30 November 2011

New Grant Opportunity for Public Health Systems Research, Deadline 12/05/2011

Cal PREPARE is pleased to announce the availability of funds to fund one New Investigator Award and two-three Pilot Project Awards for Public Health Systems & Services Research. The purpose of the awards program is to establish a resource for new investigators, established investigators and doctoral students to embark on a new area of research. The program provides an opportunity to build capacity, develop competency, and collaboration in different public health networks. (Awardees will have the ability to incorporate specialties, disciplines, and research techniques outside of traditional methods to public health systems research.) 

Our mission is “to conduct all-hazards research, training, and services that (1) improves the biosurveillance capabilities of public health systems; and (2) improves the capability of public health and local communities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.” Within biosurveillance, we will focus on early warning, detection, and monitoring; causal investigations and inference; information and data management, tactical and targeted communications; and situational awareness and decision support.

To implement our mission, we are conducting public health systems research projects in the following areas:
Project 1: :All-hazards communication to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations;Project 2: Early warning, investigation, surveillance: Epidemiology networks in action (EpiNet);Project 3: Closing the chemical, radiological, nuclear gaps in public health all-hazards preparedness; and 
Project 4:Cal PREPARE Exercise Laboratory (EXLAB): Systems research using state wide operations-based exercises. 

For more information on deadlines and eligibility, visit: http://www.idready.org/2011calpreparefoa.htm

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