Request for Proposals: NNPHI Project Firstline Communications Support

Opportunity and Purpose

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) seeks an agency to provide communication services related to NNPHI’s role in Project Firstline. Project Firstline, CDC’s national training collaborative for infection prevention and control, is committed to preparing frontline healthcare workers and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats. To learn more about Project Firstline, please visit and

NNPHI, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials is responsible for engaging the public health workforce in Project Firstline. NNPHI seeks an agency to expand NNPHI’s existing communications team capacity. The current team includes NNPHI communications staff and a small outside agency supporting NNPHI communications. The selected agency will help NNPHI enhance its Project Firstline communications plan, expanding upon existing efforts including a website microsite, email marketing, social media, an existing online community of practice, a podcast series, and several other tactics with the goal of moving from information dissemination to workforce engagement. NNPHI utilizes its existing communications agency for graphic design support and there may be some instances in which it would ask the additional agency to assist with graphic design. The successful respondent will submit a proposal as requested below, participate in a brief interview, and then finalize a service agreement contract with NNPHI. NNPHI anticipates awarding a time and materials contract with an overall project budget ceiling. NNPHI will request the agency bill NNPHI for hours worked each month. NNPHI will also require the agency to notify NNPHI when approaching the ceiling.

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