Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Providing CKD Surveillance

CDC released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) soliciting applications to update the newly developed National Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System. This system a comprehensive surveillance system integrates existing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) data in the U.S. from multiple sources including hospitals, national healthcare systems, and the national health and nutrition examination survey.

The number of new cases of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the U.S. has more than doubled from 49,864 in 1990 to 110,420 in 2008 and is expected to continue to grow with the increasing prevalence of diabetes, a risk factor for kidney disease. Diabetes accounts for nearly half of all new cases of ESRD.

Improving the surveillance system will enable the government and others to monitor the trends of CKD and the risk factors over time and be instrumental in monitoring trends in the Healthy People 2020 chronic kidney disease objectives.

The award will be in the form of a Chronic Disease Control Cooperative Agreement with two awards. The current fiscal year funding is anticipated to be $750,000 to $1,500,000 with the award ceiling of $910,000. Total project period funding is estimated to be $4,000,000 but will be dependent on the availability of funds.

Component 1 of this FOA seeks to build upon previous work and update and maintain the current surveillance system, evaluate additional data for inclusion, and integrate the surveillance system with other systems. Component 2 of the project will update and maintain an existing web-based application for the dissemination of the data collected under Component 1. Applicants can apply for one or for both components.

Public and private universities, colleges, nonprofits, hospitals, for-profits, small, minority, and women-owned businesses, community-based organizations, AI/AN tribal governments, and state and local governments are eligible to apply.

The deadline for the letter of intent is due July, 11, 2011 with the final application due August 5, 2011. For more information on FOA CDC-RFA-DP11-1109, go to or email Desmond Williams Project Officer at or call (770) 488-1158.