American Lung Association in Delaware Announces 2020-2021 Delaware Division of Public Health Tobacco Prevention & Physical Activity & Nutrition Obesity (PANO) Mini-Grant Program Recipients

29 agencies were selected by a diverse team of community leaders to receive the funding

The American Lung Association in Delaware announces 29 recipients of the Delaware Division of Public Health Mini-Grants for 2020-2021. 

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-nine 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 goals for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (PANO).

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 (PANO):

  • 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 2020-2021 mini-grant recipients are:

  1. Afro-American Historical Society - New Castle County
  2. Mental Health Association in Delaware - Statewide
  3. Belleview Community Center - New Castle County
  4. Delaware State University - Kent County
  5. Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.- Kent County
  6. Police Athletic League of Wilmington - New Castle County
  7. Cancer Support Community Delaware - New Castle County
  8. First State Community Action Agency - Kent-Sussex Counties
  9. Claymont Boys and Girls Club - New Castle County
  10. W. Sussex Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
  11. Georgetown Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
  12. Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
  13. Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club - Sussex County
  14. Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club - New Castle County
  15. Sankofa Inner City Cultural League - Kent County
  16. CAMP Rehoboth - Sussex County
  17. Rose Hill Community Center - New Castle County
  18. University of Delaware 4H - Statewide
  19. Hilltop Lutheran Community Center - New Castle County
  20. Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association - Statewide
  21. Gloves Against Drugs Foundation - New Castle County
  22. City of Wilmington - New Castle County
  23. Global Youth HELP - Kent County
  24. Maranatha Life Changing Church - Kent County
  25. Network Connect - New Castle County
  26. Delaware Parent Association, Inc - Kent County
  27. Christiana Care Family Medical - New Castle County
  28. Tomaro’s CHANGE- New Castle County
  29. Claymont Community Center - New Castle County

For media interested in speaking with an expert about lung health, tobacco and tobacco produce use and tobacco policies, contact the American Lung Association in Delaware Communications Director Valerie Gleason at [email protected] or 717-971-1123.

For more information, contact:

Valerie Gleason
717-971-1123
[email protected]

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