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Grant Opportunities


 
Assessing and Reducing the Prevalence of Obesity in Children and Adolescents with Disabilities

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In the midst of an already serious national obesity epidemic, children and adolescents with disabilities are 38 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.* Children and adolescents with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations and fitness and recreation programs that are inaccessible or not inclusive of children and adolescents with disabilities. The local health department (LHD) selected for this grant will investigate and assess the prevalence of obesity in children with disabilities in their community and develop and implement an action plan to reduce the rate of childhood obesity specifically for children with disabilities. The selected LHD will also be asked to summarize lessons learned, tools used, and tips and strategies for success for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 
Promoting Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

The application period has closed.

While the nation faces a serious obesity epidemic, adults with disabilities are 58 percent more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers.* People with disabilities face unique challenges to maintaining a healthy weight, including physical limitations, inaccessible fitness activities, and limited healthy eating choices and exercise options. Local health departments (LHDs) can enhance existing programs for health promotion by expanding to include people with disabilities. The LHD selected for this grant will partner with local stakeholders to provide an evidence-based training curriculum to people with disabilities in the community. The selected LHD will be asked to monitor short-term outcomes for attendees, as well as to provide a comprehensive review with lessons learned and tools for distribution to other LHDs. This initiative is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 
Questions

If you have questions after reviewing the materials above, please contact Sarah Yates.