Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Implementing and Evaluating Adaptation Strategies that Protect and Promote Human Health (BRACE) 3

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Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Implementing and Evaluating Adaptation Strategies that Protect and Promote Human Health (BRACE) 3 Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Implementing and Evaluating Adaptation Strategies that Protect and Promote Human Health (BRACE) 3 Objective The University shall provide technical support to the state and county projects, and evaluation of the impact the BRACE program has had on climate and health adaptation. In collaboration with the CDC under the BRACE: Implementing and Evaluating Adaptation Strategies that Protect and Promote Human Health (CDC-RFA-EH21-2101), ADHS plans to develop and implement strategies to protect Arizonans from the climate-sensitive hazards documented from completing an updated version of CDCs BRACE five (5) Step Framework. ADHS CHP is partnering with counties to evaluate cooling centers to protect health vulnerable populations and updating county climate and health strategic plans. 3. Tasks 3.1 The University shall: 3.1.1 Meet quarterly in person or through teleconference regarding project deliverables, 3.1.2 Comply with all state and federal regulations, 3.1.3 Collaborate to provide a budget plan detailing costs, personnel, and expenses for Tasks as outlined in this Scope of Work to the CDC and Prevention grantee funding organization annually upon continuation grant submission, 3.1.4 Compile existing evidence and best practices from prior adaptation plans to support continued development. The University shall identify and disseminate lessons learned on effective adaptation actions, and 3.1.5 Provide climate science information to incorporate into each step of the BRACE Framework https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/BRACE.htm. Arizona previously completed BRACE Framework Steps one through four (1-4) from 2013-2017 and Step five (5) in 2021. Information is now outdated, therefore, new information for improved decision-making and repeat of the process. 3.2 For responsibilities, Year One (1) (Upon Signature August 31, 2022), the University shall: 3.2.1 Provide technical support to complete two (2) county intervention pilot projects: 3.2.1.1 Dr. David Hondula will be the coordinator for the University activities. He has a background in climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat. 3.2.1.2 Dr. Hondula will aid in developing, implementing, and evaluating pilot projects on topics regarding climate data and heat. Dr. Hondula will secure and staff an appropriate team defined in the CDC BRACE grant application throughout the project period. 3.2.2 Provide technical support to revise county scale climate and health strategic plans, 3.2.3 Help guide Maricopa and Pima County Health Departments in engagement with sectors on adaptation planning and updating their plan with climatology information needed for buy-in with local partners, 3.2.4 Provide technical support to compile evidence and best practice to update state climate and health adaptation plan, and 3.2.5 Provide support for the compendium sections related to climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat, and the updates to revisions of the BRACE reports. 3.3 For responsibilities, Year Two (2) (September 1, 2022 August 31, 2023), the University shall: 3.3.1 Acknowledge continuation of projects is dependent on funding availability, 3.3.2 Provide a staff team appropriately to complete the below activities based on allowable CDC budget approved staffing plan, 3.3.3 Continue to provide technical support to complete two (2) Arizona county intervention pilot projects, 3.3.4 Provide technical support to revise county scale climate and health strategic plans: 3.3.4.1 The University will help guide Maricopa and Pima County Health Departments in engagement with sectors on adaptation planning and updating their plan with climatology information needed for buy-in with local partners. Alternatively, if more county health departments in Arizona get funded, technical support to a minimum of two (2) other Arizona county health departments is sufficient. 3.3.5 Provide technical support to compile evidence and best practice to update state climate and health adaptation plan: 3.3.5.1 The University will provide support for the compendium sections related to climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat, and the updates to revisions of the BRACE reports. 3.4 For responsibilities, Year three (3) (September 1, 2023 August 31, 2024), the University shall: 3.4.1 Acknowledge continuation of projects is dependent on funding availability, 3.4.2 Provide a staff team appropriately to complete the below activities based on allowable CDC budget approved staffing plan, 3.4.3 Continue to provide technical support to complete two (2) Arizona county intervention pilot projects, 3.4.4 Provide technical support to revise county scale climate and health strategic plans: 3.4.4.1 The University will help guide Maricopa and Pima County Health Departments in engagement with sectors on adaptation planning and updating their plan with climatology information needed for buy-in with local partners. Alternatively, if more county health departments in Arizona get funded, technical support to a minimum of two (2) other Arizona county health departments is sufficient. 3.4.5 Provide technical support to compile evidence and best practice to update state climate and health adaptation plan: 3.4.5.1 The University will provide support for the compendium sections related to climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat, and the updates to revisions of the BRACE reports. 3.5 For responsibilities, Year four (4) (September 1, 2024 August 31, 2025), the University shall: 3.5.1 Acknowledge continuation of projects is dependent on funding availability, 3.5.2 Provide a staff team appropriately to complete the below activities based on allowable CDC budget approved staffing plan, 3.5.3 Continue to provide technical support to complete two (2) Arizona county intervention pilot projects, 3.5.4 Provide technical support to revise county scale climate and health strategic plans: 3.5.4.1 The University will help guide Maricopa and Pima County Health Departments in engagement with sectors on adaptation planning and updating their plan with climatology information needed for buy-in with local partners. Alternatively, if more county health departments in ARIZONA get funded, technical support to a minimum of two other Arizona county health departments is sufficient. 3.5.5 Provide technical support to compile evidence and best practice to update state climate and health adaptation plan: 3.5.5.1 The University will provide support for the compendium sections related to climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat, and the updates to revisions of the BRACE reports. 3.6 For responsibilities, Year five (5) (September 1, 2025 August 31, 2026) the University shall: 3.6.1 Acknowledge continuation of projects is dependent on funding availability, 3.6.2 Provide a staff team appropriately to complete the below activities based on allowable CDC budget approved staffing plan, 3.6.3 Continue to provide technical support to complete two (2) Arizona county intervention pilot projects, 3.6.4 Provide technical support to revise county scale climate and health strategic plans: 3.6.4.1 The University will help guide Maricopa and Pima County Health Departments in engagement with sectors on adaptation planning and updating their plan with climatology information needed for buy-in with local partners. Alternatively, if more county health departments in Arizona get funded, technical support to a minimum of two (2) other Arizona county health departments is sufficient. 3.6.5 Provide technical support to compile evidence and best practice to update state climate and health adaptation plan: 3.6.5.1 The University will provide support for the compendium sections related to climatology, atmospheric science, health informatics, climate adaptation, environmental and statistical modeling, impact and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation, especially as related to extreme heat, and the updates to revisions of the BRACE reports. 3.7 For responsibilities, Year one (1) (Upon Signature August 31, 2022) the ADHS shall: 3.7.1 ADHS will regularly keep up with communications with the University staff in order to direct priorities and meet project deadlines, 3.7.2 Write sections of the CDCs BRACE Framework most suited for a public health expert within ADHS, and 3.7.3 ADHS will process Contractor Expenditure Reports (CERs) within thirty (30) days of receipt of deliverables. 3.8 For responsibilities, Year two through five (25) (September 1, 2022 August 31,2026), ADHS shall: 3.8.1 Acknowledge continuation of project depending on funding availability, 3.8.2 Provide a revised scope of work and price sheet through a contract amendment if needed to the University annually at the beginning of each budget year based on changes in funding levels starting in Year two (2) September 1, 2022 Year 5 September 1, 2025, 3.8.3 Meet project deadlines, ADHS shall maintain regular communication with the University contact staff in order to direct priorities, 3.8.4 Write sections of the CDCs BRACE Framework most suited for a public health expert within ADHS, and 3.8.5 Process CERs within thirty (30) days of receipt of deliverables. 4. Deliverables The University shall provide: 4.1 Documentation for technical support activities for Maricopa and Pima Countys projects on cooling centers as a public health strategy for heat, specifically with climate science data, evaluation, and narrative described using CDCs BRACE Technical Report Series (https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/guidance.htm) for BRACE Steps; 4.2 Documentation for technical support activities. The progress report should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format following the BRACE Technical Report Series; 4.3 Arizona climate data to ADHS for the compendium following CDC guidance. The data should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format. Specifically, the University will help draft and publish reports with ADHS and the University, a new Climate and Health Profile (BRACE Step one (1)), Vulnerability Assessment for Climate-Sensitive Hazards (BRACE Step one (1)); 4.4 Documentation for technical support activities for Maricopa and Pima Countys projects on cooling centers as a public health strategy for heat, specifically with climate science data, evaluation, and narrative described using CDCs BRACE Technical Report Series (https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/guidance.htm) for BRACE Steps. Alternatively, if more county health departments in ARIZONA get funded, technical support to a minimum of two other Arizona county health departments is sufficient; 4.5 Arizona climate data to ADHS for the compendium following CDC guidance. The data should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format. Specifically, The University will help draft and publish reports with ADHS and the University on BRACE Step two (2) Disease Projections and BRACE Step three (3) Intervention Assessment; 4.6 Arizona climate data to ADHS for the compendium following CDC guidance. The data should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format. Specifically, the University will help draft and publish reports with ADHS and the University on BRACE Step four (4) Climate and Health Adaptation Plan; 4.7 Arizona climate data to ADHS for the compendium following CDC guidance. The data should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format. Specifically, the University will help draft and publish reports with ADHS and the University on BRACE Step five (5) - Evaluate Impact and Improve Quality of Activities; and 4.8 Arizona climate data to ADHS for the compendium following CDC guidance. The data should be prepared in ADHS CHP approved format. Specifically, the University will help draft and publish evaluation reports with ADHS and the University on BRACE Step five (5) Climate and Health Adaptation Plan that build on Year four (4).
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/27/228/31/26

Funding

  • HHS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): $450,000.00

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