The Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence (OPCE) provides free training and technical assistance (TA) to support Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) grantees in achieving initiative goals to increase demand for and access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for daily physical activity. Training and TA are mutually reinforcing capacity building activities. Training strives to build coordinator and stakeholder core competencies and organizational capacities to effectively implement CHSC strategies. TA provides for free, in-depth assistance in a focused area to an individual grantee or group of grantees, with an eye toward practical application of evidence-based strategies targeting CHSC SMART objectives. Training and TA are offered through various modalities, including conferences, webinars, cluster calls, phone consultations and site visits.

How do I access TA to support my CHSC Initiative?

Please submit the electronic TA request form below. Once submitted, it will be sent to one of the OPCE TA Leads. You will receive an email confirmation that your TA request was successfully submitted and is under review.

What happens after I submit the TA request?

You will be contacted within two business days by email or phone to schedule a time to discuss your TA request in greater detail. A TA Provider will be identified to work closely with you until the TA is complete. You and your TA Provider will develop a TA plan that will capture what you want to accomplish, by when and the activities that will achieve this goal.

Complete The TA Request Form

Please use the form below to enter your contact information and a brief overview of your TA request. All Fields are required.

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Phone*

Your Role/Title*

Your Organization*

Affiliated CHSC Grantee Lead Organization: (Which CHSC grantee are you affiliated with? Select all that apply.)


SMART Objective Area Addressed by TA* (Select all that apply.)

Please briefly describe your request*

On a scale from 1 (extremely low) to 10 (extremely high), how high priority is this request?*

Ideal Start Date* Please allow at least 4 weeks from today's date.