American Lung Association in Delaware Announces 2020-2021 Delaware Division of Public Health Tobacco Prevention & Physical Activity & Nutrition Obesity (PANO) Mini-Grant Program Recipients29 agencies were selected by a diverse team of community leaders to receive the funding
DOVER, DE | October 2, 2020
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:
- Afro-American Historical Society - New Castle County
- Mental Health Association in Delaware - Statewide
- Belleview Community Center - New Castle County
- Delaware State University - Kent County
- Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.- Kent County
- Police Athletic League of Wilmington - New Castle County
- Cancer Support Community Delaware - New Castle County
- First State Community Action Agency - Kent-Sussex Counties
- Claymont Boys and Girls Club - New Castle County
- W. Sussex Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
- Georgetown Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
- Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club - Sussex County
- Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club - Sussex County
- Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club - New Castle County
- Sankofa Inner City Cultural League - Kent County
- CAMP Rehoboth - Sussex County
- Rose Hill Community Center - New Castle County
- University of Delaware 4H - Statewide
- Hilltop Lutheran Community Center - New Castle County
- Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association - Statewide
- Gloves Against Drugs Foundation - New Castle County
- City of Wilmington - New Castle County
- Global Youth HELP - Kent County
- Maranatha Life Changing Church - Kent County
- Network Connect - New Castle County
- Delaware Parent Association, Inc - Kent County
- Christiana Care Family Medical - New Castle County
- Tomaro’s CHANGE- New Castle County
- 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.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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