2021 Healthy Living Mini-Grant
The results are in!
Congratulations to all of the 2021 Healthy Living Grant Awardees.
About this Grant Opportunity
The Healthy Living Mini-grant started in 2012 to support organizations in our community to make lasting health changes. We have updated this grant to encourage people to continue to create programs and complete projects in new and innovative ways. Virtual services and programs that foster healthy living are being used more now than ever.
Austin Public Health awards mini-grants of up to $2,500 for community projects every year.
This grant promotes healthy living in Austin and Travis County with projects that 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
You don’t need a grant writer to apply. The simple application and process are created to empower even the smallest organizations a chance to receive the funds they need to make a huge difference in reaching their health project goals. To make it even easier, Austin Public Health has a Mini-grant team that can help guide those that are new to grant writing and nervous about the process. Feel free to reach out by email [email protected] or phone (512) 972-5222 for more information. Look out for the next grant application opening at the end of October 2021.
Please click the link and join our Healthy ATX Facebook group to be the first to know about future Healthy Living Mini-Grants and other resources.
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 are 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].