Health Canada is seeking international evidence and information on policy options to improve protection of the health of children from environmental hazards. The results of this research will assist Health Canada in its legislative renewal role of adapting to change in the regulatory environment. More specifically, this research will assist policy makers working on
* the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999; and
* the implementation of the proposed Canada Health Protection Act.
Toward this end, the Health Policy Research Program has recently posted on http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/arad-draa/english/rmdd/rfp/rfp017.html a RFP on Health Protection Regulations in a Changing World: Children's Vulnerabilities to Environmental Exposure.
Health Canada is seeking synthesis research by external researchers on other countries' experiences in
* selecting and developing governance instruments that take into account protection for children's health from exposures to environmental hazards in the workplace, home and community;
* considering specific developmental windows of vulnerability in developing these governance instruments; and
* implementing these governance instruments.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
The Health Policy Research Program, administered by the Research Management and Dissemination Division, Applied Research and Analysis Directorate, Information, Analysis and Connectivity Branch, funds research that contributes to an evidence base for Health Canada's policy decisions.