The Chronic Disease Innovation Programme (“Programme”) provides support for innovative solutions to address Bermuda’s high rates of non-communicable chronic diseases and associated disabilities.

The programme is funded by a transfer from the Mutual Reinsurance Fund (“MRF”) to support public health interventions that consider local context, are derived within the local environment and can complement the health system in addressing this major health system issue of chronic disease.

We welcome programmes, initiatives, and innovations that address the risks associated with non-communicable chronic diseases. The Health Council will provide Programme oversight, and all reporting of the use of awarded funds and outcomes resulting from the funded initiatives will be made public.

The Health Council’s Chronic Disease Innovation Programme Year-End Report is now available!

For the period 1st June 2019 to 30th June 2020

Click Here to View Report


Submit a SUGGESTION if you have an idea for a programme/initiative that you believe should be supported by the fund, kindly submit under these basis:

  1. Does not fit within one of proposal categories listed to the right
  2. Falls within one of the proposal categories listed to the right but you are not interested in applying for funding to provide it but think it   should be an option
  3. You have a basic concept of and need assistance with developing the idea further
Click Here to View the Full List of Suggestions Submitted So Far

Submit a PROPOSAL if you have an idea that falls within one of the proposal categories and meets the investment requirements of the fund as described in GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE CHRONIC DISEASE INNOVATION FUND.

Current Proposal Categories 

  • Risk assessment/intervention
  • Disease management/treatment/prevention programmes
  • Interventions addressing social determinants of health
  • Support product/service for prevention/management/treatment

Before you apply:

Useful LinksSummary
Guide to Navigating the Chronic Disease Innovation FundDetails the structure, purpose and expectations of the Fund and Programme
Chronic Disease Innovation Programme TimelineProvides proposal submission deadlines and benefit start date.
Suggestion SummaryLists the suggestions submitted and accepted so far and provides comment on feasibility and selection for proposal invitations
Suggestion FormUsed to submit an idea that you feel should be supported by the Fund
Proposal FormUsed to submit a full proposal for support from the Fund to provide an initiative under the Programme


After you apply:

Useful LinksSummary
Summary of Proposals ReceivedSummary of all proposals submitted and the status of their review.
Scoring Rubric for ProposalsScoring criteria applied to all proposals by the Proposal Review Committee


Once your proposal has been approved:

Useful Links Summary
Funding Agreement Template
Agreement to be made between the fund administrator and the applicant about what to expect from each other before, during and after funding is provided.
Progress Report Template
Form used by the provider of the approved programme/benefit to submit reports on progress. Submission and acceptance of this form is required for payment to be made to the provider.
Early Termination Request FormForm used to request to terminate the agreement between the provider and the Fund administrator. Details of the implications of early termination of the agreement can be found in the Funding Agreement Template below.
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