DHSS Press Release
|Date: November 5, 2001
|Vincent P. Meconi, Secretary
Allison Taylor Levine, Communication Director
(302) 255-9037, Pager (302) 247-8523
|Contact: Heidi Truschel-Light
Phone: (302) 744-4907
Pager: (302) 247-1560
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES MINI GRANT AWARDS
Delaware Health and Social Services' (DHSS) Division of Public Health (DPH) announces mini-grant awards to 12 New Castle County community-based agencies that incorporate Healthy Delaware 2010 objectives into health programs.
Award recipients are Graham Senior Center, Peoples Settlement Association, City of Wilmington's Department of Youth and Families, Clarence Fraim Senior Center, Claymore Senior Center, Christiana Care's Caring for Claymont, Kingswood Community Center's Project Stay Free, Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club, H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club, Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware Center for Horticulture, and the Latin American Community Center.
The mini-grants, which provide up to $2,500, were awarded to programs that address tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, access to health care, and alcohol and drug use. Creative programming included a community garden education program to promote vegetable consumption and physical activity, youth developing their own presentations on the harmful effects of tobacco to deliver at community meetings and tai chi for older adults.
Healthy Delaware 2010 represents a vision and action agenda for improving the health of all Delawareans. Healthy Delaware 2010 focuses on the healthy lifestyle choices and other factors that keep us healthy. A copy of the complete Healthy Delaware 2010 document can be viewed at www.healthydelaware.com.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.