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Mini Grants

The Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative (HEAL) is making a positive impact on county residents in targeted and neighboring communities. The HEAL Initiative is accomplishing this development through partnerships, consistent visibility and the provision of quality nutrition and physical fitness services and programs provided by community-based organizations. Through a competitive process, 11 community-based, including faith-based organizations, were selected to receive mini-grants (with a dollar value ranging from $30,000 to $50,000) to provide quality nutrition and/or physical fitness services to county residents. The strong commitments from community organizations will increase the accessibility, availability, and affordability of healthy foods in our targeted and neighboring areas. Services include food distribution, nutrition counseling, fitness programs, health screenings and nutrition training.

HEAL Community Partners and Summary Description of Mini-Grant Programs and Services
Organization Areas of Focus Program Overview Targeted Communities Prospective Participants Projected Reach of Participants
Fort Washington Medical Center Nutrition & Physical Fitness This project will assisting individuals in modifying lifestyle behaviors through regular exercise and healthier food choices. Fort Washington, Oxon Hill & Temple Hills Adults 50-75
Community Outreach and Development, CDC Nutrition & Physical Fitness Program will provide senior citizens and youth with physical fitness activities and healthy food services to support their independence and well-being. Capitol Heights Children & Seniors 100
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington Nutrition Catholic Charities SHARE Food Network will supplement distribution of healthy, affordable grocery packages with a series of lifestyle workshops (e.g., healthy cooking) that promote healthy behaviors.  Capitol Heights, Temple Hills, Oxon Hill & Hyattsville Adult 240
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Inc. Physical Fitness New Health Education and Wellness Screenings program seeks to improve the quality of life for residents facing significant economic and health challenges. Will partner with Adventist Healthcare to conduct a health fair and provide free monthly health education. Hyattsville & Fort Washington Adults 1,000
Engaged Community Offshoots, Inc. aka ECO City Farms Nutrition Partnered w/ University of Maryland's Nutrition and Integrative Health Program to develop a support network of community nutrition educators that will  provide hands-on trainings/events for healthy eating and active living. Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City & Edmonston Adults w/focus on Females, Expectant/New Mothers & seniors 125
Providence Health Foundation Nutrition & Physical Fitness "Living and Feeling Fabulous!" will be a fun and engaging program to improve the lifestyle habits of adults and children, through Eat Healthy, Be Active Workshops, exercise programs, health literature, and nutrition consultations.  Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Edmonston & Hyattsville Adults & Children Ages 6-17 1,150
Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute, Inc. Nutrition & Physical Fitness Program will promote sustainable health and improve the quality of life among 400 or more women in underserved communities. Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Edmonston & Hyattsville Adults 7,552
Community Builders LTD Nutrition & Physical Fitness Community Health & Nutrition Initiative involves training of youth health ambassadors to teach and develop media & interactive learning tools; conduct health & exercise activities for all ages, and teach nutrition in after-school programs and community events. Temple Hills & Oxon Hill Children & Adults  2,040 - Plus Community Outreach 
Capital Area Food Bank Nutrition Health Ambassadors Program series will provide its five-part, train-the-trainer workshop to develop agency leaders in primary nutrition education and health promotion capacity building. Bladensburg, Hyattsville, Fort Washington, Suitland, Capitol Heights & Temple Hills Adults 15 Agencies
Centro De Apoyo Familiar (CAF) Nutrition The Comida Sana-Vida Sana/Healthy Eating-Healthy Living program provides healthy eating education and access to healthy food and other resources, primarily among Latinos and other low income immigrant communities.  Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Suitland, Capitol Heights & Temple Hills Adults 675

 

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Funding for this Initiative has been made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, Community Transformation Grant for Small Communities (Grant Number 1H75DP004618-01).