Health Equity Project Application
The Purpose of the Health Equity Project
The South Carolina Cancer Alliance (Alliance) has created a funding opportunity to improve health equity in our state. This opportunity is to address African American men per the data released in the recent report Cancer in African American Men in South Carolina. However, we will also accept applications addressing the key findings in the report 20-Year Trends for Incidence, Mortality, and Survival. The Alliance will accept applications from organizations that can address these findings and help decrease cancer incidence and mortality among this population. Organizations currently receiving funds from (CDC), DP17-1701 Grant are not eligible for this program.
Maximum request: $10,000.00
Due date: June 15, 2020
*Prior to completing the application, please submit a letter of intent briefly stating your goals, objectives, and strategies of your project. Email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. If accepted, additional documents will be provided to help complete the application.*
Measurable outcomes will be in alignment with Healthy People 2020
1. Health Equity - The attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities
2. Health Disparities - A particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.
3. Access - Access to health services means "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes." It requires 3 distinct steps: (1)gaining entry into the health care system (usually through insurance coverage), (2)accessing a location where needed health care services are provided (geographic availability), (3)and finding a health care provider whom the patient trusts and can communicate with (personal relationship).