CDC charts violence against women online resource center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to develop an online resource center aimed at preventing violence against women later this year and is seeking an organization that already manages an online collection to implement it. CDC, an agency of the Health and Human Services Department, published the grant opportunity in today's Federal Register.

CDC will award the cooperative agreement in September. The grant is for one year and may be renewed up to five years. It is worth less than $1 million and cannot be used to build new IT infrastructure.

The program will use current technology to help local, state, national and tribal agencies develop strategies to prevent and intervene against domestic and sexual violence against women. These may include education and training materials, research on risk and protective factors for violence against women, law and policy. The program will also provide online discussions for participants to exchange ideas and network.

The violence against women project is part of HHS' 'Healthy People 2010' initiative.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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