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Health and Wellness

Dec 01 2017

The “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” grant promotes awareness of the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families to the library community.

Through the organization's annual giving campaign, grants will be awarded to projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new creative program or service; bring a successful already-existing program or service to their library; or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $5,000 are available.

Eligibility: Any type of library in the United States or Canada may apply.

Due Date: December 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://librariesandautism.org/grant/

 


Dec 01 2017

Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The American Heart Association, seeks to reach those populations most adversely affected by childhood obesity and has integrated a broad-based health equity approach. The Initiative seeks to make effective strategic investments in programs that engage equity partners and innovative strategies that will further the efforts of existing Voices for Healthy Kids campaigns, particularly by empowered engagement of priority populations most impacted by childhood obesity. Applications should support at least one of the following policy priority areas:

 

  • Healthy food financing initiatives—Support public funding to increase the amount of healthy food being offered in underserved communities.
  • SNAP—Support allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) recipients to use their benefits at the market and/or funding for programs that significantly increase SNAP benefits when used on fruits and vegetables.
  • Healthy food options for public places —Support healthy vending, service, and institutional food procurement policy on government property.
  • Healthy restaurant kids’ meals—Ensure all restaurant meals sold to children meet nutrition standards. Remove sugary drinks from all restaurant children’s meals.
  • Bike and pedestrian appropriations—Support state and local financing mechanisms that create equitable, long-term funding for bicycling and walking.
  • Complete streets— At the state and local level, require that all road construction and reconstruction create complete streets that are safe and convenient for diverse users and all modes of transportation.
  • Safe routes to school—Codify safe routes to school programs in state law and secure appropriations or Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) allocations for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.
  • Preemption – Support the repeal of language limiting the ability of municipalities to regulate, tax or otherwise enact legislation stronger than state law regarding issues related to the Voices for Healthy Kids policy agenda. Oppose legislation limiting the ability of municipalities to regulate, tax or otherwise enact legislation stronger than state law regarding issues related to Voices for Healthy Kids policy agenda.
  • Sugary drink warning labels – Require beverage manufacturers to either change their product labels and/ or marketing campaigns or adhere a label to the product at point of sale to highlight health issues related to overconsumption.
  • School foods—Increase the number of states that have statewide policies for schools to implement both federal competitive foods standards and the meal standards outlined in the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act
  • Physical activity and physical education—Promote more frequent, effective physical education in schools as the cornerstone of comprehensive physical activity before, during and after the school day. Address standards-based curriculum, appropriate professional development for teachers, teacher certification/ licensing, waivers/substitution, student assessment, and accountability. Support other physical activity opportunities including active transportation policy (Safe Routes to School), recess, classroom physical activity breaks, shared use policies, and intramural/club/varsity sports programs.
  • School marketing—Eliminate marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools.
  • Wellness policies—Establish state regulations to support and strengthen the local school wellness policy requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Support the creation and strengthening of school health councils.
  • Water access—Ensure water is free, clean and accessible in school and childcare settings.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act—Increase the number of states education accountability plans that include physical education as an indicator. Secure funding for physical education, health education and physical activity programs available through block grants to states under Title IV of ESSA.
  • Early care & education—Establish statewide nutrition, physical activity, sugary drink, and screen time standards for early childcare providers. Create recognition or designation program. Secure public funding for technical assistance. Eliminate marketing in child care settings.
  • Out-of-school time providers— Pursue policy change that requires out-of-school time programs to integrate Healthy Eating & Physical Activity (HEPA) standards into out-of-school time and/or child care licensing standards, rating systems, and programs such as recognition programs, accreditation programs, certification requirements. Secure public funding for technical assistance.

 

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $30,000 to $90,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations with experience in serving or working with communities of color and low-income communities.

Due Date:  September 6, 2017 and December 1, 2017 

For more information, visit: http://voicesforhealthykids.org/grant-opportunities/

 


Dec 15 2017

The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation awards grants related to patient breast care and medical education. The foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the standard of care for breast disease patients by providing support for medical and patient education; advancing breast disease research, diagnosis, and treatment technologies; and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for grants in the following priority areas:

•Education Grant: Grants will be awarded in support of projects that raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capacity of effective patient breast health education programs. Grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g., purchase of educational materials, brochure development, printing, etc.). The grant project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer education.

•Community Outreach: Grants will be awarded to community-based nonprofit organizations that provide education about breast health as well as screening to underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations. The project must target medically underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income areas, and the applicant organization must be a nonprofit with federal tax exemption.

•Conference Grant: Grants will be awarded in support of partnerships focused on educational meetings, conferences or symposia, with an emphasis on those that enhance interactions among the advocate, healthcare, and scientific communities. The content must focus on patient breast health or help further the body of knowledge related to research, diagnosis, treatment, education, and/or other issues related to breast cancer.

•Research Grant: Grants will be awarded to foster the research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project (e.g., providing support for ongoing projects, IRB submission fees, clinical research assistance, or statistical support). To be eligible, the project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $5,000 are available.

Eligibility:  Grant applications are not limited to American Society of Breast Surgery (ASBrS) members. ASBrS Board and Foundation Board members are eligible to submit grant applications and/or may assist others in submitting applications. Conference and Community Outreach grants are limited to submissions by nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

Due Date: December 15, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/grants-and-awards

 


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