DOVER, DE — The American Lung Association in Delaware announced 28 recipients of the Delaware Division of Public Health Mini-Grants for 2021-2022.
The mini-grant program was established to enable Delaware communities to develop their own tailor-made smoking education, prevention or cessation programs, incorporating Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (PANO) initiatives. It is estimated that these programs will educate more than 10,000 Delawareans annually about the dangers of tobacco use.
Twenty-eight agencies were selected by a diverse team of community leaders to receive the funding. The American Lung Association in Delaware manages the mini-grant program, made possible by the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention/PANO Community Contract, supported by the Delaware Health Fund.
Each recipient was required to address at least one goal for “A Plan for A Tobacco-free Delaware” AND at least one of the PANO goals.
The goals for “A Plan for A Tobacco-free Delaware” include:
- Prevent the initiation and use of tobacco and emerging products among Delawareans.
- Increase quitting and quit attempts among Delawareans who use tobacco products.
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, vapors and other emissions.
- Decrease the social acceptability of tobacco, e-cigarettes and emerging tobacco products.
- Strengthen and cultivate Delaware’s leadership in all levels in comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.
Goals for Physical Activity, Nutrition Promotion and Obesity Prevention:
- Increase access or opportunities for daily physical activity for children and families.
- Increase the number of organizations adopting policies and/or practices promoting federal nutritional guidelines and physical activity standards.
- Strengthen community or organization capacity to promote a healthy built environment, health in all policies, and health equity.
- Prevent obesity through increased knowledge, skills and behaviors of healthy eating and physical activity and its impact on chronic disease.
Mini-grant recipients are required to submit monthly reporting and attend two out of three “Technical Training Workshops.”
The 2021-2022 mini-grant recipients are:
- Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware, New Castle County
- Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc., Sussex County
- CAMP Rehoboth-Sussex County
- Claymont Boys and Girls Club, New Castle County
- Claymont Community Center, New Castle County
- Code Purple- Kent County
- Community Inspired Action, Sussex County
- Delaware 4H-Sussex County
- Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, Statewide
- Delaware Parents Association, Inc., Kent County
- Delaware State University, Kent County
- Duffy’s Hope, New Castle County
- First State Community Action Agency, Sussex County
- Georgetown Boys and Girls Club, Sussex County
- Gloves Against Drugs Foundation, New Castle County
- Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club of DE, Sussex County
- Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, New Castle County
- Inner City Cultural League, Kent County
- Lake Forest High School, Kent County
- Limen Recover & Wellness, New Castle County
- Maranatha Life Changing Church, Kent County
- Mental Health Association, New Castle County
- Network Connect, New Castle County
- Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club, Sussex County
- Police Athletic League, New Castle County
- Rose Hill Community Center, New Castle County
- The City of Wilmington, New Castle County
- W. Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Sussex County
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