• AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grants

    Applications due May 10, 2019

    As a health equity leader, the AAFP seeks to support its chapters in their efforts to address the social determinants of health, advance diversity and improve population health. To further this goal, the AAFP has developed this program to help chapters identify their strengths and think about how they can be leveraged to advance health equity. Through this program chapters will receive a $5,000 mini-grant and will work closely with AAFP staff to develop a data driven health equity plan.

    Five AAFP chapters will be selected for this program starting June 1, 2019. Chapters will be selected based on their commitment to developing and implementing their health equity plan. The AAFP urges all chapters to apply regardless of how engaged they are in health equity initiatives.

    Program Deliverables

    The grant period begins June 1, 2019 and ends May 31, 2020. Program deliverables are:

    • Assign at least one staff member to manage the project (≈2 hours per week on average).
    • Identify a small number of AAFP members who are passionate about health equity and determine how to engage these members in health equity initiatives.
    • Identify chapter strengths and opportunities for leveraging these strengths for health equity.
    • Develop a health equity plan in cooperation with members and potential partners.

    The process is intended to be flexible and meet your needs. The intended outcome is a health equity plan that connects your chapter’s strengths with opportunities to advance health equity in your state or territory. AAFP staff will be available to assist with the planning process in a multitude of ways, including advising, training, data collection and analysis.

    Application Process

    Please complete the application to apply for a Health Equity Planning Grant and email them to Kevin Kovach, AAFP’s Population Health Manager.

    The following information will be required to complete the form.

    • Chapter information and proposed staff lead.
    • A statement summarizing why health equity is important to the chapter.
    • A statement summarizing your chapter’s current or planned involvement in health equity initiatives.
    • A statement summarizing the barriers or challenges the chapter has experienced or anticipates in the chapter's work to advance health equity.
    • A signature from the chapter’s executive and president.

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