The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Challenge Awards through December 9, 2016. This award is open to eligible MRC Units with an opportunity to receive funding of up to $13,000. NACCHO is seeking award recipients with a focus on innovation towards projects that are:
- Aligned with nationally recognized health initiatives,
- Significant at the local level, and
- Demonstrate capability within the MRC network.
Project proposals may draw from ASPR’s National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), the six Surgeon General’s Priorities which includes the National Prevention Strategy (NPS), the CDC ‘s Winnable Battles, or the strategic plans of other partner organizations.
This awards program is designed to highlight MRC Units that address community needs in an innovative way, evaluate effectiveness, and share their results to facilitate development of improved processes or resources. Proposed projects should include a number of approaches, such as educational programs, formation of unique partnerships or coalitions, community outreach, or creation of innovative tools or systems. Unit leaders can also use this opportunity to evaluate their programs and translate the processes and outcomes through research.
Additional information on the MRC Challenge Award is available in the request for application and NACCHO’s award application website. Potential applicants are encouraged to view the 2017 MRC Challenge Awards informational webinar recording and presentation slides. All questions and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.