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Evaluation of the Hot Spots initiative: local responses to heatwave health impacts.

We are working with the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation (LMCF) and several community service and health organisations (CSHOs) to evaluate The Hotspots Initiative that aims bring together diverse project partners to develop local responses to the health impacts of heatwaves.

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) is funding several community service and health organisations (CSHOs) to bring together diverse project partners to develop local responses to the health impacts of heatwaves. These impacts are disproportionately felt by those experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation. We are working with LMCF and several CSHOs to evaluate this program, called The Hotspots Initiative.

This evaluation aims to help guide and support LMCF and the ‘Hot Spots Program’ partners in producing a comparative analysis of the findings of their collaborations and support an evaluation of the Hot Spots initiative overall. This research will provide the following :

  1. Review of relevant, existing best-practice and learnings for place-based initiatives responding to the health impacts of heatwaves in an urban context.
  2. A co-designed evaluation framework that LMCF and the project partners will use to evaluate the Hotspots program over summer
  3. A case study of place-based cross-sector collaborations on climate change responses
  4. An Evaluation Report for the existing Hot Spots pilot projects