Spring 2007
PCPFS E-Newsletter  
John Burke, Chairman
John P. Burke, Chairman
Dr. Dot Richardson, Vice Chair
Dr. Dot Richardson, Vice Chair
Council Members' Activities
Council Member Catherine Baase, M.D.
President's Challenge Program Updates
Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Emblem
Mark Your Calendar
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In This Issue:
Main Page
Council Members' Activities
Feature Article: A Conversation with Council Member Susan Dell
Mark Your Calendar
President's Challenge Program Updates
Science Board News and Notes
What's New at HHS
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Mark Your Calendar

National Nutrition Month
13-17: AAHPERD National Convention
14-16: National Bike Summit
21-24: ACSM Health and Fitness Summit
27: Diabetes Alert Day
28-31: Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
28-31: IHRSA International Convention


Sports Eye Safety Month
2-8: National Public Health Week
15-21: National Volunteer Week
15-22: National Environmental Education Week
22: Earth Day
22-29: National Park Week
30: National Healthy Schools Day


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Bike Month
2: Project ACES Day
7-12: Public Service Recognition Week
14-18: Bike to Work Week
18: Bike to Work Day
23-24: Champions for Healthy Kids Summit
30-6/2: ACSM Annual Meeting


Great Outdoors Month
2: National Trails Day
2-10: National River Clean Up Week
7-9: National Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education
11-15: Great Outdoors Week
22-7/7: The Senior Olympics: Summer National Senior Games
23: Great American Backyard Campout
30-7/6: National Clean Beaches Week


Grant Applications:

The U.S. DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Regional Health Administrators are requesting proposals from community-based organizations and others to evaluate the impact of a unique set of healthy lifestyle activities in local settings that support one or more parts of the President’s HealthierUS initiative: 1) be physically active, 2) eat a nutritious diet, 3) get preventive screenings, and 4) make healthy choices/avoid risky behaviors.

Not-for-profit, community-based organizations including faith-based groups, after school programs, coalitions and others are encouraged to submit proposals. The one-year project period will run from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Funding for these activities will be between $2,000 and $5,000 and a national evaluation of the project will be conducted. The deadline for receipt of proposals is March 30, 2007. Background information on the project, proposal instructions and forms are available on the Office of Public Health and Science website.

National Institutes of Health
CDC Health Protection Research Initiative: Evaluation of Workplace Health Promotion Research Projects (R01)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Public Health Research
Application Receipt Date(s): April 20, 2007
See announcement.

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New applications: October 1, 2007; June 1, 2008; February 1, 2009 (alternating standard receipt dates). Resubmission applications: March 1, 2007; November 1, 2007; July 1, 2008; March 1, 2009
See announcement.

Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates,
see announcement.

Non-Profit Grant Opportunities
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Through its Active Living Research program, RWJF has released two Calls for Proposals relating to childhood obesity.  One grant focuses on new research to broaden the understanding of how environments and policies affect children’s physical activity in communities and school settings.  The second grant is a dissertation award available to doctoral candidates. The application deadline for both awards is May 16, 2007. For more information, visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site.

Project Learning Tree (PLT)
Throughout 2007, PLT will be awarding $100,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental neighborhood improvement projects that involve youth with their community.

These "learning-by-doing" environmental projects must focus on:

  • partnering PLT educators and their students with local businesses or community organizations
  • combining academics with community service
  • engaging elementary through college-age students in active learning about the environment
  • providing opportunities for student leadership.

Grants up to $5,000 are available. The first round of proposals are due April 30, 2007 and a second funding cycle will be available in the Fall. For more information, visit the Project Learning Tree Web site.


More information on grants and other governmental funding mechanisms can be found on Grants.gov. In addition, the NCPPA E-newsletter lists grants available from a variety of national organizations.

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