2021 Healthy Living Mini-Grant
The application period is now closed for this year. Awardees will be notified by February 8, 2021.
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Chronic Disease accounts for more than half of deaths in Travis County.
The good news is that healthy eating, physical activity, and living tobacco-free can help prevent chronic disease. It is more important than ever to prevent and manage chronic disease. Grants can be up to $2500 with a focus on making a lasting change.
Projects should address health disparities by reaching people who face higher rates of chronic disease (such as people with lower incomes, and people who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, or Indigenous).
Projects should focus on one (or more) of these topics:
- Active Living (Physical Activity)
- Tobacco-free Living
- Healthy Eating
- Community Gardens
- Healthy Food Access
- Breastfeeding Support
- Overall Wellness
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Austin and Travis County Active Living Plan
Austin Public Health has created Austin and Travis County’s first-ever Active Living Plan (ALP). An ALP is a working document designed to increase physical activity in our community. Now more than ever, we see the importance of integrating active living in our daily life. As physical activity is a part of many sectors, the plan focuses on the following nine: Business and Industry; Community, Recreation, Fitness and Parks; Education; Faith-Based Settings; Healthcare; Mass Media; Public Health; Sport; Transportation, Land Use and Community Design. The plan aims to improve the quality of life for all and is being approached with a health equity lens.
In developing the plan, we engaged the community throughout the process through one-on-one interviews and holding a large stakeholder meeting. We have also asked the residents of Austin and Travis County to give us feedback on the recommendations to help us ensure the Austin and Travis County Active Living Plan is inclusive and meaningful to our community.
Please take some time to read the plan recommendations and/or the executive summary on SpeakUp Austin.
500 Cities: Local data for Austin
The 500 Cities Project collects data on a census tract-level basis on health measures related to chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive services for Austin, TX. Austin Public Health has created an interactive web application that displays the 500 Cities data for Austin as well as additional demographic and community asset data. Click here to view the application.
Central Texas Diabetes Coalition
The Central Texas Diabetes Coalition is a grassroots organization with a diverse membership. Participation is open to all organizations and individuals with an interest in diabetes prevention and control. Current participants include community-based organizations, clinics, schools, and city, county, and state government.
Join us! Meetings will be held virtually in 2021. For more information about the Coalition, or for information on upcoming meetings, contact Stephanie Helfman, Austin Public Health Program Manager, at 512-972-5222, or send an email at [email protected]
Stepping On Program
The program has been suspended until further notice to ensure the safety of all potential participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Stepping On for falls prevention program is a free, evidence-based, licensed program, provided via one 2-hour workshop per week for 7-weeks, with one 3-hour booster class.
The program is a free service provided by different community partner sites in Austin and/or Travis County, through Austin Pubic Health-Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
To discuss a Stepping On for fall prevention series at your site once the program resumes, please contact Denise Geleitsmann at 512-972-5120 or [email protected].