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The 5 Asks

The HPCD 5 Asks 

The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) has several partner groups that help give mini-grant funding to schools, communities, organizations, departments, and worksites for a variety of health and wellness initiatives across the state to reach West Virginians where they live, learn, eat, work, play, and pray. 

We are providing this resource guide to you as a mini-grant applicant on the HPCD 5 Asks of mini-grant applicants and awardees to promote the inclusion of the following into your application and intervention: 

  • Incorporate Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) changes into your application and intervention plan,

  • Create a Good Example Contract for those engaged in the intervention by committing to making your internal organization a healthier place,

  • Use West Virginia Health Connection to get information about your intervention to the people who need it most,

  • Address health equity and help reduce health disparities as part of your intervention, and

  • Focus on the sustainability of your intervention so you can impact the health of West Virginians in a positive way for years to come.

If you have questions related to the "5 Asks", what they mean, and how you can incorporate them into your project, please contact Chronic Disease Evaluator for the WVU Prevention Research Center, Kathryn Burnham at

Overview of the 5 Asks

Learn more about each of the 5 Asks

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