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Announcing the Bright Spot Initiative: a competitive funding opportunity for diabetes prevention innovators and leaders
Are you motivated to ramp up innovative approaches to take the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) to the next level?  Would you like to engage and bring key partners together in a formal commitment to advancing diabetes prevention?  Does your State Health Department have capacity and infrastructure that could be expanded and aligned to level up enrollment and retention? Such as partner networks, prediabetes awareness campaigns, program availability, coverage, and referral systems. This opportunity is for you!
Competitive funding opportunity for up to $166,000 per recipient
National DPP Bright Spot Initiative to Increase Enrollment
The two-part selection process is competitive. State Health Departments are invited to submit their qualifications statements and capacity assessments, which will be used to determine the next round of the Bright Spot Initiative application process.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is seeking to fund and provide technical assistance and support to up to six State Health Departments (including the District of Columbia) with strong existing capacity and infrastructure.
About the Opportunity 
The Bright Spot Initiative operationalizes the collective impact approach and actions for centering equity to advance National DPP efforts at the state and local level. The purpose of the Bright Spot Initiative is to dramatically increase enrollment in the National DPP lifestyle change program. Targeted partnerships that will commit to specific enrollment goals for general and priority populations, and track and share progress. Review the request for applications to learn more.
Request for Application

Benefits of Participation 
Awardees will have access to the NACDD and CDC-supported learning lab, funding, and technical assistance to support a backbone organization (which may be the State Health Department or an external organization), implement a Bright Spot project, and achieve established enrollment goals for the National DPP lifestyle change program and the MDPP.
Awards will be announced by August 2022. Funding is from August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023.

How to Start Your Application
To start this two-step application process, download and complete the capacity assessment and qualifications statement forms below. Email them to by Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Selected states will be invited to complete a full application following review of these forms.

Capacity Assessment
Qualifications Statement
If you have questions about this exciting opportunity,
contact Sarah Brokaw. Thank you!
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The “Diabetes Technical Assistance and Support for State Health Departments” project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $6,600,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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