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For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Community Health Promotion Manager
Washtenaw County Health Department
Building Healthy Communities
Washtenaw County organizations awarded grants to promote healthy eating
YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb. 11, 2020 – Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to announce a total of $30,000 in grant funding for three community projects that are helping improve access to, and consumption of, healthy foods.
The Health Department awarded the funding through its Building Healthy Communities program. Building Healthy Communities creates policy, system, and environment changes that support physical activity and healthy eating. The program aims to reduce cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other chronic conditions.
“We are incredibly excited to support our local partners and work together to build foundations for all residents to live healthy lifestyles,” says Tedi Milgrom, MPH, health promotion coordinator with Washtenaw County Health Department. “These projects align with our work to support health equity by engaging residents and investing resources where most needed in Washtenaw County.”
Funding was awarded to Food Gatherers, Growing Hope, and the Farm at St. Joe’s for the following projects:
This funding is through Washtenaw County Health Department’s Building Healthy Communities program. Building Healthy Communities creates policy, system, and environment changes that support physical activity and healthy eating. The program is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and aims to reduce cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other chronic conditions. Washtenaw County Health Department works with partners and residents to implement local projects where they are most needed and can be most effective.
Washtenaw County Health DepartmentThe Washtenaw County Health Department promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury in our community. Our mission is to assure, in partnership with the community, the conditions necessary for people to live healthy lives through prevention and protection programs.
The Washtenaw County Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board and maintains state accreditation though the Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services. Visit us at washtenaw.org/health or call 734-544-6700.