Under this grant, the National Health Museum, Inc., will forge links between the public health community and the community of museum and science centers to promote issues that are important to population health. During the first phase of this project, the public health community and the museum community will identify issues and challenges and will create an agenda for the partnership. The project will also develop strategies to disseminate "model practices" for presenting health promotion and health science topics within museum settings. The deliverables for this project include: (1) creative new local and national partnerships between the public health community and the museum and science center community; (2) the development of a prototype public health exhibit; (3) the identification of "model practices" for presenting health promotion and health science topics within museums and science centers; and (4) the development of strategies and tools needed to build awareness of the opportunities within the museum community for health promotion collaborations. This project will be considered successful if it results in: (1) the development of networks between the public health and museum communities; (2) a well constructed plan for continuing collaborative relationships; and (3) identification of "model practices" for presenting health promotion and health science topics within museums and science centers.
Amount Awarded $397,864.00
Awarded on: 10/2/2001
Time frame: 10/1/2001 - 6/15/2003
Grant Number: 43033