Jupiter, FL – (December 6, 2017) –Healthier Jupiter, the community initiative founded to address health and quality of life issues starting with diabetes, recently awarded eight $2500 Mini Grants to deserving local not-for-profit and civic organizations. The goal of the Mini Grant Program is to engage the Greater Jupiter community in creating innovative approaches to diabetes prevention and management. The grants are funding pilot ideas that will improve our collective community health in one of three focus areas: increasing access to affordable healthier food choices; helping individuals become more physically active on a regular basis; or promoting awareness of diabetes risks and accessing necessary medical care. Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm HealthCare Foundation as part of its Healthier Together Initiative.
The eight organizations and their funded projects include the following. Connected Warriors, Inc. – “Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Military Veterans and Their Families,” Dream Chefs, Inc. – “Kids Can Cook!,” El Sol: Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center – “El Sol’s Passport to Health,” Els for Autism – “ERNIE ELS #GAMEON AUTISM ™ GOLF,” Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. – “Small Steps Great Parents: Nutrition and Diabetes Prevention Workshop for Pregnant Women, ” Jerry Thomas Elementary School, – “Jerry Thomas Water Bottle Refill Stations,” MyClinic – “Diabetes Care Coordination Triple Aim Initiative: Better Care, Better Health, Better Value,” and Palm Beach Harvest – “Healthy Harvest Family Gardens.” For more information on these projects please visit healthierjupiter.org or contact Healthier Jupiter Project Director, Carrie Browne.
Healthier Jupiter is grateful for the hard work of the panelists that reviewed this year’s grants; Peter Gloggner, Ken Grey A.P., D.O.M., Ilan Kaufer, Penny Masur, Rosemary Prince, M.D., F.A.A.P., Andrew Scibelli and Timothy Steigenga.
About Healthier Jupiter
Healthier Jupiter is a community initiative funded by Palm Healthcare Foundation. Headquartered at Jupiter Medical Center, Healthier Jupiter works in partnership with the Medical Center to address health and quality of life issues, with an emphasis on diabetes. Healthier Jupiter selected diabetes as its focus because promoting healthy lifestyles can lower the risk of the illness and its complications, as well as reduce the risk of many other chronic diseases. Healthier Jupiter is part of Palm Healthcare Foundation’s Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together is a long-term, place based funding approach designed to solve the community’s most complex healthcare issues, neighborhood by neighborhood.