SPINE State Internal Hub

SPINE State Internal Hub

Program Updates & Partner Events

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) are excited to announce they will host another Integrating Nutrition and Intercultural Competency in the Charitable Food System Action Institute on January17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2023 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM EST. The 2023 virtual Action Institute will bring together elected interdisciplinary teams from recipient programs to receive focused technical assistance and utilize protected team time to advance and strengthen food bank- and pantry-level nutrition standards, policies, and intercultural competencies in their region. Recipient teams will develop an action plan that outlines the action steps and the 12 to 24-month short- and long-term implementation outcomes needed to help improve the neighbor experience when accessing the charitable food system. Applications are due on Monday, November 11th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Only REACH, HOP, SPAN, BRIC, and SPINE recipients are eligible
    to apply. Details Here. If you have questions, please email Doreleena Sammons Hackett (dsammons-hackett@sophe.org).
  • CONFERENCE: Workshop on Housing and Obesity: Gaps, Opportunities, and Future Directions for Advancing Health Equity. November 14-15, 2022. This virtual workshop will explore the role of housing insecurity in obesity-related health disparities, the evidence base for housing-related interventions to address obesity disparities, and future directions to advance health equity for all. Register now.  
  • CONFERENCE Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum. November 23-30, Washington, DC. Join policymakers, policy experts, and practitioners from across the health and social services sectors to explore the current and future state of social determinants of health policy. Register now. 

Funding Opportunities

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for SPAN, REACH, and HOP. Publicably available on Grants.gov.
  • FUNDING GUIDE Federal Funding Guide: Enhancing Young Children’s Access to Local Foods and Farm to Early Childcare and Education. Collaboratively developed by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN), the Policy Equity Group, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), and National Farm to School Network, the guide details 12 funding opportunities with the potential for over $650,000 for farm to early care and education and local food access programs. It is designed to prepare and position farm to ECE partners within states, localities, government agencies, and community-based organizations to effectively apply for the grants. Access the guide
  • REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking to fund research on how pandemic-driven social and economic programs and policies related to poverty reduction impact child obesity, diet quality, and food and nutrition security. Healthy Eating Research is interested in understanding how poverty reduction programs—such as financial payments to families, income assistance programs, housing assistance or housing security programs, and increased access to social services—impact child obesity, diet quality, food security, and other relevant child and family health outcomes among lower-income and families of color. Applications are being accepted now, and brief concept papers are due by October 12, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET. Applications are open now at https://healthyeatingresearch.org/what-we-fund/current-funding-opportunities/
  • REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Competitive Grants Program (GusNIP) for fiscal years (FY) 2022 and 2023 to support nutrition incentive program projects. The nutrition incentive program funds and evaluates projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Virgin Islands and the USDA Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) for Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands by providing a financial incentive at the point of purchase. Please visit the NIFA website to learn more about the GusNIP FY2022 RFA.
  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI’s) first round of grantmaking for 2022 is now open. CSPI seeks to support communities as they explore local, state, and federal policy interventions to elicit systemic change and advance a just and equitable food environment. CSPI is focused on identifying strategies and passing policies aimed at increasing purchasing power for, and access to, nutritious food that meets people’s needs, supporting a healthier food environment, and reducing health disparities across demographic groups. Several opportunities are currently open, with details available here
  • Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is funding research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. To learn more, visit the Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity webpage. Open deadline. 

Upcoming SPINE Events, Deliverables & Deadlines

Event/Deliverable Name
November 9, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM ET
SPINE Special Topic Learning Opportunity Topic: “SPINE Listening Session: Uncovering Strategies, Pivots, Challenges, & Lessons learned during Year 1 SPINE”
At least one representative from each state is required to attend, preferably someone who has been involved in the implementation of the project. Please review the listening session questions beforehand, which are in the calendar invite for the meeting. Zoom meeting registration link in calendar invite.
November 15, 2022 3:00-4:00 PM ET
SPINE Monthly Update Call
Administrative updates re: program implementation and evaluation, general support, and Q&A.
November 16-28
1:1 Support Calls with Individual States
These calls discuss overall program implementation (e.g., SAP progress, project management, budget, evaluation, etc.) and address any T/TA needs. On some months, states can showcase their SPINE work and activities specific to food and nutrition security and health equity. Call dates and times will be coordinated and determined by the state and SPINE program team. These calls occur monthly, are between 30 minutes to one hour in duration, and at least one state team member is required to participate.

Other Events

November 10, 2022 3-4 PM ET
NACDD General Member Webinar “Innovative Models to Increase Access to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs for Priority Populations.”
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, this webinar will feature initiatives that promote health equity through innovative approaches to increasing access to type 2 diabetes prevention and management services. Register here: https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yvuMpdfRTDC2OfFlQx5SEw#/registration
November 15, 2022 11:30 AM ET
The Rockerfeller Foundation Webinar “Serving up Solutions: Building the evidence on Produce Rx Programs”
Join The Rockefeller Foundation and Kaiser Permanente as they share the newest and largest collection of findings to date on the effectiveness of produce prescription programs and their positive impacts on participants and communities. Outcomes include individual-level changes on diet and health; program cost data and cost-effectiveness; as well as in-depth inquiry into the experiences of participants, clinical providers, and community groups. Each study stands on its own – yet there are many overlapping themes and lessons learned across this collaborative research cohort. Register here: https://rockfound.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6G7p8YEHRX-oJRq-egRydA
November 15, 2022 3:00 PM ET
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar “Creating Prosperous Rural Communities”
Join us November 15th to learn about a new tool, the Thrive Rural Health Framework, which was created by Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group (CSG) in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The tool helps leaders identify these assets, implement strategies, and measure progress to advance rural prosperity, health, and well-being. Chris Estes, co-executive director of CSG, will join us to share how to use this new framework in your community. This webinar will be structured as a workshop. and we encourage community leaders and residents to participate together for collective learning.Register here: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/6616661169994/WN_plZ4IMOXSBO19ui5qC3gwA
November 30, 2022 1:30 PM ET
State of Obesity 2022: Better Policies for a Healthier America Congressional Briefing
The briefing will explore findings from Trust for America’s Health recent report, which found that obesity rates continue to climb nationwide and within population groups. Speakers will cover the latest data on obesity and its impacts, highlight promising approaches to ensure healthier communities, and offer policy recommendations that can help all Americans lead healthier lives. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kASbGITmRCGTLUPurpabWg
November 23, 3033 2:00-3:30 PM ET
WH Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health Monthly Update Meeting
Registration here: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_3MI-Q2pGRYyaIWpezLQtLQ
November 30, 2022 1:00-3:30 PM ET
Recognition, Remembrance, and Reflection: The Syphilis Study at Tuskegee and Macon County, AL.
This event will acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the end of the United States Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male at Tuskegee and Macon County, Alabama, 1932 -1972, and create a space for authentic, accurate storytelling and discussion regarding current and future opportunities for public health leaders at CDC and beyond to move from trust to trustworthiness. Register here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/tuskegee-remembrance/index.html
November 30, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM ET
BRIC Monthly Webinar Topic TBD
Registration link forthcoming on the SPINE State Internal Hub Webpage.

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