Friday, June 24, 2011

HHS announces availability of $10 million in wellness grant funds

On June 23rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $10 million in Affordable Care Act funds to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs. According to the press release, the initiative is aimed at improving workplace environments so that they support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

Organizations interested in submitting proposals for grant funds for their workplace can find more information at http://www.fbo.gov/, specifically at the Comprehensive Health Programs to Address Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco Use in the Workplace page.  The application deadline is August 8, 2011. 

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