Applications must feature a multi-sector network of partners working with an MCW School of Medicine academic partner. Each partnership should contain the necessary expertise to address policy and systems changes in the targeted communities.
Projects must designate one (1) primary community partner applicant organization and one (1) primary MCW School of Medicine Academic Partner. Please see the full RFA for eligibility details regarding both primary partners.
Applicants under this RFA are required to have a pre-submission meeting with the Program Manager, Maureen Busalacchi. Please contact Maureen early in your application process to set up a meeting. It is recommended to talk through your ideas as soon as possible as one meeting is required but more discussions are encouraged.
Applications will be accepted only through the official AHW online form. Applications must be received by the July 1, 2019 12 p.m. (noon) CST deadline. No attachments or paper or emailed applications will be considered. AHW will confirm receipt of the submission via email to the primary community and MCW School of Medicine academic partners.
In AHW's 2019-2023 Five-Year Plan, we have identified three health priorities in Wisconsin around which to focus. These issues are improving heart health, supporting healthy minds, and dismantling cancer.
AHW recognizes that systems changes can broadly impact health across many focus areas. For this funding opportunity, projects may select a single AHW focus area or select multiple focus areas for impact.
AHW uses a cost-reimbursement model. Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a complete list of Direct, Indirect, and Unallowable Costs (PDF) as you prepare your application.
In addition, AHW funds may not supplant funds or resources otherwise available. Please see AHW Supplanting Criteria (PDF) for details.
Further details on AHW financial compliance requirements can be found in the full RFA.
The application provides space to list 10 additional collaborators or key players from the sectors driving the system as well as those impacted by the system.
If you have more than 10 collaborators on your project, please select 10 primary collaborators who best represent the system. If you are documenting the participation of a coalition, please name the coalition as a single collaborator rather than listing individual members.
At subsequent stages of the application process, there will be opportunity to detail additional partners.
AHW can assist you in identifying a potential MCW academic partner to work with. Please fill out the Partnership Request Form and discuss your needs with Program Manager Maureen Busalacchi at (414) 955-4327 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month prior to a submission.
Please note that this request does not guarantee partnership.
The Call for Policy and Systems Changes for Improved Health application is a three-stage process:
- Stage 1 Online Application & Review
- Stage 2 Pitch Presentations & Review (invited applicants only)
- Stage 3 Full Proposal Submission & Review (invited applicants only)
Please see the full RFA for review criteria and details regarding each application stage. We anticipate making award announcements in December 2019, with funded period beginning January 2020.
Funded projects will be expected to continually engage in program evaluation activities to document progress toward stated outcomes and to disseminate lessons learned. Progress reports, site visits, and conference calls are required throughout the duration of the project. Partners should make accommodation to attend one (1) in-person grantee cohort meeting each award year during the project period. Funded projects will also undergo an annual assessment of progress, which may have an impact on continued funding.
Please see the full RFA for additional details regarding reporting requirements.