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Deadline: October 3, 2014

Con Alma Health Foundation: Healthy People, Healthy Places

The Healthy People, Healthy Places (HPHP) initiative recognizes that many organizations and communities in New Mexico are currently working to advance health and health equity. HPHP is specifically focused on efforts to promote health and equity through built environment and/or food access policy. HPHP Mini-Grants will provide resources to community-based nonprofits and organizations to support innovative and creative strategies that seek to increase and enhance the participation, engagement and knowledge of a wide range of community stakeholders related to HPHP project goals and objectives:

Goal 1: Promote health and advance health equity by increasing equitable Built Environment and Food Access Policy into all strategies with a focus on low-income communities, rural communities, and communities of color. Objectives include:

  • Insure that representatives of target communities have an active role in policy development and environmental changes.
  • Focus on policy and environmental changes strategies.
  • Increase capacity for incorporating built environment into policy-making via a comprehensive understanding of how built environment impacts health & equity.
  • Create non-traditional partnerships and collaborations in order to effectively create policy and environmental changes and leverage expertise, connections, and funding.
  • Increase and support cross-sector and cross-field collaborations.

Goal 2: Support for preservation and enhancement of cultural and spiritual assets. Objectives include:

  • Increase support for locally grown and culturally significant foods.
  • Increase support for the preservation of agricultural traditions.
  • Increase intergenerational engagement of our elders and indigenous people (along with children and families) sharing cultural and traditional practices and knowledge related to health and equity.
  • Increase engagement of local and indigenous community members in leadership roles and decision-making related to health/food policy and equity strategies.

Amount: Local projects may apply for $5,000-$7,000 in grant funds; Regional or statewide projects may apply for $7,000-$12,000 in grant funds.

Eligibility: 501 (c)3 nonprofit organizations that work in the state of New Mexico.

Link: http://conalma.org/resources_list/healthy-people-healthy-places-phase-3-mini-grant-guidelines/

Note: A webinar will be held on September 9 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. MST. Register for the webinar here: http://conalma.org/event/healthy-people-healthy-places-phase-3-mini-grant-pre-proposal-webinar/

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