The Wichita-based Kansas Health Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $2 million to nonprofit organizations working to advance healthy eating, active living, and tobacco prevention initiatives in the state.
Grants of up to $100,000 were awarded in support of twenty-two initiatives focused on bringing about policies, systems, and environmental interventions with the potential to benefit a broad population. Recipients include Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Children's Mercy Hospital, Harvesters – The Community Food Network, and the University of Kansas Center for Research.
"Providing funding to organizations poised to make an impact on major health issues like obesity and tobacco use is crucial to our work and the overall health landscape in Kansas," said Jeff Willett, vice president for programs at the foundation. "These are health problems that affect the lives of many Kansans and are increasingly concentrated among Kansans of lower socioeconomic status, further compounding health and economic disparities in our state."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Kansas Health Foundation Web site.