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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Women’s Health

The awards made through this funding announcement must address National Women’s Health Week activities. NWHW is May 12-18, 2013. The nationwide initiative encourages women to make health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. During the week, families, communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and prevent disease. Some activities that could be funded include: sponsoring activities that promote healthy behaviors such as engaging in physical activity most days of the week; making healthy food choices; visiting a healthcare provider to receive regular check-ups; preventive screenings; education around hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C Virus (HCV); education for immunizations such as influenza and hepatitis A and B; and avoiding unhealthy behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seatbelt.

Proposed activities should take place between Sunday, May 12 and Saturday, May 18, 2013. However, proposed activities that would be conducted between May 1 and June 15, 2013 are acceptable. Examples of NWHW activities include: health workshops for women and girls, health walks, and health fairs. Resources are available on the NWHW website:

Deadline is October 25, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Please submit proposals in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:
JSI, ATTN: Jodie Albert, 1725 Blake Street, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80202

All funded events must be registered on

Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Health Advocate

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kids Run Grant

Kids Run the Nation Fund Grant

A total of $15,000 will be awarded in a combination of grants ranging from $500-$1,000. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running programs are eligible as well.  No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstance.  All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity. 
The application deadline for a Kids Run the Nation Grant is October 31, 2012.

Important criteria for receiving a grant include:

  • The running program should be more than just a one time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA youth running materials. The goal of the program is to have kids running regularly, at least once a week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in participation at a kids race.
  • The program may be a start-up program or a pre-existing program.
  • The program should not be gender specific but open for both girls and boys. The program may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, or economic status. The program may outline age groups and may place a minimum and maximum age for participation.
  • The program may focus on participation or may emphasize competition or a combination of both.
  • The running program has adopted policies and procedures that ensure the safety of the participants and outlines expectations of the program leaders including submitting to criminal background checks

Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Health Advocate

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weigh Less

Choose Less, Weigh Less obesity prevention public education campaign
October 4th at 10:30 a.m. in Grand Park at the Park Stage. 
The Park Stage is located in the park near the Hill Street. 

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will join Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding for the launch of "Choose Less, Weigh Less," a countywide obesity prevention public education campaign focusing on meal portion size reduction. The campaign, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Transformation Grant, will include ads on transit, radio, television, and other out-of-home media elements throughout Los Angeles County. 

Coinciding with the launch, DPH will release new countywide adult obesity data from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. Supplemental materials will include fact sheets and consumer resources on portion size reduction. Starting Oct. 4, you can find more information on portions at

If you are driving, public parking is available at the Grand Park in Lot 10 on Hill Street between First and Temple Streets and Lot 17 near Olive and First Streets (enter from Olive Street).

Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Health Advocate