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March 17, 2022

UW team including Rebecca Bachman, MLA awarded Population Health Grant

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of 11 Tier 1 pilot grants to teams representing researchers from nine different UW schools and colleges as well as UW Tacoma and numerous community-based partners. The collective value of these 11 awards was nearly $480,000, which included approximately $270,000 in funding from the initiative plus additional school, college and departmental matching funds.

Among the award recipients was a project titled “Amazonian Green Cities: A Gardens Program for Health Ecology and Climate Change Resilience. The team of investigators included Rebecca Bachman, a recent graduate of the Masters of Landscape Architecture program, within the College of Built Environments.

Amazonian Green Cities is a One Health program for developing environmental interventions to improve human and ecological health in the Amazonian city. For this first phase, the team has partnered with two local community groups, with the aim to consolidate relationships with stakeholders, assess implementation challenges and update the intervention, assess pre- intervention health and environmental conditions and pilot the environmental intervention in the community.

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