Regional Community Health Grants Program Targeting Obesity and Health Literacy

Posted by on April 13, 2009

Aetna Foundation Announces Regional Community Health Grants Program Targeting Obesity and Health Literacy
Deadline: May 30, 2009 and November 1, 2009

Through its Regional Community Health Grants Program, the Aetna Foundation will award grants in support of philanthropic initiatives focused on fighting obesity and increasing health literacy in selected communities across the United States.

The obesity proposal category seeks to fund community-based health education, prevention, and early detection efforts aimed at fighting obesity. Health Literacy proposals must incorporate and/or demonstrate impact in one or more of the following: plain language approach to communications; public education and awareness programs; and/or training and education for health care professionals, staff, and patients. Only nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving specific markets/geographic areas are eligible to apply. Grant requests ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 will be considered. Grant application closing dates vary by geographic region. (Deadline for the Philadelphia region and South Jersey is May 30, 2009.)

The Aetna Foundation is also accepting applications for its Healthy Community Outreach Program. Awards will be granted to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations to support grassroots efforts that increase awareness of critical health initiatives through health walks, health fairs, and health education outreach. Grants of up to $25,000 will be considered. Funding decisions and notifications will be made throughout the year, with all notifications issued by November 1, 2009.

Visit the Aetna Web site for complete program guidelines, including a list of eligible geographic areas and deadlines.

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