Worcester County Health Department Announces Availability of Mini Grants to Support Diabetes Prevention and Management

Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting proposals to address diabetes prevention and management in Worcester County as a result of receiving funding from the State of Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to address diabetes in the county. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. 

Projects should address activities included in the State of Maryland Diabetes Action Plan. Strategies may include activities designed to help keep people at a healthy body weight; to assist those who are overweight/obese with weight loss/weight management; to link those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or those with a history of gestational diabetes with diabetes prevention programs; and/or to connect those who have been diagnosed with diabetes with self-management and education programs.

Applications must be returned to the health department by May 14, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens and representatives from the Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after May 27, 2021. A total of $10,000 is available with individual awards of up to $5,000 per funded organization. For more information or to request an application packet, please call Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.

Visit applicationpacket.com to download your application.