Healthy Eating Active Living
2013 HEAL EngAGE Grant Recipients Announced!
The Public Health and Social Service Divisions of the Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services are announcing the 2013 Healthy Eating Active Living/engAGE grant recipients. The Healthy Eating, Active Living grants program provides funding to prevent chronic disease by increasing long-term access to active lifestyle and healthy eating for Clackamas County residents, reduce the prevalence of chronic disease, and to empower residents to take steps toward improvement of their health. The HEAL grants program recognizes the engAGE in Community’s initiative focusing on age-friendly access to resources.
The following 2 organizations will receive $26,300 in grant funds:
- Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School – Middle School students will engage the community to increase access to fresh organic produce and enhance intergenerational understanding by providing local produce to seniors in the community who may be experiencing food scarcity; $15,000
- Oregon Health Sciences University Thinkfirst Oregon; Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program – Expand active lifestyle of seniors (65 and older) through fall prevention program that encourages increased activity and exercise, provides a platform for increased socialization, and promotes safe pedestrian practices; $11,300
For a PDF version of the 2014 HEAL EngAGE Grantee Annoucement, click here
2014 HEAL Grants: now accepting applications!
Grant funding is now available for 2014 Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) projects to promote a healthier Clackamas County.
The Clackamas County Public Health Division is seeking applications for community-based projects that increase access to healthy foods and promote physical activity. This program will provide grantees with one-time funding to launch community projects for the continuation of the County’s Roadmap to Healthy Communities initiative.
Grants of up to $8,000 (total available $70,000) will be awarded to develop or enhance projects that build wellness supports to help prevent chronic disease by increasing long-term access to active lifestyle and healthy eating for county residents where they work, live and play. Projects must take place in, and benefit the residents of, Clackamas County. All grant applications are due by 5:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Deadline is firm.
Click links below to access HEAL Grant application materials:
- 2014 HEAL Grant RFA
- 2014 HEAL Grant Instructions
- 2014 HEAL Grant Application
- HEAL Grant Reporting Guidelines
2013 HEAL Grant Recipients Announced
Clackamas County Public Health is announcing the 2013 Healthy Eating, Active Living mini-grant recipients. The Healthy Eating, Active Living grants program provides funding to prevent chronic disease by increasing long-term access to active lifestyle and healthy eating for Clackamas County residents, reduce the prevalence of chronic disease, and to empower residents to take steps toward improvement of their health.
To see a list of the 13 organizations who will receive $99,936 in grant funds, please click the link below:
HEAL Grants highlighted in local newspaper.
What is the HEAL Grant Program?
Clackamas County works to maintain the health of our community through funding health improvement projects with our partners throughout the county. The HEAL program provides grants for projects throughout the county that promote an active lifestyle and healthier food choices. HEAL grants of up to $8,000 are regularly made available for projects promoting healthy eating and active living. Grantees provided in-kind donations in support of their grant funds.
HEAL Documentary: The HEAL documentary follows several HEAL grant projects through completion and highlights how communities can be empowered through access to healthy food and active lifestyle opportunities.
How was the HEAL Grant Program created?
The HEAL grant program was created to make the Roadmap to Healthy Communities project a reality. The Roadmap Project is a community participation process, completed in 2009 (and since updated in 2012) that engaged members of our community in conversations about health, and helped county residents work together to plan for a healthier Clackamas County. During this process, the Public Health Division asked thousands of residents, “What makes a healthy community?” A group of Community Advisors working with Public Health Division staff used the opinions and information gathered, along with other data about Clackamas County and its residents, to recommend a plan — or roadmap — for the next several years.
With this as a backdrop, the Roadmap’s Community Advisors decided that the topic of healthy eating and active living represents the area of greatest need and opportunity for making the goals of the Roadmap a reality. To support this effort, the Public Health Division funded a small grants program to help community based efforts to improve the health of our county.
What projects has the HEAL Grant Program funded?
Grant recipeients and annual report on HEAL Grant projects for 2010-2011:
Following a successful first year, the second year of grantees for 2011-12 are as follows:
For more information on the HEAL Grant Program and activities, please contact Kirsten Ingersoll, Community Engagement Coordinator at (503) 742-5954.