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Community health grant winners announced

April 12, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER Four programs that make a positive impact on health have been chosen to receive grants from the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation's new Community Health Grant program.

The grants are designed to support improvement in four areas that have been identified as health needs in the communities served by Grundy County Memorial Hospital: chronic disease management, prevention, wellness and access to health care.

The Community Health Grant program awarded funds to Operation Threshold to help support its nest program, which targets at-risk families with group parenting education and health and nutrition education. A grant was also awarded to the Reinbeck Public Library to support its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which encourages reading to babies and toddlers to positively impact learning. Two grants were awarded to programming that addresses chronic disease. A free monthly class will be offered at Grundy County Memorial Hospital beginning in June to teach individuals with chronic disease tactics to manage their disease through food choices. The nutrition education will be offered free of charge monthly, focusing on managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

A final grant award is supporting a weight loss class, which will be taught at Grundy County Memorial Hospital and led by a hospital dietitian. The grant will make 'success rebates' possible for people who attend all sessions of a weight management class and meet their overall goal for healthy weight.

Grant information is available on the GCMH website: More information on the health care services available may also be found on the hospital's website.



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