With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) will foster a national learning community of nonprofit organizations hosting state level meetings promoting a cross-sector examination of the intersection between agriculture and human health. This project will provide technical assistance and limited funding to selected nonprofit organizations that commit to hosting such meetings in 2012. This initiative will complement the work of the Healthy Farms, Healthy People coalition (HFHP Coalition – http://hfhpcoalition.org/).
Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations working in health or agriculture that demonstrate an ability to work across sectors and host effective meetings. Meeting topics may include, but are not limited to, the role of the food system in health, the existing food environment, the challenges for farmers to grow healthy food, and the social justice implications of the food system. Applicants will be required to participate in a limited number of technical assistance calls and share meeting materials with NNPHI for broader dissemination.
Funding Amount: Up to $7,500 per applicant
Timeline: March 1, 2012-December 31, 2012