Healthy Eating Active Living
2014 Healthy Eating, Active Living Mini-Grant Recipients Announced!
The Public Health Division of the Clackamas County Health, Housing, & Human Services (H3S) Department is announcing the 2014 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.
The following 10 organizations will receive $72,787 in grant funds:
- Clackamas County Children’s Commission – Provide yoga to Head Start children, families and staff to support access to physical activity that aids in the development of motor skills; $4,987
- Food Waves – Establish on-site garden for Colton Helping Hands Food Pantry and provide gardening and nutrition education; $7,482
- Holcomb PTA- Create ¼ mile loop trail at Holcomb Elementary School; $8,000
- Metropolitan Family Services – Encourage healthy transition to incoming Rowe Middle School students featuring school gardening, nutrition and healthy cooking, and physical activity education; $8,000
- Molalla Communities That Care- Install pathway and foot bridge providing safe pedestrian access to the local grocery store; $8,000
- Molalla River Academy- Create pedestrian trail and activity stations at Dickey Prairie School to increase school student and Dickey Prairie Communities’ participation in active play and physical activity; $8,000
- Northwest Family Services- Provide nutrition, food preparation, exercise and how to sustain healthy eating habits for a lifetime to youth at Alder Creek, Kraxberger, and Gardiner Middle Schools in Milwaukie; $8,000
- Oregon City Farmers Market- Provide kids age 5-12 cooking and nutritional education classes at the Saturday Oregon City Farmers Market; $4,318
- Parrott Creek Child and Family Services- Create an organic garden for residential program for 85 high risk teen boys who live in long and short-term care; $8,000
- Schoolyard Farms- Create outdoor kitchen and classroom and provide garden-education to Candy Lane Elementary School students; $8,000
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.
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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:
The third year of grantees for 2012-2013 are as follows:
2013 HEAL EngAGE Grant Recipeints
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.
For more information on the HEAL Grant Program and activities, please contact Kirsten Ingersoll, Community Engagement Coordinator at (503) 742-5954.