CDC: Inviting Applicants for Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response Program


Deadline: 9 June 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications from eligible entities for funding a program entitled “Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response” with an aim to improve drought preparedness and resiliency among private citizens and to subsequently reduce drought-related morbidity and mortality.

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This will be done by identifying and qualifying current and potential health effects of drought in the awardees’ region and identifying the at-risk communities.

Approach

  • Identify and engage stakeholders;
  • Identify and acquire existing data related to drought and health;
  • Analyze these data to identify current and potential drought-related health effects and at-risk population;
  • Draft a plan to mitigate identified health effects in identified target populations;
  • Develop interventions;
  • Implement interventions;
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations.

Expected Outcomes 

  • Increased number of private citizens aware of potential health effects of drought
  • Increased number of private citizens taking appropriate actions to protect themselves from potential health effects of drought
  • Improved capacity of public health to protect the public from drought-related public health effects.

Funding Information: Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated total funding is $4,500,000

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How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response.

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