Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015

HMSA Foundation Issues RFP for Project to Reduce Health Disparities in Hawaii

Deadline: 1 July 2015

The HMSA Foundation is currently seeking applications from eligible organizations for its three different projects intended to provide access to cost-effective healthcare services; health promotion, education, and research; and the promotion of social welfare. The foundation helps people and communities to reach their best potential by improving access to health care, eliminating barriers to health and health care, creating healthy environments, and supporting personal responsibility for health.

Grants of up to $100,000 over five years will be awarded for projects designed to reduce health disparities between Native Hawaiians and other racial/ethnic groups in Hawai‘i through school-based projects, community-based projects, and healthcare setting approaches.

Eligible Projects

The foundation is particularly interested in school-based projects, community-based projects, and healthcare setting approaches.

  1. School-based projects: This focus area will support a wide range of new or enhanced projects to create, test or enhance programs that encourage physical activity and/or healthy eating (i.e., health education curricula and sports and physical education programs).
  2. Community-based projects: Community-based projects should focus on improving or creating policies that promote physical activity and/or healthy eating (i.e., access to healthy foods and safe opportunities for physical activities).
  3. Healthcare setting approaches: Projects in this area should focus on cultural, social, or physical changes in service or environment that facilitate health improvements (i.e., prevention and management of overweight and obesity such employee wellness programs, staff education, and appropriate behavioral, and/or weight management counseling and follow-up).

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or be recognized as an instrument of state or local government.
  • In addition, other Hawaii-based organizations/corporations that can demonstrate that the project is for charitable purposes may be eligible.
  • All projects should promote health and encourage Native Hawaiians to make sustainable healthy choices.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the online application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for proposals Hawaii.

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