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Worcester County Health Department Announces Availability of Mini Grants to Support Diabetes Prevention and Management

 

Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting proposals to address diabetes prevention and management in Worcester County as a result of receiving funding from the State of Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to address diabetes in the county. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

Projects should address activities included in the State of Maryland Diabetes Action Plan. Strategies may include activities designed to help keep people at a healthy body weight; to assist those who are overweight/obese with weight loss/weight management; to link those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or those with a history of gestational diabetes with diabetes prevention programs; and/or to connect those who have been diagnosed with diabetes with self-management and education programs. 

A virtual mini-grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 via Google Meet. If you plan to attend this orientation session, please email Crystal Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call her at 410-632-1100 extension 1108.

Applications must be returned to the health department by January 15, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens and representatives from the Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after February 15, 2021. A total of $25,000 is available with individual awards of up to $5,000 per funded organization.  For more information or to request an application packet, please call Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.

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