dental sealants Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, American Journal of Public Health, 2010

7 2012 Funding Programs Mini-grants Assessment & PlanningCommunity-based EffortsPolicy Change

8 A Big Shift…… Prescriptive Grantee Driven- Community Based Community- based Efforts

9 Community Identified Issues Lower rates of tobacco use. Better access to safe environments for physical activity. Decreased exposure of children to violence. Reduction in illicit drug use by youth. Improved access to, and consumption of, fresh fruits and vegetables. Lower rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. Lower rates of suicide attempts by adolescents.

10 What are We Looking For? Evidence based and/or promising strategies Cross-sector collaborations Engage in effective partnerships Integrate program and policy activities Address underlying risk factors of health issue(s) Community- based Efforts

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12 APPLICATION PROCESS

13 Application Process Concept Paper – brief synopsis of its community health challenge, identify potential solutions to that challenge and describe how MFH funding can support the proposed effort Full Proposal Invite – opportunity to describe the proposed community health effort in detail, demonstrate community need and support and provide documentation of community collaborations. The full proposal also includes a comprehensive project evaluation plan and detailed project budget

14 Application Process Concept Paper Application March 13, 2012 Full Proposal InviteMay 10, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline June 28, 2012 – MFH Staff Site Visits – Evaluation- 2 part series May 22, 2012 and June 6, pm-5pm Anticipated Award: November 2012 Project Start Date:December 1, 2012

15 On-line Submission

16 Project Description (pg 10) »Provide a, brief organizational history, including experience and successes related to the proposed project. » Describe the community need or problem to be addressed by the project. » Describe the target population, number of individuals, and communities that will benefit from the project. “Community” can be defined based on geography or shared backgrounds, perspectives or social ties.

17 Project Description (cont.) » What do you hope to accomplish? State the project’s goal(s) and measurable outcomes. »Explain how you will reach the project’s expected outcomes. Provide names and descriptions of the evidence-based or promising practices on which the approach is based. » Provide partners’ names, and brief descriptions of their roles in the project. » Explain and justify the approximate cost of implementing the plan. If the applicant and/or partners are contributing cash or in-kind services, describe those contributions.

18 Contact Information Amy Stringer Hessel, Program Officer, or Matthew Kuhlenbeck, Program Director, or


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