We are pleased to announce, as part of our promise to advance community health in Erie County, the recipients of our 2018 Community Promise Grants. These grants were awarded to community nonprofits for health and self-sufficiency programs and initiatives. We look forward to seeing the amazing work that each of these organizations have planned!
Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Spirit — fighting childhood obesity through a comprehensive health and wellness program that will develop lifelong healthy habits in children ages 5 through 17.
Community Health Care Advocacy Project — expanding wellness services for seniors through nutrition assessment, individualized health services, and opportunities to maintain independence.
Growing Smiles of Erie County — increasing access to preventive dental care and continuity of dental care through mobile dental clinics for low-income families.
MOVE Even Further (Making Opportunities for Volunteerism and Exploration) — enabling people with disabilities to volunteer in the community in meaningful and effective ways.
Aquatics Literacy Program — teaching middle school students necessary swimming skills and water safety in order to prevent drowning while encouraging fitness and use of local environmental and manmade swimming resources.
Is it too expensive to eat healthy foods? — providing hands-on cooking lessons and nutritional education for parents of children in order to teach families how to prepare healthy meals on a low-income budget.
Train and Play — developing youth through a basketball league and a mentoring/assistant coaching program that engages students’ bodies, minds, and families.
Wellness Connection — using a health navigator to serve homeless and underserved adults by addressing barriers to self-sufficiency.
Double Up Against Diabetes — Preventing type 2 diabetes in seniors through in-depth prevention education and exercise opportunities.
Refugee Health and Wellness Program — offering refugees education in their native languages on navigating the health care system, preventing disease, treating common illnesses, and navigating public transportation.
Center City Neighborhood Renewal — building a Neighborhood Resource House and community park to promote growth in a center-city neighborhood with higher crime, higher poverty, and lower educational attainment than the rest of Erie.
Emergency Portable Radio Purchase — purchasing portables radios and equipment for emergency situations across the entire county beyond their current technology’s reach.