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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Healthy Living Grants

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Grants to Combat Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has announced the availability of grants for community organizations working to provide educational programming that addresses the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

The Healthy Living Grants program awards funds to grassroots health education programs that promote healthy lifestyles and improve well-being at the community level. The program has supported nonprofit organizations in teaching young people about nutrition, physical fitness, and violence prevention. In 2012, the program will focus on supporting medical organizations with prescription medication safety projects that reach children and youth between the ages of 2 and 21.

Medical organizations (defined as hospitals, free clinics, public health departments, medical schools, and/or nonprofit organizations) are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofits, schools, and government entities . In previous years, prescription safety Healthy Living Grants have funded youth-led social media campaigns, parental toolkits and workshops, and age-appropriate e-learning modules.

The program will award $8,000 grants to approximately twenty-five medical organizations.

Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Health Advocate

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