The NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative is an urgent, cross-cutting NIH effort to reduce health threats from climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience in individuals, communities, and nations around the world, especially among those at highest risk.

Strategic Framework

The NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative Strategic Framework includes input from the scientific and stakeholder communities. The Framework provides the initial planning of how the NIH community will address climate change and health.

View the Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework Fact Sheet

Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Infographic

Funding and Career Opportunities

Graphic cog-wheel display of the strategic framework.

Research Coordinating Center to Support Climate Change and Health Community of Practice (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
RFA-ES-22-003

The deadline for submitting to this request has pased, applications were due August 26, 2022. Awards are expected to be made in 2023.

Research Opportunity Announcement Alliance for Community Engagement- Climate and Health (ACE-CH)
The deadline for Letters of Request has passed, letters were due June 30, 2022. With this Research Opportunity Announcement, NIH solicited applications from teams to conduct community-engaged research focused on climate change impacts on health and the co-benefits of identifying the mitigation of climate change risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health
NOT-ES-22-006

First Available Due Date: July 08, 2022
Expiration Date: May 08, 2025
As part of the NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Initiative, this NOSI encourages applications that address the impact of climate change on health and well-being over the life course, including the health implications of climate change in the United States and globally.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health Small Business Technology Transfer (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOT-ES-22-009
First Available Due Date: September 5, 2022
Expiration Date: April 6, 2023
NOSI to develop or adapt practical technologies for capturing the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on human health and to reduce the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health Small Business Innovation Research (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOT -ES-22-010
First Available Due Date: September 5, 2022
Expiration Date: April 6, 2023
NOSI to develop or adapt practical technologies for capturing the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on human health and to reduce the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan.

Past Funding Opportunities

Seminar Series

NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) have joined forces to educate and inform colleagues and the public about the human health implications of climate change. This series will present webinars from different ICs highlighting work in the field of climate change while promoting transdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in this concerted effort against an extreme threat to health.

NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

The NIH has selected eight established scientists with expertise in climate and health to work on the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative. This inaugural class of NIH Climate and Health Scholars will become part of the cross-cutting NIH effort to reduce health threats from climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience in individuals, communities, and nations around the world, especially among those at highest risk. The diverse group of scientists went through a competitive selection process and will begin working with NIH staff in February 2023. Each scholar is currently employed at a major university or with a research-based organization but will be hosted by an NIH Institute or Center for approximately eight months. They will work with staff across NIH to share knowledge and help build capacity for conducting climate-related and health research.

2023 NIH Climate and Health Scholars

Program Overview

Literature Portal

Locate the most relevant scientific literature on the health implications of climate change.

Climate Change and Health Literature Portal

Participating Institutes and Centers

The NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative is led by an Executive Committee comprising the Directors of seven NIH Institutes and Centers. The NIEHS Director chairs the Executive Committee and NIEHS provides the Initiative's administrative home.

Executive Committee

NIH Climate Change and Health Working Group

Aubrey Miller, M.D., NIEHS, Co-chair
Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., FIC, Co-chair
Gwen Collman, Ph.D., NIEHS, Strategic Advisor

Steering Committee

Andrew Bremer
Chief, Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB)
NIH/NICHD
andrew.bremer@nih.gov

Larry Fine
NIH/NHLBI
finel@nhlbi.nih.gov

B.F. ‘Lee’ Hall
Chief, Parasitology and International Programs Branch
NIH/NIAID
lhall@niaid.nih.gov

Flora Katz
Director, Division of International Training and Research;
NIH/FIC
katzf@mail.nih.gov

Megan Kinnane
Senior Advisor to the Director;
NIH/NIMH
megan.kinnane@nih.gov

Aubrey Miller
Senior Medical Advisor
NIH/NIEHS
miller.aubrey@nih.gov

Ivan Navarro
NIH/NIMHD
ivan.navarro@nih.gov

Louise Rosenbaum
Science Policy Analyst;
NIH/NINR
rosenbauml@mail.nih.gov

Joshua Rosenthal
Senior Scientist;
Division of Epidemiology and Population Studies
NIH/FIC
joshua.rosenthal@nih.gov

Claudia Thompson
Chief, Population Health Branch;
Division of Extramural Research and Training;
NIH/NIEHS
thompso1@niehs.nih.gov

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