Thursday, June 24, 2010
Health Care Foundation gets grant
The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi in Tupelo has been awarded a grant of $151,968 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide health education services for 12 counties throughout North Mississippi, including Marshall.
“Our youth face many tough challenges today, and these funds will help ensure that our children have the resources and skills necessary to overcome these obstacles,” Congressman Travis Childers said. “ARC’s grant represents a significant investment in the health of children in North Mississippi. Teaching our children about healthy eating, exercise, and illness management is the first step in becoming a healthier society.”
The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi will provide health education services for more than 5,000 third- through fifth-graders in the region’s most economically distressed counties (Benton, Chickasaw, Clay, Kemper, Marshall, Montgomery, Noxubee, Panola, Webster, Winston and Yalobusha).
The project is expected to result in increased student knowledge of nutrition and fitness issues, and long term decreases in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
During two academic years, the program will transport approximately 5,000 students to the HealthWorks! health education center in Tupelo for educational programs. To reinforce health promotion messages, HealthWorks! educators will provide follow-up sessions in the participating schools.
In addition to the ARC funds, the grantee will provide $37,992 in matching resources. The project’s total cost will be $189,960.
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