F.Chat - 2016 No. 10

FCHIP News and Opportunities
Happy holidays!  Welcome to the Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership newsletter!  Your source for FCHIP and partner news, information, and updates.
Facilitative Leadership
for Social Change

The Fresno Community Health Improvement partnership is excited to present this unique skill building and learning opportunity!  This two-day training develops practical collaborative skills and provides participants with a forum in which to explore their challenges and aspirations as leaders.

We would like to encourage all of our partners to consider attending this exciting training opportunity.

Register now!
Space is limited!

FCHIP Winter Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, January 18 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
UC Merced Fresno Center - 550 E. Shaw Ave.
Lunch Provided by The Central California Center for Health and Human Services

Upcoming Workgroup Meetings

Health Literacy and Empowerment Workgroup
January 23 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Pre to 3 Workgroup
January 12 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Diabetes Collaborative
January 23 - 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Land Use and Planning Workgroup
January 9 - 4:00 to 5:00 pm


If you would like more information on a particular workgroup, to be added the contact list, or to attend a specific meeting, please send your request to or call Scott Bier at 559-600-6449.

Grant Opportunity Available

Voices for Healthy Kids is pleased to
announce a call for Open RFA Applications. 

Please see below - all application materials are located online.

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health through Voices for Healthy Kids. Through this collaboration, and in working with a team of experts across the healthy eating and active living movement, the initiative aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. Voices for Healthy Kids will advance coordinated state, local, and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on healthy eating and active living, and will utilize the American Heart Association's proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change.
The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments
in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Voices for Healthy Kids is focusing efforts in schools, community, and out-of-school time/early care and education. Applications should support at least one Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever.

Open RFA
Strategic Campaign Funds Open RFA opportunity aims to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be one year or less. Awards of up to $90,000 are available. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign focused on changing public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities .  

Application Details and Deadlines:
  • For this round, funded applications must have a viable policy campaign for the 2017 legislative session.
  • Funding requests up to $90,000.
  • The deadline for application submission is Thursday, December 15, 2016.
  • Applications will not be evaluated unless all requested information is submitted. 
  • All applications must be submitted via email to
  • For questions or assistance, please view the Application Instructions, FAQ, or contact Shannon Melluzzo, Grants Manager at       
  • Award notifications will be sent on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 for funding start dates of February 1, 2017 or March 1, 2017.

Essential Access Health is pleased to announce the availability of funding to enhance and support adolescent access to quality sexual and reproductive health services in Fresno County.  This new funding opportunity is available to non-profit, community based organizations in Fresno that are well-positioned to engage adolescent sexual health community stakeholders. 

Essential Access Health will award $32,000 to one community based organization for the project period of March 1, 2017 through December 21, 2017.

Applications must be received by January 13, 2017
Application and Instructions

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Dr. Ken Bird, County Health Office

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