Community Health Workers for Covid Response and Resilient Communities (CDC-CCR) Grant

On August 23, 2021, the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) was awarded the CDC-CCR grant. The grant runs through August 31, 2021 to August 30, 2024.The grant is a CDC initiative, funding over 68 government and tribal entities. 

Grant Goals:

  1. To enhance and expand the training and deployment of CHW/CHR to COVID-19 response efforts;
  2. To build and strengthen community resilience to respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies;
  3. To decrease the impact of COVID-19 on at-risk populations;
  4. To decrease health disparities and increase health equity in target populations.

Who are the partners to the CDC-CCR grant?

Subcontracted Grant Partners:

  • Cocopah Indian Tribe
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
  • Hualapai Tribe
  • Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community
  • Hopi Tribe

Non-Subcontracted Partners:

  • Navajo Nation
  • Gila River Health Care
  • Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • CHR Movement

Evaluation Partner

  • Northern Arizona University
    • Provide overall support, including oversight of development of instrument design, data collection, database development and management, collaborative analysis, and development.​

Three Objectives with implementation of the CDC-CCR grant:

  • Objective 1: Train CHRs to ensure comprehensive acquisition and reinforcement of relevant knowledge, roles, and skills to support the COVID-19 public health response to manage outbreaks and community spread.​
  • Objective 2: Deploy CHRs to support the COVID-19 Public Health Response to manage outbreaks and spread of COVID-19 among AI communities in Arizona.​
  • Objective 3: Engage CHRs to help build and strengthen AI communities’ resilience to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 by improving the overall health of their populations.


  • CHRs with uS! Quarterly Meeting
  • Annual CHR summit

For more information please visit the CDC website : https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/programs-impact/nofo/covid-response.htm
For more information please contact: Bella Denton, Grants Manager at [email protected]

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