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HealthPath Awards Grants in the Northeast Ohio Region

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio awards grants for healthy lifestyle and aging initiatives to Northeast Ohio agencies.

THE HEALTHPATH FOUNDATION OF OHIO AWARDS 2018 GRANTS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, AGING
INITIATIVES TO NORTHEAST OHIO AGENCIES

CINCINNATI (May 24, 2018) - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $30,000 in grants to four organizations dedicated to improving community health in northeast Ohio. The grants are part of HealthPath’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 22 grants this year totaling more than $155,057 to Ohio nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used over a two-year period.

“We recognize that changes in health and healthy behaviors depend on solutions built upon the strengths and needs of the individuals living in the community,” said Eric DeWald, president of HealthPath. “The Community Connections initiative was designed to do just that, and we are proud to partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”

The 2018 grantees serving the northeast Ohio region (each receiving a $7,500 grant) include:

  • Holmes County General Health District (serving Holmes County): The Getting Active Staying Strong Project will provide adults ages 65 and over an opportunity to engage in safe physical activity while in an outdoor setting, promoting an increase in strength and endurance, and a decrease in chronic health issues.
  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (serving Mahoning County): Safety and fitness programming will be instituted at Youngstown’s Summer Day Camps at six city playgrounds in conjunction with the Safe Routes to School program.
  • The Salvation Army - Canton, Ohio (serving Stark County): The Seniors Program at The Salvation Army of Canton, Ohio, offers adults ages 55 and older the opportunity to socialize, learn and stay active in a safe environment where they receive a healthy meal and support.
  • Family & Community Services Inc. (serving Trumbull County): SCOPE Senior Services 'Travelling Pantry' provides free basic groceries and fresh foods delivered by volunteers to homebound and shut-ins located in the food deserts of the City of Warren located in Trumbull County, Ohio.

Since the Community Connections program began in 2012, HealthPath has awarded more than$1.45 million through 176 grants to organizations throughout Ohio.

For more information or for a full list of 2018 grantees, visit www.healthpathohio.org.

About The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) is committed to helping all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth or circumstances, achieve their fullest health potential. HealthPath works within a 36-county region to achieve the results of Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans and Safe Elders. Since 1999, HealthPath has invested more than $18 million in community projects that address health issues faced by Ohioans. For more information, visit www.healthpathohio.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Hurd, 614.532.5279, diane@inspireprgroup.com



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