The New York State Department of Health is seeking a contractor to prevent obesity in New York State.
The aim of this request for applications (RFA) is to fund a coordinated, multi-sector effort to increase demand for and access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, to reduce the risk of obesity in high-need communities and school districts.
Under this RFA, the Department seeks to fund two components: Component A – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities and Component B – Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence.
Component A will fund 25 local-level agencies to implement sustainable policy, system, and environmental changes in selected high-need school districts and the communities where the students and their families live. Funded agencies will address access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for physical activity.
Component B will contract with one statewide contractor to provide education, support, and performance monitoring to Component A contractors to address policy, systems and environmental changes around physical activity and healthy eating.