Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé 2021 Application Form
Thank you for your interest in Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé. The deadline for applications have been extended to Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST!
What is Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé?
Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé (PGH) is an initiative administered by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Health and Environment Adaptive Response Taskforce (HEART) that launched the first-of-its-kind national community of practice of medical student teams leading green change in the Canadian healthcare system. Selected teams will receive up to $2 000 in reimbursable funding and mentorship from physician and non-physician climate action leaders through the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and the Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare (CCGHC) to execute a needs assessment and quality improvement project to promote healthcare sustainability. Projects can be in-hospital initiatives, community initiatives, or focus on medical education, so long as they contribute to the goal of net-zero healthcare in Canada. Our initiative is also an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded thinkers in the green healthcare space; we host community of practice meetings at least three times a year with the entire PGH cohort for you to learn from selected field experts and share project progress with other PGH participants. PGH is sponsored by the CFMS through the Strategic Innovation Fund. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We highly encourage any student team to email us to inform us of your interest in applying; we would be more than happy to provide feedback and support to your applications. For more information about the program and current initiatives, please copy and past the following link into your browser: https://www.cfms.org/what-we-do/global-health/greening-healthcare-initiative
Need ideas for feasible and impactful healthcare sustainability projects?
If you are not sure where best to start to promote healthcare system sustainability, we encourage you to review our "Primer on Greening Healthcare for Healthcare Students", available in English at bit.ly/CFMSGreenHealthcarePrimer, and en français at bit.ly/FEMCPrimerVertSante. This document outlines a series of evidence-based healthcare sustainability quality improvement projects that Canadian medical students would be well-positioned to design and execute. You may also see the infographic above to be inspired by the nine impactful and innovative projects led by our inaugural PGH student cohort.
In what capacity would you like to join the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé student network?
As part of a team entitled to up to $2 000 in reimbursable funding and mentorship through the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and the Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare (CCGHC). You will also be automatically included in the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé student community of practice.
As part of the student community of practice looking to learn more about greening healthcare and associated opportunities. Through this network, you may be connected with like-minded peers at your local medical school that can ultimately lead into the conception of a funded Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé student initiative in a subsequent funding cycle.
What Canadian medical school are you attending?
What is your current medical school year?
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
We would love to hear your thoughts! What kind of green projects or change would you like to see happen in your local hospitals or healthcare system (optional)?
If you are currently conducting any sustainability projects inside or outside of healthcare, please share them with us here (optional):
Thank you for indicating your interest in the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé student community of practice!
You will be contacted at the email you have provided us with invitations to attend our virtual national community of practice meetings and any Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé showcase events.
Do you have any comments or questions for us? (optional)
Project proposals will be assessed on their feasibility, financial viability, impact, longevity, and alignment to the underlying strategy of CFMS HEART's Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé to build a more environmentally-sustainable healthcare system.
Name of primary team contact. This is the person with whom the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé Steering Committee will be corresponding with.
Please provide the names of all of your team members (if applicable).
First Name Last Name; First Name Last Name; etc.
What Canadian medical school (campus) is your team affiliated with?
ie. McGill University (Montréal campus)
At what Canadian healthcare institution are you aiming to perform your green quality improvement project (N/A if not decided, or if your initiative will not directly involve a healthcare institution)?
ie. Montréal General Hospital, Montréal, QC.
Please provide an executive summary of your proposed initiative.
How does your proposed project integrate into the existing greening healthcare community, and potentially at a target healthcare institution? Please indicate your partnership(s) with a hospital green team, administration, staff members and/or healthcare professionals?
My team and I are already embedded into the hospital green team and/or administration.
My team and I are currently collaborating with healthcare professional(s) and/or other staff members.
My team and I are in the process of seeking allies
My team has not started seeking allies and/or partners
If applicable, please provide some additional details on your partnership(s) with the administration, staff members and/or healthcare professionals at your proposed healthcare institution. If known, please indicate whether a green team already exists at your target site (N/A if not applicable).
At what stage is your project?
Early Stage (1-2 years)
Established Stage (>2 years)
Please describe your team composition.
Currently a one-person show
Already fully established (not looking to recruit additional members)
Looking to continue recruiting (we may be able to put you in touch with students at your medical school who have indicated interest in joining the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé community of practice).
Your proposed student project will be evaluated on its alignment with the underlying strategy of CFMS HEART's Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé to build a more environmentally sustainable healthcare system.
Please elaborate on your project plan and explain its alignment with CFMS HEART Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé's goal of building a more environmentally-sustainable Canadian healthcare system. Please also include a specific timeline of your project delivery steps. Finally, please comment on the value that your project will bring to Canadian medical students.
Your proposed student project will be evaluated on its likelihood to achieve its proposed goals within the proposed timeline.
Please discuss your team member qualifications/expertise, resources and partnerships that may facilitate the execution of your project plan outlined above, as well as the barriers you might encounter and strategies to overcome them.
Your proposed student project will be evaluated on the appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of its utilization of the up to $2 000 of allocated funds provided through the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé program.
Please attach a rough proposed budget of your project's first 1-2 year years of operation here. If you are seeking any other sources of revenue to complete your project, please also indicate them here. See below for a sample project budget.
.xls, .xlsx, .xlsb, .xlsm, .doc, .docx, .pdf
Please use this space to elaborate on your budget and financial choices (optional).
Your proposed student project will be evaluated on how well it is demonstrated to address an unmet ‘green’ need in your local healthcare system or community.
Please outline your method and potential outcome metrics to evaluate your project's impacts. If applicable and known, please also describe the current state of greening efforts at your target healthcare institution and how your proposed project advances your target healthcare institution's greening goals.
Your proposed student project will be evaluated on how well it is demonstrated to elicit a sustained impact that lasts beyond the duration of your student project.
How will your team ensure that your proposed project will have a long-term, sustaining green impact on your target healthcare institution and/or healthcare system?
Thank you for applying to join the Project Green Healthcare/Projet Vert la Santé cohort!
You will be contacted for a brief virtual interview that will be held between Monday, October 11th-Friday, October 15th, 2021. All applicants will be informed on the status of your applications by Friday, October 22nd, 2021.
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