Programs & Activities
Healthy Communities Grants
Current Healthy Communities Grantees are entering the second year of implementation (2011-2014). Pooled funds from the management team (Tobacco Free Nebraska, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Nutrition and Activity for Health Program, Preventative Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Injury Prevention and Control Program, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Community and Rural Health) have provided grant opportunities for local health departments (LHDs) to implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies specific to state plan indicators from all the various partners.
The Office of Community and Rural Health works every five years with the LHDs to complete a community assessment and prioritization process called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). Each participating LHD writes an intervention plan on one of their priorities; then receives funding through the Healthy Communities grants from pooled funding. Each department is required to use evidence-based strategies or promising practices to work to change policies, systems and/or environments. The LHDs are currently or have completed their second round of the MAPP process and have established new community health priorities.
To learn more about your local health department Healthy Communities Grant click on the links below:
For more information, contact the NAFH staff at (402) 471-2101.
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