Using Advocacy to Address Community-Identified Health Issues (Request for Applications)

Using Advocacy to Address Community-Identified Health Issues (Request for Applications)

The Health Advocacy work of Missouri Foundation for Health is grounded in empowering Missourians to be a voice for change through increasing the coordination, capacity, and effectiveness of the field of advocates. In order to address inequities and transform systems, communities must have the opportunity to take an active role in the advocacy work that impacts them directly.

This request for applications (RFA) invites organizations to apply for an advocacy project that addresses pressing health issues that have been prioritized by the community.

This opportunity seeks a variety of advocacy projects that are community-led. The community should play a driving role in identifying and prioritizing the issue(s) which they believe will improve their health and well-being, as well as in the implementation of the work. Successful projects should have community involvement engrained at every level. Finally, projects should embed health and racial equity in their approach and offer a clear plan for advocacy to positively impact the identified priority issue. While it is not required that each project focuses solely on communities of color, we are especially interested in projects that prioritize communities of color and work towards racial equity.

Click here to view the full RFA

Sign up for the Pre-application Webinar – August 25, 2021

Applications must be received by noon on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

If you have questions about the goals or content of this RFA please contact Megan Bhatti, Strategist, at or (314) 345-5573.

For more information on the online application system, click here.  If there are additional questions, please contact Wendy Rohrbach, Project Coordinator, at or (314) 345-5504.