SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) Rural Health Tobacco Use Cessation Initiative
Increasing the Delivery of Evidence-based Tobacco Cessation Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-related Cancers in Rural Health Clinics
Release Date: February 17, 2020 (Monday)
Closing Date and Time: March 6, 2020 (Friday) 11:59 p.m. EST
Notice of award letter to selected organization: By March 23, 2020 (Monday)
Initial Project Launch Period: April 15, 2020 (Wednesday)
Number of Awards: Two
Funding level: $10,000 per awardee (Selected organizations will be funded for up to three years contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance)
As noted in the 2019 National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Report: Examining Rural Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts, as the second leading cause of mortality in the nation, cancer remains a major public health burden that costs the healthcare system billions of dollars annually.
In the United States, some nonmetropolitan (rural) counties and regions possess lower rates of cancer incidence rates for all cancer sites combined, but higher cancer mortality rates. Moreover, mortality rates for all cancer sites combined are slow to decrease in rural counties, further widening the gap contributing to a greater geographic disparity in mortality rates.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) most recent reports, lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related mortality among both men and women.

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. All questions should be submitted via email to prior to the application deadline. Please reflect SMHN Rural Tobacco Cessation RFP Question in the subject line.