The environments in which we live can have a great impact on our health. Safe streets and parks, cooperation among neighbors, and convenient access to supermarkets and public transportation all play a factor in our daily well-being.
To help create healthier living spaces for the people in Overlook Medical Center’s communities, the Atlantic Center for Population Health Sciences has created the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. This program provides funds and training opportunities to support neighborhood-based organizations, such as faith communities, social service agencies and grassroots groups in creating healthier spaces for their residents.
All grant proposals are due by June 16, 2014 and must:
- Target a single, clearly-defined neighborhood within a 10-mile radius of Overlook Medical Center
- Propose a project that has the potential to create healthier spaces
- Include significant involvement from neighborhood residents in all aspects of the project
- Work closely with a member of our Healthy Neighborhoods team
- Attend quarterly meetings with other recipients of Healthy Neighborhoods’ grants
- Track and report relevant data and fund usage
- Start the project by August 1, 2014 and complete within one year
The grant review process begins on July 1, 2014. Submitted applications must include the following information, each of which is graded and weighted evenly:
- Description of need – Why the project is needed and what it hopes to change
- Project description – What the project will accomplish and who will be responsible for each of its phases
- Outcomes – How success will be measured
- Budget – How the funds will be spent and if the project will be supplemented by other funding sources
Overlook Medical Center will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, May 27 at 11:00am that will cover the basic details of the application process and answer any applicant questions. Members of neighborhood-based organizations who are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for Funding