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EPA Aging Initiative: New Health Impact Project
April 8, 2011, 1:18 pm
Filed under: News

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is accepting brief proposals through June 1, 2011 for grants to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs). The funding will enable awardees to develop an HIA, which is a study that can help policy makers and community members identify and address the potential, and often-overlooked, health implications of proposed policies and projects in a broad range of sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transportation and development.

The Health Impact Project will fund up to eight HIAs to identify how policy proposals will impact health at the local, tribal or state levels. Grants will range from $25,000 to $125,000 and will support government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

“Many of the most urgent medical problems facing the nation-such as diabetes, asthma, obesity and injuries-are shaped by conditions in the places where we live, work and play,” said Aaron Wernham, M.D., director of the Health Impact Project. “By factoring health into new laws and projects, for instance the building of a major roadway, the planning of a city’s growth or the development of a school curriculum, these grants will help policy makers capitalize on hidden opportunities to improve wellbeing, save on healthcare-related costs and use limited resources more wisely.”   
Deadline: June 1, 2011.


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