Health Promotion and Prevention Initiatives (HPPI) FY08 ...Document Transcript
Health Promotion and Prevention Initiatives (HPPI)
FY08 Request for Proposals (RFP)
Funding Award Application
Below are the same questions that will be included in the HPPI FY08 online RFP. Use this outline to
prepare for the online application.
• The HPPI FY08 RFP will be released on or about 15 October 2007. The suspense for submitting a HPPI
FY08 Funding Award Application is 5 December 2007. Late submissions will not be considered.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application information should be concise, yet contain
the level of detail specified in each question.
• Spell out all acronyms the first time they are used.
• Keep the project scope focused and manageable. A small, focused project is more likely to be awarded
funds than a large, multifaceted, difficult-to-manage project.
• Your application should make a compelling case for your project and should answer the following
o What do you intend to do?
o Why is this project worth doing?
o How is the project innovative?
• All applicants will receive additional requests for information as their applications are reviewed by
subject matter experts. Applicants are expected to reply to these requests promptly.
• All applicants will be advised of HPPI FY08 funding decisions on or about 14 January 2008.
ALL RESPONSES ARE REQUIRED.
Part I: Project team information
1. Primary project point-of-contact (include rank/title):
3. Commercial phone number:
4. DSN prefix:
5. Email address:
6. Mailing address:
7. Select one category that best describes the primary project point-of-contact (POC):
Active Duty Army
Army National Guard
Civilian working at an Army installation or other Army facility
8. Commander for the primary project POC (include rank/title):
9. Office symbols for this Commander:
10. Email address for this Commander:
11. Mailing address for this Commander:
12. Project team. List names (including rank/title) and email addresses of other project team members actively
involved in the project. You must list at least one additional project team member name/email address.
Part II: Initial project description
13. Project title:
14. Select the ONE functional area below that best describes this project.
While any health promotion initiative may be submitted for consideration of HPPI FY07 funding, preference will be given
to applications in the functional areas marked below with ‘**.’
Nutrition and weight control
Oral health fitness
Health promotion in times of deployment**
Health information technology
15. Provide a brief project description. (50 words maximum)
16. Describe the project target population. (check all that apply)
Active Duty Soldiers
17. Is the primary intent of this project to benefit the participants and/or the local installation community?
18. Will the data collected be used to improve the health of project participants and/or the local installation
19. Will the data collected be used to assess or improve a health promotion/preventive medicine program?
20. Is project participation based on open enrollment (i.e., anyone may choose to enroll and participate)?
21. Will any project participants be selected at random from the target population?
22. Will the project include experimental, non-standard, or unproven methods?
Part III: Project details
23. What will the project accomplish? Make sure these accomplishments are realistic and achievable. (50 words
(Example: The project will result in measurable reductions in hypertension and weight.)
24. List the project activities that will result in accomplishments stated in Question 23. Include an overall
project sequence and timeline. (150 words maximum)
(Example: One-hour weekly group classes will be given for 12 weeks and will include weight measurement, teaching, homework
assignments, and group discussions focusing on lifestyle changes. These classes and discussions will focus on lifestyle changes which
directly impact blood pressure, such as reducing salt intake. In addition, the physical activity component of the program will
emphasize the role of exercise in lowering blood pressure.)
25. List two peer-reviewed literature references or nationally recognized guidelines that cite evidence that
supports the methods you will use to implement the project or the project activities themselves.
(Example: The Guide to Community Preventive Services has found strong evidence to recommend use of health care provider
reminders combined with provider education to increase patient tobacco cessation.)
26. How will participant health specifically be improved as a result of this project? (100 words maximum)
(Example: This project will help participants lower blood pressure and improve nutritional intake.)
27. The purpose of the HPPI Program is to fund unique and innovative health promotion and prevention
initiatives. Describe how this project is unique and innovative. (50 words maximum)
(Example: This project provides tobacco control classes directly at the unit level, instead of only offering classes at the MTF.)
28. What specific aspects of force readiness and deployability does this project address? (100 words
(Example: The primary project focus is reduced injury rates. Reducing injuries will enable more Soldiers to be ready to deploy and
will also avoid lost duty and training time.)
29. Describe the project Data Collection Plan. What baseline, interim, and end-point data elements will be
collected during this project? Describe when each element will be collected. (100 words maximum)
(Example: Baseline data: blood pressure, weight, and abdominal circumference will be collected on the first day of class, a stress
level survey will also be given. Interim data: step/activity logs, waist circumference, and weight will be collected 4 weeks after the
program begins. End-point data will be collected at ten weeks (the end of the program cycle), and will include all interim data points
plus completion of stress level survey and blood lipid panel.)
30. List two potential difficulties or limitations that might interfere with any aspects of the proposed
implementation of this project. (100 words maximum)
(Example: Project data collection timelines might have to be adjusted if deployment timelines are revised.)
The HPPI Program demonstrates accountability for funds distributed through the project-generated
resources and other tangible deliverables that each funded HPPI project provides to the HPPI Program.
31. Describe the deliverables that the HPPI Program could expect from this project. (100 words maximum)
(Examples: de-identified baseline, interim, and end-point data; program implementation manuals; program outcome summaries; slide
presentations used for class sessions; memoranda of agreement/understanding; descriptions of highly successful business process
changes; command briefing presentations; written how-to examples of successful collaborations with line or other non-MTF
32. Has this project already started?
Note: preference is given to projects which have already started.
33. If the project has not yet started, describe what still needs to occur in order for the project to begin and give
an anticipated start date. Enter “NA” into the text box if the project has already started. (100 words maximum)
(Example: We are waiting for the next training cycle to begin before starting the project. Anticipated start date is 1
March. Materials have all been ordered and classroom and other logistics have been arranged.)
HPPI FY08 funding awards will range between $2,000 and $25,000. HPPI funding awards are not intended to
serve as a substitute for local installation sustainment resources. The funding request should be realistic and
appropriate for the project participation and accomplishments.
34. Amount of funding requested:
35. Describe how this funding will be used. Be specific.
36. Additional project funding sources
HPPI funds would be the only source of funding for this project.
HPPI funds would not be the only source of funding for this project; funds will be/are available from
another source besides HPPI.