Public Health


Public health

The field of public health focuses on improving overall health and safety and affects populations at all levels, from families to communities, individual countries to the whole world. It includes epidemiology, health services and policies, biostatistics, and social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.

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Air Quality, Environmental Justice, and Engaging High School Students in Alternative Paths to Science

Students at LA high schools near freeways are disproportionately at risk for respiratory illnesses. This project...

Perspectives on HIV/AIDS: Nigerian Women Who Experience Polygamy in Rural Nigeria

This study will explore the experiences of women as they pertain specifically to their perspectives on the spread...

Effect of a guava and passion fruit juice on diabetic patients with hypertension

The incidence of cardiovascular diseases has increased 2-4 fold in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type...

"Social" surveillance for illicit marketing and online sale of prescription stimulants

This study will conduct surveillance of digital data sources to identify and characterize illicit marketing...

The Health Justice Project: Using digital stories to address health disparities as a social justice issue

The purpose of this project is to examine the link between racial and social injustice based on one's minority...

Can A Drone Monitor Park-based Physical Activity?

An urban park is a free or low-cost setting of physical activity with convenient access. While various monitoring...

How Can Tattoo Artists Help Prevent Human Trafficking?

Women who are sex trafficked often have tattoos such as bar codes, a dollar sign or the name of their trafficker...

What information makes vaccine hesitant parents become vaccine acceptors?

Increasingly, parents are reluctant to allow their young children to receive vaccines, leading to disease outbreaks...

Barriers faced by Indigenous-Migrant farm workers to access prenatal care

Prenatal care is important to promote a healthy outcome for pregnancy. However, Indigenous-Migrant Seasonal...

How feasible is a mobile app for addressing partner violence for drug-involved women?

Drug-involved women who suffer from physical/sexual violence do not have access to domestic violence-related...

Can a Dietary Intervention Reduce Mercury Toxicity Among Native Communities in Peru?

A state of emergency has been declared in Peru due to levels of mercury (Hg) exposure. Hg toxicity has a plethora...

HIV Stigma of Cisgender Women & Hijras/Transgender Women Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India

The goal of this study is to explore how stigma differentially affects cisgender women and hijras/transgender...

Postpartum Mental Health Needs of Hispanic Mothers

Postpartum mood disorders represent a critical public health issue affecting mothers and their children. Increased...

Antibiotics and Affect: Avenues for Addiction Management

Addictions to cocaine and other stimulant 'designer' drugs remain unaided by pharmacotherapies. Several decades...

What are the health risks to laundry workers handling contaminated linens in healthcare?

Infectious diseases like Ebola, Zika, HIV, hepatitis C, and MRSA are notable risks to healthcare workers with...

Causes of death among sex workers and their children in Uganda

Combating maternal and child mortality are global priorities but are very challenging to assess in vulnerable...

Sexual health literacy among female youths in Nigeria

Sub-saharan Africa accounts for >70% of the global HIV/AIDS burden (AVERT, 2016). In Nigeria, 1 in 4 new...

Using Multi-theory Model of Health Behavior Change to Initiate & Sustain Physical Activity among African American Women

This study will test the efficacy of the multi-theory model for health behavior change for changing initiation...

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More About This Challenge

The sciency details

Challenge Amount:
Submission Deadline:
Nov 30, 2016
Campaign Launch:
Jan 05, 2017

Frequently Asked Queries

How do challenge grants work?

This challenge is for projects that launch crowdfunding campaigns by January 5th, 2016. The projects with the most backers after three weeks will receive an additional grant up to $500. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline. Researchers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK are welcome to submit. For all others, please get in touch!

When will the grant be awarded?

On January 26th at 6PM ET, the project with the most backers will be awarded directly to their project. The two runner-ups will also be awarded.

Can I still submit a project?

We are no longer accepting projects for this grant, however we will be launching many more challenge grant opportunities. Sign up for our mailing list for up-to-date community news.

Please Note:

If we see suspicious acitivity of researchers or backers potentially cheating during the challenge, the project will be completely disqualified from winning the grant.

Challenge Aims

Researchers in public health fields study the spread and control of diseases, how to improve access to health care, best practices to mitigate environmental hazards, and other issues that affect groups of people both large and small. In tackling a range of scientific and social questions, they help inform  policies and encourage healthier lifestyles and environments. This grant challenge highlights the preventative measures, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration used to inform public health policy.

The challenge is an invitation to any researchers, scientists, doctors, community organizers, or policymakers working on public health issues or studying current worldwide or local health issues.

A few topics of interest:

  • Biostatistics studies
  • Health education and access to medical care in low-income communities
  • Monitoring of environmental hazards
  • Epidemiology and infectious disease transmission
  • Vaccination studies
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Drinking water and sanitation in developing countries
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Maternal health
  • Smoking and tobacco usage

Project Eligilibity

This grant is for projects that launch campaigns by Nov 30, 2016. The project that ends with the most backers will receive an additional $500 grant. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline.

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