CIHR Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge (Phase 1)

The Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge is an international partnership between Canada (CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada) and United States partners (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The competition is focused on the identification and evaluation of new data and data sources for use in public health surveillance. This strategic partnership provides an opportunity to promote an innovative approach to surveillance through non-traditional partnerships, international collaboration and mining and utilizing new sources of data. This Challenge is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is the idea formation phase during which applicants identify and propose sources of data and a methodology for combining data from multiple sources to measure any number of indicators for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and/or sleep. Phase 1 finalists will be invited to participate in Phase 2. Winners of Phase 2 will have the opportunity to have their concept integrated into PHAC’s public health surveillance systems.

Deadline: August 4, 2017 (Phase I)
For more information, please consult the Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge website.