Collaborating For Wellness

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In September 2018, the Fresno County Department of Public Health was awarded funding for the Collaborating for Wellness program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Collaborating for Wellness is a five-year initiative (2018-2023) that aims to contribute to the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke throughout Fresno County.

The Collaborating for Wellness project will reach underserved populations through partnerships with community organizations and health systems to promote and deliver evidence-based strategies. Such strategies include identifying patients with undiagnosed hypertension, promoting lifestyle change programs, engaging non-physician team members, and working with local pharmacists to promote medication therapy management.

MTM Pilot Project Funding Opportunity

The Collaborating for Wellness Program at the Fresno County Department of Public Health has a one-time funding opportunity for a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pilot Project for patients with high blood pressure and/or high blood cholesterol. The project involves partnerships between healthcare clinics/providers and community pharmacists. Awards of up to $7,000 per clinic and $10,000 per pharmacy are available. Healthcare clinics/providers and community pharmacists are invited to apply by submitting a joint application. The application deadline is March 26, 2020. This funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Grant Number NU58DP006631-01-00.


Please click here to download the MTM Pilot Project Request for Applications (RFA)

MTM Pilot Project Questions & Answers


Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 26, 2020 electronically to or to the Fresno County Department of Public Health, ATTN: Collaborating for Wellness Program, Room 360, 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721.

The Clinic/Provider and Pharmacy must submit a joint application cover sheet, joint application and joint scope of work. The cost proposal must be completed individually by each organization but may be submitted with the rest of the documents.


All questions regarding the application must be submitted to by Friday, March 6. Questions and answers will be posted on this page by Wednesday, March 11.

Key Dates:

RFA Issue Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Written Questions for RFA Due: March 6, 2020

Applications Due: Thursday, March 26, 2020 5pm


Heart Health Resources

Heart Disease

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Heart Disease

· Million Hearts

· American Heart Association: How to Help Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age

High Blood Pressure

· American Heart Association: Facts About High Blood Pressure


· American Heart Association: Cholesterol

Cardiac Rehabilitation

· American Heart Association: Cardiac Rehabilitation

Healthy Eating

· NIH: DASH Eating Plan

· American Heart Association: Heart–Check Certified Recipes

Smoking Cessation

· California’s Smokers Helpline

Collaborating for Wellness was made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about the funding at: