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New Funding Available through CDC and AACN Work Improvement Projects (WIPs)

AACN and the CDC are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for a Work Improvement Project (WIP) titled Advancing Nurses’ Knowledge, Practice and Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. WIPs are no research domestic or international projects with a workforce development component that are developed, funded a managed by the Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs) of the CDC. The current project period is for 12 months and is being funded for $250,000. Please visit the APIH Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities website to download an application package and cover sheet. WIPs Cycle 2 is now closed. New funding opportunities will be announced in October 2014.

AACN and the CDC Award the Academic/Public Health Partnership Grants to the University of North Florida and Texas Christian University

AACN and the CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce the awardees for two pilot evaluation projects to increase the evidence base on the impact of academic/practice partnerships in public/population health. The grants are intended to support primary and secondary data analysis focused on the impacts of selected interventions undertaken as part of an existing partnership that involves an academic partner together with a public health or population health focused community partner and/or a local health department. The successful applicants are the University of North Florida School of Nursing and Texas Christian University School of Nursing

AACN and CDC Partner to Advance the Public Health Nursing Workforce

AACN has received the second-year of funding for the five-year cooperative agreement titled Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. Through this collaborative initiative, the CDC’s Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office continues to support faculty development in the area of population health and connect nursing students with hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice.
This landmark agreement marks the first time that a national nursing organization has been invited to partner with the CDC in a manner consistent with arrangements in place for associations representing physicians and public health professionals. For more than 10 years, the CDC has maintained cooperative agreements with the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Prevention Teaching and Research, and the Association of Schools of Public Health to support public health workforce development.  AACN is proud to be included among these organizations and welcomes opportunities to work with our colleagues on advancing public health initiatives, including the Quad Council for Public Health Nursing Organizations and the Council on Linkages, which has recently added AACN as an organizational member. 
The second year of the AACN-CDC cooperative agreement continues to drive improvement of health outcomes by strengthening academia’s connection to public health practice through:

  • improved integration of public health concepts into nursing education programs
  • increased hands-on experience for students working with communities and public health partners
  • an expanded fellowship model that opens the door for field placements in health agencies and communities
  • fostering inter-professional collaboration and learning in health professional education
  • providing options for workforce improvement projects proposed by CDC program offices

For additional information, please contact Mary Paterson, AACN’s CDC Project Director,  at 202-463-6930 ext. 219 or