Grant Alert: Grants for Innovative Programs to Address Childhood Obesity
The Safeway Foundation is partnering with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to develop community and clinic-based programs designed to reduce the burden of childhood obesity. The program seeks to fund nonprofit organizations with innovative programs to address childhood obesity.
The goals of the program are to empower innovative programs to expand and enhance services, increase capacity, and/or incorporate new strategies to support healthy body weights among children and/or adolescents; evaluate the impact of existing programs; and identify promising approaches that could be replicated, adapted, and implemented in diverse communities nationwide.
The Safeway/CHRCO funding partnership is open to a wide variety of research projects with the potential to prevent and/or treat childhood obesity in communities and medical centers throughout the United States. Preference will be given to proposals that can be implemented and sustained within a community or medical center for little additional cost. Preference also will be given to organizations working in communities where Safeway stores are present.
Interest areas include but are not limited to clinic-community partnerships that create opportunities for children to be physically active; targeted education programs that encourage healthy snacks in children and/or adolescents; school-clinic partnerships that enhance healthy eating and active living in the school environment; and family programs that demonstrate health-supporting activities for children and/or adolescents.
Applications are due May 15, 2012. Find out more about this funding opportunity in the link below.