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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2002 funds for a grant program for the Office of Extramural Prevention Research. This program addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus area, Educational and Community-Based Programs. It is also related to the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan Goal 6: "Strengthen the nation's health sciences research enterprise and enhance its productivity through the Prevention Research Initiative."
The purpose of the program is to stimulate investigator-initiated participatory research on community-based approaches to prevention. Findings from these projects should advance the practice of public health and policy in order to promote health and reduce disease, disability, and injury.Specifically, this announcement seeks to support multi-disciplinary, multi-level, participatory research that will enhance the capacity of communities and population groups to address health promotion and the prevention of disease, disability and injury.
Multi-level research involves interventions directed at two or more levels, such as individual, family, neighborhood, organizational, broader community (
Participatory research involves collaboration with the community being studied, at least in formulating the research questions and in interpreting and applying research findings, and, if the community so chooses, in selecting methods and analyzing data. This announcement is not limited to any particular model of participatory research.
While the direction of the research must be guided by the expressed needs and interests of the community engaged in the study, this program is especially targeted to supporting cross-cutting research (i.e., research that considers interventions or methods that would now or in the future be applicable to more than one health condition).
Applications may be submitted by public and private nonprofit organizations and by governments and their agencies; that is, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, other public and private nonprofit