Open Solicitation: Build Regional Public Health Capacity and Awareness of Public Health Impacts Related to Climate Change
Request for Applications
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is committed to understanding the impacts of climate change on public health, to build regional public health capacity and strengthen adaptation strategies to reduce these impacts. As climate change is expected to have varying regional impacts across Canada there is a need to understand and address unique regional health threats associated with a changing climate.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a solicitation for contributions under the Preventative Public Health Systems and Adaptation to Climate Change program to support projects in enhancing regional public health capacity to adapt to a changing climate and to further understand the health risks from a changing climate. Organizations are invited to submit a proposal for funding to build on public health programs, research initiatives or enhance public health capacity to reduce and adapt the health impacts from a changing climate. The work should focus on infectious diseases and broader health impacts.
It is anticipated that projects will begin April 1, 2013 and must be completed on or before March 31, 2015.
Who Can Apply?
Eligible organizations will need to demonstrate, through the application process, that they have expertise or experience in working with public health issues related to climate change as well as an understanding of regional public health needs related to climate change. Partnerships between organizations with complementary areas of expertise are strongly encouraged.
How to Apply
Applications must meet the objectives and will be assessed as outlined in the Guide for Applicants. If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact Manon.D.Fleury@phac-aspc.gc.ca to request a copy of the Guide for Applicants.