These states are disproportionately impacted by health issues including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This cooperative agreement established the framework for multiple projects spanning up to three years that were implemented by various partnering organizations. The actual award amounts were subject to the availability of funding, as well as the progress achieved by the grantee. Through the utilization of a prevention research center model, this grant addresses the health promotion and disease prevention needs of rural disadvantaged and minority populations by conducting and implementing participatory, science-based, health promotion and disease prevention research and interventions.
The grants also support the National Partnership for Action, which was organized by OMH to engage federal agencies, private organizations and community leaders to create a Nation free of health disparities with quality health outcomes for all. The theme of the NPA is "Together we can. Together we will."
University of Mississippi Medical Center