Read the inaugural issue of the IH Section’s Climate Change and Health Newsletter!

The IH CC&H Working Group is pleased to share our first newsletter.

We plan to publish every other month and will highlight cutting edge best health practices in climate change.  It will also spotlight our IH members engaged in adaptation and mitigation practices with links to internationally focused resources.  The IHCC&WG newsletter will update readers on our progress on the country specific inventory of programs of NGOs, governments and donors engaged in climate change and health adaptation in developing countries.

Please take a few moments and fill out our survey to help us better disseminate information regarding climate change: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp-FZEi0DRU44PLD0ukLF2DxJbj5IwfKXYG6pY15kq5HCubg/viewform.

For additional information contact the IH CC&H WG at ihsection.cch@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: Health and Climate Solutions due 2/8

Posted on behalf of the Climate Change and Health Working Group
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 Application Deadline: February 08, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET

Purpose

Through this funding opportunity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to develop and amplify the evidence around a set of approaches that improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Eligible, local approaches can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health—including, but not limited to: air quality; energy sources; transportation or mobility design; food and water systems; housing; and health systems. Proposals should specify the determinants of health that the given approach is addressing, and the expected impact on health and well-being. Grant funds will support research and evaluation activities to develop the best possible evidence highlighting what is working well with the select approach and why; where there have been opportunities and challenges; and how other communities may learn from this approach to tackle similar challenges. *All interventions eligible for this funding must have been implemented and active for at least one year as of the date of the application.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

·      Proposals must discuss approaches focused in one or more geographically defined communities.
·      The community or organization implementing the approaches to address the health impacts of climate change, while improving health equity, must serve as the primary applicant (Project Director), and will be the prime recipient of funds. Individuals from collaborating organizations (e.g. research partner) can serve as the co-Project Director.
·      Eligible applicant organizations include public and private nonprofit organizations, federally or state-recognized Indian tribal governments, indigenous organizations, local government, and academic institutions.
·      Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
·      Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
·      Only one proposal may be submitted per applicant organization.

RWJF encourages applicant organizations representing diverse geographic areas, first time-applicants, and communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change to apply.

Key Dates

Monday, January 7, 2019 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET)
The first of two optional applicant webinars to provide an overview of the program and an opportunity to ask questions that are general in nature. The second webinar (see below) will be a repeat of the first. Registration is required; please register here for the January 7th webinar.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET)
A repeat of the first optional applicant webinar to provide an overview of the program and an opportunity to ask questions that are general in nature. Registration is required; please register here for the January 15th webinar.

February 8, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.

March 6, 2019
Selection of semi-finalists; notification of invitations to submit full proposals.

April 3, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

May 2, 2019
Selection of finalists; notification of invitation to participate in a site visit interview.

May 6, 2019 – May 20, 2019
Site visits conducted.

May 31, 2019
Selection of recommended grants; notification of decisions.

July 15, 2019
Approximate grant start date.

Total Awards
·      Up to eight awards will be made through this funding opportunity.
·      Proposals may request a budget of up to and including $350,000 each, for a project duration of up to and including 24 months.
·      Grant funds will support only research and evaluation activities and some communication and dissemination efforts; funds may not be used to develop or implement a new intervention, program, or approach.

For more information and to apply:
https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/health-and-climate-solutions-hub.html

Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup Meeting on 2/4

Event Date & Time:

Monday, February 4, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Pacific Time

CalEPA Headquarters, Sacramento, CA

Please join the California Department of Public Health, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) for a workshop on Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners. This workshop is hosted by the California Department of Public Health as part of the California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup meeting series and will take place at the CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento, CA with webinar participation available.

The morning session will be an informational and educational session for public health professionals on the health impacts of drought, and drought projections, with a focus on California. The afternoon will be a facilitated session by NDMC to help participants better understand and use a new CDC National Center for Environmental Health resource guide called Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Resource Guide for Public Health Professionals.

Local health department staff and partners are particularly encouraged to attend, to hear tips and lessons learned from California health departments that have responded to severe drought.

The entire workshop will be shared via webinar, but we encourage in person participation, when possible, to get the most out of the facilitated learning.

Agenda (draft) available here: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/ab32publichealth/meetings/meetings.htm

Register to attend here: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/forms/preparing-health-effects-drought-california-2019

Webex webinar option – register by clicking herehttps://cdph-conf.webex.com/cdph-conf/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef6d7ecb278ccd899bf962522b9c8b926

For more details, please contact: Amanda Sheffield (amsheffield@ucsd.edu)or Dan Woo (daniel.woo@cdph.ca.gov).

You’re Invited! IH Section Climate Change & Health Working Group’s Open House, Sunday, November 5

 

You are invited to the IH section’s  Climate Change & Health Working Group’s Open House!  

The IH section’s Climate Change and Health working group is small but mighty!  Stop by our Open House at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 5th (#283.0) from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in Room B409. We hope to see Environmental Health members, especially those who are also International Health members.  We will network and discuss our 2017 successes and our proposed plans for 2018.  See the link to the brochure below for more information about the working group.

International Climate Change and Health Working Group Brochure

US Climate Health Alliance (USCHA) Webinar – State Renewable Energy Policy

As part of the State Policy Initiative, USCHA is working to organize a series of webinars on important state climate policy topics (e.g. renewable energy, transportation, etc.) over the coming months. These webinars will offer an opportunity to learn more about state policies on each topic, discuss the health connections/implications of these policies, offer examples of what health professionals have done in their states, and provide an opportunity for folks to ask questions and share information. The hope is that these webinars will serve as another resource for you as you work to bring the health voice to state climate policy conversations.

Please join us for the first of these webinars on Wednesday, November 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PST (see below for other time zones). The webinar will focus on state renewable energy policy. Speakers will include:

Laura Wisland, Union of Concerned Scientists
Dr. Linda Rudolph, Center for Climate Change and Health
Dr. Barbara Warren, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Arizona

The webinar/call-in info is below.

Sincerely,

USCHA Staff

 

USCHA Webinar – State Renewable Energy Policy
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT/3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Please join then meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543371933

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 543-371-933

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