Natural Environment


2012 Climate Change Grantees

  • About the Grant

    ASTHO, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Environmental Health, is looking to fund and support up to four short-term demonstration projects that will establish coordinating opportunities for climate change at state and territorial health agencies (S/THAs). Grant recipients will apply the funds towards increasing the level of coordination and communication between the disparate programs involved in addressing the public health consequences of climate change. The grant recipients will be charged with bringing public health to the climate change discussion by engaging three different groups: local or tribal health departments, other state agencies (i.e., transportation, education, commerce, agriculture, etc.), and private entities (i.e., academic institutions or research organizations, HMOs, etc.). The discussions should provide a platform for examining the health impacts of climate change from several lenses. Grantees will be required to report on the project plan and execution, the evaluated process, the relevant successes to enable the sharing of lessons learned with other S/T health agencies at the Climate Change Collaborative in-person meeting and in written form. ASTHO will assist in sharing lessons learned and best practices with S/THAs, NCEH, and other key stakeholders.