Somerset County - 3 Grants

Grantee Organization: Somerset Health Department
Grant and Amount: 17-011 ($130,000) 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant Project Description: Thisvtwo-year grant, expanding on an existing CHRC grant, will support the following activities to address obesity and promote food security: nutritional home visiting program; nutrition education in the schools; garden fresh produce distribution; and transformation of abandoned asphalt slabs into "Fitness Towns".
Organization Contact Information: http://somersethealth.org/


Grantee Organization: Somerset Health Department
Grant and Amount: 14-020 ($300,000) 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant provides support for a public outreach campaign that will build community awareness and support for healthy lifestyle choices to reduce rates of childhood obesity in Somerset County. Grant funds are being utilized to create new after-school opportunities for physical activity and will help to expand access to affordable healthy food options, and provide home visitation and health coaching for youths between the ages of 4 and 18 deemed at highest risk of obesity by their health care provider.
Organization Contact Information: http://somersethealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Somerset Health Department
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount:  09-017 ($400,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant provided support for the integration of services for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The program provided assessment and counseling services to individuals who have addictions and mental health related issues through a collaborative approach with three mental health treatment agencies: Eastern Shore Psychological, Maple Shade, and Lower Counties Community Services. Grant funds were utilized to support costs for tele-psychiatry services. This program served 518 individuals and provided them with 8,221 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://somersethealth.org/​​