2019 Chronic Disease Prevention Mini-Grant
Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease and diabetes make up nearly three out of five deaths in Travis County.
The good news is that active living, healthy eating, and not using tobacco can help prevent chronic disease. Austin Public Health funds projects to prevent chronic disease in Austin and Travis County. 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 African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American).
Projects should focus on one (or more) of these topics:
- Active living
- Tobacco-free living
- Healthy eating
- Community gardens
- Healthy food pantries
- Breastfeeding support
Please click here for an overview of the mini-grant, eligibility, and application scoring information.
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 preventative services for Austin, TX. Austin Public Health has created an interactive web application that displays the 500 Cities data for Austin as well was 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, the University of Texas, and city, county, and state government.
Join us! Meetings are held quarterly from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Carver Library, at 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702. Please see below for 2019 coalition meeting dates.
- Monday, February 11
- Monday, May 20
- Monday, August 19
- Monday, November 4
Learn more. For more information about the Coalition, or to join, contact Estephanie Olivares, Austin Public Health Program Coordinator, at 512-972-6769, or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stepping On Program
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 schedule a Stepping On for falls prevention series at your site, please contact Denise Geleitsmann at 512-972-5120 or email@example.com.