Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

NCCDH is co-applicant on project awarded CIHR funding

November 29th, 2016

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), hosted by StFX, is pleased to have contributed to the application process that resulted in a national research project receiving funding. The project, called RentSafe, was one of 10 successful applicants from a pool of 66 proposals selected to receive a multi-year Knowledge to Action grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). 

RentSafe is a multi-sectoral initiative led by the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment (CPCHE). With active involvement from public health, legal aid clinics, community health organizations, housing providers and tenants, RentSafe aims to address indoor environmental health risks affecting low-income tenants in both urban and rural Ontario communities.

RentSafe plans to build awareness and capacity in the social services sector so that low-income tenants are better able to get the support they need when faced with unhealthy housing related risks. The ultimate goal of RentSafe is to achieve healthier living conditions for low-income tenants and their families.

More on RentSafe can be found on the CPCHE website. Watch for related resources and updates on the NCCDH website.

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