Request for Applications Announced: Strategic Plan to Address Lupus

Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships

On Monday, August 28, 2017, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Lupus Initiative (TLI), a program of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced the availability of funding for state or local health departments and community-based organizations convene a diverse network of local, regional and statewide partners for a one-day workshop to develop a strategic plan that reflects the four strategic domains of the National Public Health Agenda for Lupus. Funds from this announcement will be used by contractors to schedule the workshop between Jan. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2018.

The goals of this award are to: (a) support sustainable strategies to implement priority action items in the National Public Health Agenda for Lupus; and (b) build long-term partnerships between state or local public health departments, leaders in minority health and healthy equity, and community-based organizations that support persons living with lupus.

Informational Conference Call:
September 18, 2017; 1:00 PM ET
Dial-in Number: (866) 707-2374
Access Code: 1303479#

Applications are due Nov. 1, 2017.

For questions or more information regarding this RFA, please contact NACDD consultant Leslie Best at