Grants available for
Women’s Health Week programming
(ATHENS, Ohio)—Community organizations
and agencies in 21 Southeastern Ohio
counties are eligible to receive between
$500 and $1,300 to plan and conduct
conferences, workshops, health fairs and
other events to promote the second
annual Ohio Women’s Health Week,
scheduled for May 1-15, 2010.
This year, the Area Health Education
Center (AHEC) at the Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)
will award at least four grants, each
between $500 and $1,300.
The Ohio Department of Health, in
partnership with the AHECs based at each
of the state’s seven medical colleges,
provides the funding for programs
focused on health issues for girls and
women ages 10 to 44. Potential topics
include prevention and wellness,
domestic violence, eating disorders and
reproductive health issues.
National Women’s Health Week empowers
women across the nation to get healthy
by taking action, according to the Ohio
Department of Health. The nationwide
initiative, coordinated by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services’
Office on Women’s Health, encourages
women to make their health a top
priority and take simple steps for a
longer, healthier and happier life.
Past recipients of the grants for
Women’s Health Week events include area
health departments, hospitals, schools
and My Sister’s Place, a local domestic
Organizations and agencies in the
following southeastern Ohio counties are
eligible for the grants: Athens,
Hocking, Perry, Morgan, Washington,
Muskingum, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey,
Belmont, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson,
Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Ross,
Pike, Scioto and Lawrence.
For information or for an application,
contact Tracy McKibben at 740-593-2292