Interact for Health awards competitive grants to address health promotion through Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Applications (RFAs). Organizations submit a proposal based on the requirements of the RFP or RFA. Interact for Health reviews the proposals and awards a limited number of grants to the organizations that best meet the requirements of the RFP or RFA.
Tobacco Marketing/Communications Plan RFA
An important component of a successful tobacco-control initiative is strong countermarketing, including media and education. The 2014 Surgeon General's Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress, concluded that campaigns with sufficient reach, frequency and duration can be powerful tools to reduce tobacco use. Health communication interventions with mass media can be used to prevent the initiation of tobacco use, promote and facilitate cessation, build support for tobacco policies and shape social norms related to tobacco use.
The steady decline in overall tobacco-use rates over the past several years has been much slower among people with low income. The smoking rate among people in Greater Cincinnati who earn less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines is 46%, double the smoking rate of 23% for all adults in the region. Traditional marketing messages have not targeted low-income people and therefore have not made a major impact on tobacco-use rates.
Interact for Health seeks to partner with a communications firm that will build a comprehensive marketing/communications plan to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among low-income adults and youth in Greater Cincinnati. To learn more, download the Request for Applications here. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 14, 2018.
Evidence-Based Tobacco Policy Change RFP
Interact for Health seeks proposals to increase the number of people in our region covered by evidence-based tobacco policies.
Tobacco use is still one of the leading preventable causes of illness, premature death, lost productivity and health care costs in our region, particularly for low-income residents who have disproportionately higher rates of tobacco use. Evidence-based policy changes have the biggest impact on decreasing tobacco-use rates and changing social norms and community culture about tobacco use. Because tobacco policy efforts take a long-term view and a population-based approach, they can reach a large number of people and have a big impact on tobacco use, initiation and secondhand smoke exposure.
This funding is intended to support evidence-based tobacco policy change efforts at the community level through developing tobacco control coalitions, strengthening existing tobacco control coalitions, community education, building advocacy capacity to work on policy change, and best-practice policy implementation and enforcement strategies.
Interact has prioritized the following evidence-based tobacco policies for this RFP:
- Increasing the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco products
- Creating smoke-free workplaces.
To learn more, download the full Request for Proposals here. Proposals will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org until noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Download these additional required materials below.
- Tobacco Policy Proposal Cover Sheet
- Budget Request Form
- Interact for Health Required Disclosures Form
- Interact for Health Board of Directors list
Requests for Proposals for services
Interact for Health occasionally solicits proposals from organizations and individuals to provide services to the foundation and its related entities. There are no proposals being accepted at this time.