Six new funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of stakeholders — including public health departments, national and community based organizations, community coalitions, school districts, local housing and transportation authorities, and American Indian tribes — the opportunity to continue building healthier, more equitable communities with federal support. Please join us for a Web Forum on June 23rd from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern, co-hosted by the American Public Health Association, the Convergence Partnership, the Prevention Institute, the Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health, to learn about the following opportunities:

  • Partnerships to Improve Community Health: “Supports implementation of evidenced and practice-based strategies that address previously identified community gaps and needs within a defined jurisdiction to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related risk factors.”
  • National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention: “Supports national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening communities’ abilities to implement community health improvement strategies.”
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): “Seeks to strengthen existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence and practice-based population-wide improvements in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors and support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of strategies.”
  • PPHF 2014: State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke: “Supports implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities in these areas among adults.”
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country: “Offers support to prevent heart disease and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness.”
  • Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas: “Funds up to 6 Land Grant Colleges and Universities located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40%.”

During the Web Forum, attendees will be provided with an overview of the new funding opportunities, discussion of strategies and efforts to build a system of prevention and clinical integration, and ways to advance equity through community engagement. Participants will also learn strategies to ensure robust communications are provided to key audiences including policymakers.


Richard Hamburg, MPA

Interim President and CEO

Trust for America’s Health

Washington, DC

Richard Hamburg is Executive Vice President and COO at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Previously Interim President and CEO and Deputy Director, Mr. Hamburg oversees public policy initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and internal operations and has more than 30 years of experience as a leading health policy advocate. He has helped lead TFAH's efforts…

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Amanda Maria Navarro, DrPH, MPH

Deputy Director


New York, NY

Amanda Maria Navarro, Deputy Director, is currently overseeing efforts of the national Convergence Partnership. She provides strategic guidance, technical assistance, and training to public and private agencies and organizations on strategies for creating healthy, equitable communities. Previously, Amanda worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coordinating several programmatic…

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Larry Cohen, MSW

Executive Director and Founder

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Larry Cohen, MSW, is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving community health and equity through effective primary prevention: building resilience and preventing illness, injury, and violence before they occur. Larry has helped to advance a deeper understanding of how community factors shape health…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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