Coming soon: Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop

What is it?

Creating healthy, equitable cities requires not only evidence on which policies and programs can have positive impacts on health, but also an understanding of how to best adapt projects and programs in response to the context in which they are launched. To advance our understanding and develop ideas for a Canadian context, in mid-summer 2019, CIHR is launching a Planning Grant for a workshop on Implementing Healthy Urban Policy where teams will take part in an international learning opportunity.

The Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop is a pilot program designed to bring researchers and city decision-makers together to collaborate, design, implement and evaluate healthy cities programs related to active transportation and design of public spaces.

How does it work?

  1. Assemble a team – each team will be made up of five individuals:
    1. Required: Healthy Cities researcher, senior elected official, senior health official
    2. Any two: City planner or senior planning staff, transportation planning senior staff, health and built environment senior staff, recreation and public space senior staff.
  2. Submit an application: put together an application and submit it through ResearchNet.

Successful applicants will then be expected to:

  1. Attend the workshop – selected teams will receive funds to attend a five-day planning workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark hosted by 880 Cities. The workshop draws on real-world examples to understand how cities can create innovative solutions and evaluate their impact.
  2. Develop an action plan – using learnings from the immersive workshop, teams will develop action plans for projects tailored to the context of their home communities.
  3. Host an event – each team will host a knowledge translation event focused on implementing projects and developing a research partnership to study the impacts of these changes.

Learn more

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