Assistance & Contact Information
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has partnered with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center to provide expertise in the administration of the grants program and to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the program. Pennington Biomedical is the foremost academic nutritional research center in the world dedicated to finding a cure for chronic diseases. Pennington Biomedical has engaged in numerous interventions across Louisiana and is noted for its work to combat childhood obesity, including a the development of the innovative “Louisiana’s Report Card on Physical Activity and Health for Children and Youth”.
Workshops and/or conference calls will be held to describe this grant opportunity, to provide guidance about the application process, and to answer questions from organizations considering applying. Please check the Challenge Grant website www.ourhomelouisiana.org/challenge for exact dates and locations.
October – November 2011
Informational workshops and conference calls for potential applicants.
February – March 2012
Workshops to provide capacity-building technical assistance on varied aspects of developing the grant proposal.
Organizations who submit a letter of intent will be invited to participate in regional workshops and/or web conference calls that will provide direct capacity-building technical assistance in developing their grant proposal.
For more information on the program, please contact one of our project officers:
Elizabeth Gollub, PhD, MPH, RD
Denese Vlosky, PhD
Allison Tohme, MPH, CPH
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Ste G3051
Baton Rouge, LA 70808