The following links provide resources and partnership information for Climate Change and Health P-20 applicants to assist in developing robust and relevant research projects and core activities. This list is meant to be suggestions only and applicants are encouraged to identify other partnerships.
- NIH Climate Change and Health Strategic Framework
A document detailing the planning and development of the Climate Change and Human Health Initiative and presenting potential research focus areas.
- Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal
A curated database of peer-reviewed research and literature on the scientific impacts of climate change on human health.
- Future Earth
Supports 27 Global Research Networks that address the change in the earth's systems and how those interactions affect socio-economic development and human wellbeing.
- Kresge Foundation
A private, national foundation that works to expand the climate advocacy and partnerships in low-income communities in America’s cities through the funding of community-based leadership and capacity building.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Public health philanthropy dedicated to funding projects related to improving health equity and human wellbeing.
- Wellcome Trust
A global charitable foundation with actions that include grant funding, advocacy campaigns and partnerships to find solutions for today’s urgent health challenges, focusing on mental health, infectious disease, and climate change and human health.
Federal Programs & Activities
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Climate Change and Health Program
The CDC Climate and Health Program Supports state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies as they prepare for the health impacts of a changing climate. The group recently released the CDC/ATSDR’s Climate and Health Strategic Framework
- CDC’s Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative (CRSCI) is helping grant recipients from 11 jurisdictions use the five-step Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to identify likely climate impacts in their communities, potential health effects associated with these impacts, and their most at-risk populations and locations. The BRACE framework then helps our grant recipients develop and implement health adaptation plans and address gaps in critical public health functions and services.
- The Climate and Health Program also funds two partners through the “Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations” program managed by CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. These partners support tribes and territories’ climate and health work. Specifically, the National Indian Health Board funds tribes through the Climate-Ready Tribes Program
- Department of Energy (DOE) - Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD)
The DOE Urban Integrated Field Laboratories (UIFLs) are a division-wide effort across BER’s EESSD in order to advance the science underpinning our understanding of the predictability of urban systems and interactions with the climate system, and to provide the knowledge and information necessary to inform equitable climate and energy solutions that can strengthen community-scale resilience across urban landscapes.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Environmental Justice Program
The EPA Environmental Justice grant program supports and empowers grantees and communities to develop and implement solutions that address environmental or public health issues at a community level.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Climate Program Office
The NOAA Climate Program Office manages competitive research programs funding climate science and assessments and supports the National Integrated Heat Health Information System Services (NIHHIS) a government web portal detailing heat risks and science-based solutions for heat related illness and deaths across the U.S.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH funding spans a vast array of relevant topics for applicants. Applicants are encouraged to search NIH RePORTER to identify relevant topics/specialties of interest and individual grantees.
- Alliance for Community Engagement – Climate and Health Awards. The ACE-CH has provided funding to four sites that will focus on community-engaged research, capacity building, and outreach opportunities where factors associated with social determinants of health yield residents disproportionately affected by the health impacts of climate change.
- World RePORT includes programs funded by the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIRO) including NIH. The data in World RePORT includes directly funded awards, and indirectly funded collaborations
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF funds science and innovation, partnerships, infrastructure, and education opportunities. Among directorates working on climate change:
- The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Program supports interdisciplinary research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that impact the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. This joint program also includes National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Food and Agriculture - USDA. The program also engages in international partnerships with research organizations in the United Kingdom, Israel, and China.
- The vision of the Directorate for Geosciences is to support groundbreaking discoveries of the products and processes of the earth, ocean, and atmosphere systems from the past to the present and into the future for the benefit of citizens, decision-makers, educators, and scientists. The mission of the Directorate is to fund the development of knowledge and technological innovations to (1) understand and adapt to the changes in our earth, ocean, and atmosphere, (2) accelerate the societal benefits of our investments, and (3) train a diverse and inclusive geosciences workforce
- U.S. Global Change Research Project (USGCRP)
Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health Group (CCHHG) developed a compendium of federally funded research activities focused on the human health impacts of climate change in the United States.
- Belmont Forum
A partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of transdisciplinary research providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to global environmental change. The Belmont Forum has successfully led 19 calls for proposals, supporting 134 projects and more than 1,000 scientists and stakeholders, representing over 90 countries. Themes addressed by calls have included Freshwater Security, Coastal Vulnerability, Food Security and Land Use Change, Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Arctic Observing and Science for Sustainability, and Mountains as Sentinels of Change. The most recent call on Climate, Environment, and Health was issued February 2015.
- European Commission
An organization steered by the European Union acting as the executive of the 27 members countries.
- World Meteorological Organization
Specialized agency of the United Nations whose mandate covers weather and climate.