To demonstrate the effectiveness and scalability of using the secondary school platform to deliver iron and folic acid to improve the nutrition and health status of adolescents in selected districts of Bangladesh.
To augment the evidence in CDC's Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative to enable public health practitioners and other stakeholders to put HI-5 into action. The CDC Foundation will work with a consortium of stakeholders to synthesize, translate and disseminate lessons learned from states and communities that have enacted and implemented policies related to three social and economic interventions featured in HI-5; identify resources and supports needed for additional states and communities to advance these interventions through policy strategies; and highlight research gaps related to these interventions.
To evaluate proof of concept of a new imaging technology to assess recumbent length and height of children 6-59 months as part of large-scale nutritional status assessment surveys or surveillance systems.
To facilitate collaborative development of a newborn bloodspot screening test to detect the genetic lesions that cause spinal muscular atrophy. The test will be designed to use in public health newborn screening laboratories.
To educate local and regional philanthropies about CDC's 6|18 Initiative and engage in a cross-sector discussion about potential opportunities to accelerate and sustain implementation of the 6|18 Initiative and to achieve short and longer-term health and cost returns on investment in participating pilot states.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC's Office of the Associate Director of Policy; Grantmakers In Health
To use the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to describe use of wearable devices and mobile applications, and assess their willingness to share personal health data for public health surveillance.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
To support state use of a module on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that assesses contraceptive use among women aged 50 and younger. This effort will allow for the development of state-level estimates of the methods of contraception used and reasons for not using contraception.
CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
To develop a comprehensive, in-depth systematic review of existing evidence regarding health consequences of marijuana use, as well as to identify a short- and long-term research agenda focused on improving our understanding of the potential association of marijuana use with acute and chronic health outcomes. Additionally, the project will include a variety of activities to ensure broad dissemination and use of the report findings by key stakeholders in public health, healthcare and public policy.
Mat-Su Health Foundation; The Truth Initiative; Colorado Health Foundation; Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; California Department of Public Health
CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health