Assessing the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy's Public Health Practices project to determine its role and funding sources

This project will allow the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) to determine the best role for its Public Health Practices project. After seven years, the project, which finds, vets, and curates leading examples of resources for practitioners in public health preparedness, is facing funding challenges. The project has more than 400 resources, including toolkits, templates, and other real-world materials available for practitioners. This funding will allow CIDRAP to: (1) ensure that its content continues to be available for practitioners and that the new, more user-friendly website it is developing is launched; and (2) conduct an assessment and sustainability planning to determine the best future role for both the preparedness materials and the project overall. Goals of the assessment are to: (1) determine the most viable role for the project in this public health environment through interviews--evaluating the fit of resources, constituent needs, and potential impact--and then (2) work to secure funding to fulfill the identified role.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $75,000.00

Awarded on: 7/11/2013

Time frame: 8/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

Grant Number: 71165


University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Academic Health Center
420 Delaware Street, S.E., MMC 263
Minneapolis, 55455-2003


Jill M. DeBoer
Project Director


Kathleen Kimball-Baker
Project Director