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Published on January 19, 2018
Crow Wing Energized awarded over $65,0000 in Healthy Community Grants in 2017 to support efforts moving the local community to a place where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Grant recipients included:
Crow Wing Energized is now accepting grant applications for 2018 Healthy Community Grants. Organization criteria for applying includes serving or being located within Crow Wing County, including but not limited to: neighborhood, youth, or environmental groups; faith-based organizations; health care organizations; civic or citizens’ associations; economic development agencies; local government entities; local businesses; school districts and other similar groups. Applicants are not required to be incorporated 501(c)3 organizations.Applicant projects need to align with the Crow Wing Energized guiding principles as well as Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) SHIP’s financial guide: • Creating and sustaining a united approach to improving health and wellness in Crow Wing County.• Collaboration toward solutions with multiple stakeholders (e.g. schools, worksites, medical centers) to improve community engagement and commitment focused on improving community health.• Being anchored in evidence-based efforts around the greatest community good that can be achieved through available resources.The Healthy Community Grants are made available through Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funding that was awarded to Crow Wing Energized. Grant applications are reviewed by the Crow Wing Energized Community Leadership Team and Goal Groups:
Healthy Choices goal group develops sustainable strategies and encourages healthy choices by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing active living opportunities, and helping to promote and support the healthy environments.
Mental Fitness goal group encourages and equips citizens in achieving and maintaining mental fitness by building networks throughout the county for achieving resilience, increasing the practice of intentional choices to help reduce stress and anxiety, and educating our communities to increase the knowledge of mental fitness so it will help to make positive choices regarding their overall health.
Workplace Wellness goal group helps to create a healthy and energized workforce by increasing employee satisfaction, maximizing productivity, minimizing absenteeism, and helping to reduce health care costs.
Apply for a 2018 Healthy Communities Grant by visiting: http://crowwingenergized.org/resources. Qualifying grants are provided on a first come basis. Application deadlines for Healthy Community grants are:
January 26, 2018February 23, 2018March 27, 2018
Crow Wing Energized is a grassroots community movement led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County Community Services to improve health and wellness in the community by making healthy choices essential. To learn more about Crow Wing Energized and what it’s community partners are currently doing, please contact Cassie Carey, Crow Wing Energized Coordinator at Cassie.Carey@crowwingenergized.org or 218-828-7443.
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