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FW: Request for Applications—African American Community Engagement

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD) announced Friday July 31, 2020, a Request for Applications for organizations to build awareness and support for DHHS prevention, testing, contact tracing, and isolation supports initiatives in regions of the state disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. African Americans are disproportionately at risk for more severe illness from COVID-19 including chronic kidney disease, obesity; serious heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies; sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension, HIV, liver disease, and smoking.

Selected organizations will be responsible for providing or coordinating with other community-based organizations to provide culturally appropriate media messages and COVID-19 educational materials, host community outreach events, and increase overall awareness of COVID-19 resources available across the state.

Due to the immediacy of this need, this procurement process will have a rapid timeline. The RFA will be available on the NC DHHS OMHHD Web site and applications are due Friday, August 14, 2020.



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