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Monday, September 10, 2012

Grants for Health

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) program aims to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies. This program most closely supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity. HTPC funding supports direct service projects. The intent of HTPC grants are: 1) to support the development of family-centered, community-based initiatives that plan and implement innovative and cost-effective approaches for focusing resources to promote community defined preventive child health and developmental objectives for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services; 2) foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses, and families; 3) involve pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals in community-based service programs; and 4) build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs. HTPC encourages the use of innovative health information technology to increase access to a wide variety of stakeholders in communities. This community based program brings innovative services to communities as determined by local needs assessments. Bright Futures Guidelines can be found at http://www.brightfutures.aap.org  Click link here

Healthy School Makeover 

To enter please submit a short video (3 min. max) explaining why YOUR school needs a “healthy school makeover” and how you will commit to improving the healthy living of your students.
Videos must be submitted by a school teacher or administrator (see official rules) but can contain contributions from students and/or community members as well.
Prize Details
One lucky K-12 school will win a comprehensive Healthy School Makeover worth up to $45k! Package includes:
*SPARK: SPARK Curriculum and Training package
*Sportime: Equipment package aligned with SPARK program
*Healthy Kids Challenge: “Balance My Day” nutrition curriculum package and training
*AAHPERD/NASPE: Customized Lets Move in School training package
*Skillastics: Two Let’s Move in School Skillastics packages and training
*Healthy Lifestyle Choices: HLC Curriculum and Training package
*GenMove: Equipment, programming and training package
*The First Tee: The First Tee National School Program curriculum, training and equipment
*Polar: Polar Active classroom pack
*ANNIKA Foundation: Annika Sorenstam to present grand prize to winner
Contest Starts
August 27, 2012 @ 01:00 am (PDT)
Contest Ends
October 31, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)
Need more Details?
Read the Official Rules

Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Health Advocate

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