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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Request for Proposals

Advancing Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities Initiative Announcement

In response to the risks that environmental toxins disproportionately pose to children and families’ health, the Center for the Human Rights of Children, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy, Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University Medical Center, and Loyola Law School’s Civitas ChildLaw Center (“The Centers”) at Loyola University Chicago have developed an interdisciplinary, multi-sector initiative, Advancing Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities – Tackling Environmental Disparities (“Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities”).

As part of this initiative, a request for proposals (RFP) is being offered to Loyola faculty/staff/students funded through a grant provided by the Provost's office of stipends between $1,000-$3,000 per proposal. The RFP is designed to encourage broad faculty involvement in the initiative's goal to develop Loyola University Chicago as a leading educational institution with a commitment to advancing healthy homes and healthy communities free of environmental toxins.

The purpose of this RFP is to elicit research that focuses on the intersections social, political and natural science research and practice that inform the development and implementation of healthy homes policy or action in the City of Chicago and Cook County.

The proposal can support:

1. Research that identifies a current or developing indoor/outdoor environmental toxins

2. Identification of resources or assets that have/have not been previously recgonized

3. Development of new policy ideas, interventions, or advocacy to address familiar problems

Click the following link to acccess the full RFP - with more detailed information about the proposal, it's goals, and expectations: Healthy Homes / Healthy Communities RFP

Deadling for submission is May 15, 2013.

If you have any questions, comments, or general inquiries, feel free to check out the Advancing Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities site (http://luc.edu/chrc/environmentsustainability/advancinghealthyhomeshealthycommunities/#d.en.83996) or contact Adrian Segura at asegura2@luc.edu



Center for the Human Rights of Children
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Cuneo Hall, Room 320 · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8050 · Fax: 773.508.8054

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