DOH Backing Climate Change Research

Jan 20, 2015

 The Florida Department of Health is giving $10,000 grants for the study of “health effects related to weather events,” or in the words of many scientists: global warming, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

Downtown Miami
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The grants are part of a program called Building Resilience Against Climate Effects, or BRACE, and the goals of the program include developing a state hazard and health response plan, incorporating the science of climate change into routine public health surveys, and increasing public awareness of the effects of climate change, according to the Times.

The money - which totals $234,000 so far - comes from an identically named federal program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that’s also funding projects in 14 other states, the Times reports.