Monitoring Cause-specific School Absenteeism for Estimating Community-wide Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Dept. of Health & Human Services: Centers for Disease Control & PreventionSuggest an update
Next deadline: Nov 16, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)
Later deadlines: Dec 18, 2020 8:59pm PST (Full proposal)
Grant amount: Up to US $3,000,000
Fields of work: School Health Epidemiology & Public Health
Applicant type: Organizations
Funding uses: Research
Location of project: United States
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to support a research project that aims to develop and implement an influenza-like illness (ILI)-specific student absentee monitoring system in kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) schools and assess its usability for early detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other respiratory pathogen transmission in schools and surrounding communities. To achieve this aim, the project team will:
- Rapidly determine the causes of school absenteeism in students across selected school district(s) over a three-year period;
- Detect within-household transmission of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in households from which a student has been absent from school due to ILI; and
- Assess comparability between influenza-specific and SARS-CoV-2-specific student absenteeism data from the participating schools and multiple layers of complementary influenza and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance data routinely collected in the health care facilities serving the general population of this school district.
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