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SPINE State Internal Hub

Program Updates & Partner Events

  • NACDD’s Policy team and the Center for Advancing Healthy Communities (CAHC) collaborated to draft a statement in support of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The statement offers general and specific considerations for the convening, as well as highlights the important role State Health Departments and Chronic Disease Directors play in reducing food and nutrition insecurity. You can the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Submission here.
  • CONFERENCE ALERT! National Association of Community Health Workers will be held virtually on August 3-4, 2022. The conference is organized for the CHW workforce, allies, and CHW organizations who are making a difference. You must be a member of NACHW before registering.
  • CONFERENCE ALERT! The 2022 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media (virtual and in-person) will be held on August 16-18, 2022. The conference will offer a variety of thematic panel sessions on topical public health communication issues such as managing misinformation, reducing vaccine hesitancy, improving health equity, rebuilding trust in public health and much more. 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.
  • Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture. The Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture (UIE) program supports research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, and national importance that facilitate the development of urban, indoor, and emerging agricultural systems. Awards range from 50K-1,000,000. Please see the RFA announcement for more information. LOI must be submitted by July 11, 2022 and applications are due September, 22 2022
  • Rising Tide Scholarship Lactation Equity Scholarship: The scholarship is designed to increase the number of Black IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) in the United States. Application deadline is August 15, 2022. You can apply here.
  • 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

Upcoming SPINE Events, Deliverables & Deadlines

Event/Deliverable Name
August 11, 2022 2-3 PM ET
SPINE Peer Exchange Topic: “Addressing Nutrition Across the Lifespan: Incorporating Breastfeeding in your Equitable Food & Nutrition Security Efforts.”
During this session, SPINE states, and other programs within NACDD’s Center for Advancing Healthy Communities will be invited to engage with three states funded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Organizations (ASTHO) and the SPINE Michigan program to learn about their equitable breastfeeding efforts. Attendees will also share their experiences around incorporating equity into breastfeeding efforts and ask relevant questions. Please register in advance for this meeting: https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOGuqz8oHNe1c3C2hN7s0HZh90R3yDiT . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
August 16, 200 3-4 PM ET
Monthly Update Call
Administrative updates re: program implementation and evaluation, general support, and Q&A.
August 17-23
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.
August 24, 2022 2-3:30 PM ET
BRIC/SPINE Monthly Webinar Topic: “Incorporating JEDI into PSE: Centering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion while working towards policy, systems and environmental changes in state food and nutrition security efforts”
In the last decade, and especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been increased emphasis on the need to center equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in community food and nutrition programs and services. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight policy, systems and environmental change approaches that support equitable access to healthy food options and improve food and nutrition security. with a specific focus on equity, self-determination, and dignity. The webinar will provide several examples of state and community-based efforts from the BRIC and SPINE programs to build community capacity and infrastructure to improve food and nutrition security with an equity and justice lens. Registration Link in Calendar Invite.

Other Events

August 3, 2022 11 AM ET
Global Breastfeeding Collective “Take Ten Steps Up for Breastfeeding”
Join the Global Breastfeeding Collective during World Breastfeeding Week to learn about the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, find tools and resources to help adopt them in health systems, and be inspired by stories about the Ten Steps in action. This session is being held for delegates in the Americas and will have simultaneous Interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese. Register here: https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kk1Z0xOTSDS21L6t5KVdAw
August 5, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Advocating for Health Insurcane Prioviders (AHIP) Webinar “Prioritizing Health Equity to Close Gaps in Care”
This webinar will explore the barriers impacting member access and how at-home testing programs can help close the gaps. A member of LetsGetChecked’s Partnership team will share how our at-home testing solutions enable more equitable healthcare access by meeting members where they are, and a LetsGetChecked client will share their experience leveraging an at-home screening program to help members overcome barriers to accessing important preventative care. Learn more and register here: https://www.ahip.org/webinars/prioritizing-health-equity-to-close-gaps-in-care
August 11 2022 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
NACDD General Member Webinar Topic: ” NACDD’s National Walkability Project and How to Get Involved”
This General Member Webinar will feature NACDD’s Walkability Action Institute project and several state expert visionaries who were instrumental in bringing this fun and experiential project to communities within their states. Join Project Lead Karma Harris, MSPH, and state physical activity leaders Dan French, MS (New York), Leesa Feasier, MEd, CTRS (Arkansas), Brett McIff, PhD, PAPHS (Utah), and Chris Zipperer (Washington), who will enthusiastically share their experiences with the project through a moderated panel discussion. If you are pursuing efforts in built environment, physical activity access and opportunity, and/or active transportation, this is a session you won’t want to miss! Please register using this link: https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BquAe16kSlaKQlh_yT0Ktg
August 25, 2022 3:00 -4:00 PM ET
NACDD General Member Webinar
Topic, Details, and Registration Link TBA
August 26, 2022 2:00-3:00 PM ET
BRIC Food & Nutrition Security Office Hour
Zoom Meeting Link: https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/j/84068516965 Zoom Meeting ID: 840 6851 6965.

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