CDC Global TravEpiNet: Heading Home Healthy Program and Global Travelers' Health National Research Center Consortium

Sponsor Deadline: 

Dec 18, 2020

Internal Deadline: 

Nov 2, 2020

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Nov 16, 2020


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UI Contact: 

CDC  Global TravEpiNet (GTEN): The Heading Home Healthy Program and Global Travelers' Health National Research Center Consortium, Guidance and Outreach Programs
Letter of Intent: 11/16/2020 (not required); deadline 12/18/2020.

This CDC program is limited to only one application per institution.
 Please refer to this link on the UIowa Limited Submissions process

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to:
1) increase the proportion of international travelers who receive a pre-travel health consultation with recommended preventative services before traveling to areas of risk for select infectious diseases; and
2) increase the quality of the health care advice given in the pre-travel health consultation.

This NOFO will support research and surveillance activities in an active, nationwide network of clinics that provide pre-travel health services to persons with travel destinations outside of the United States, including those travelers at high risk for illness or injury while on travel. These clinics will utilize a novel, electronic, web-based pre-travel health consultation system that aids the health care provider in giving essential recommendations during the pre-travel medical encounter. During this pre-travel visit, this system will anonymously collect specific data exclusively on travelers visiting international destinations. Further, this NOFO will encourage high-risk travelers to seek pre-travel health consultations from a clinician and better prepare them to return healthy by contributing to the travel medicine scientific evidence base. Examples of contributions may include prospective traveler cohort studies and use of novel diagnostic techniques to quantify risks to travelers. Although some international travelers seek pre-travel health consultations with clinicians who specialize in travel medicine, international travelers often consult a non-expert provider, such as their primary care clinician or another medical specialist. This NOFO will also increase the awareness of travel medicine among primary care providers and provide them with appropriate tools to aid them in advising international travelers with up-to-date recommendations.