Worcester Health Seeking Tobacco Cessation Proposals PDF Print E-mail
Worcester Health: New funding is available for community tobacco cessation projects
 
Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation and education proposals from county entities. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. The Cigarette Restitution Fund, by way of WCHD and Maryland Department of Health, will provide grant funding for approved projects. 
 
“These mini-grants are an opportunity to support community driven initiatives to prevent and reduce tobacco and nicotine use in our county,” said Kat Gunby, Director of Prevention Services at Worcester County Health Department. “We especially want to encourage projects that prevent use among youth, promote cessation among minorities, and support tobacco compliance at area retailers.”
 
Projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health related activities. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking, or environmental change strategies.
 
 A mini-grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill.
 
Applications must be returned to the health department by September 26, 2017 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after October 3, 2017 ranging from $500-$2,000.  For more information or to request an application packet, please call Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-0056. 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:43
 
 

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