Current events have underscored an urgent need to invest in building the public health system's infrastructure, capacity, and preparedness, augmenting its capability to mount a rapid and effective response to both ongoing and emerging public health threats. This grant provides start-up funding for an inter-institutional Collaborative for Public Health Innovation, based in the New England region. The overall aim of this multi-institutional endeavor is to devise, foster, and assist in implementing groundbreaking technologies, policies, and designs for responding promptly and effectively to a wide variety of potential public health emergencies. The initial planning and development phase of the Collaborative will result in the following deliverables: an organizational charter; design principles for the Collaborative; a system of governance; and a prospectus to obtain permanent and substantial funding. This grant will be considered successful if it results in a well constructed plan for the operation and sustainability of this much-needed partnership.
Amount Awarded $49,987.00
Awarded on: 3/25/2002
Time frame: 4/1/2002 - 11/30/2002
Grant Number: 44314