PHO scientists Khan and Schwartz awarded prestigious research grant
Two PHO scientists and their team have received a significant grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Yasmin Khan and Dr. Brian Schwartz and their colleagues will develop a framework to measure public health emergency preparedness in Canada.
“A range of events like infectious diseases and extreme weather continues to be a threat to human health worldwide,” said Khan. So it’s critical for public health organizations to be prepared for emergencies and know how to measure their preparedness.”
Their two-year operating grant is worth over $225,000 and will fund work to identify key performance indicators. Their goal is to then use those indicators to measure the preparedness of public health organizations across Canada to inform quality improvement.
Their findings will further suggest an approach for other countries to use in assessing their emergency preparedness.