Everything You Need to Know about e-Cigarettes and Vaping

By: B. Howe, ED, Morgan County Substance Abuse Council Morgan County is located in central Indiana between Indianapolis, in Marion County and Bloomington in Monroe County. The population in 2019 was 70,489. We have four school systems: Eminence Community Schools, Monroe-Gregg School District, Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation and M.S.D. of [...]

2021-12-24T00:08:17-05:00December 24, 2021|Impact|

The Value of a Borough Disaster Preparedness Coalition in Bridging Gaps

by Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA, and Frank Blanceró, Staten Island Not for Profit Association/Staten Island COAD The Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SI COAD) and its Medical Ecosystem (MES), a coalition managed by the Staten Island Not for Profit Association (SINFPA), has been active in COVID-19 pandemic [...]

2021-12-23T11:05:36-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Safe Sleep for Kansas Babies in Easy as ABC – A 2020 COF Seed Grant Recipient

by Cherie Sage, State Director, Safe Kids Kansas Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the term used to describe all sudden infant deaths before their first birthday when the cause is not obvious. Many of these deaths occur during sleep or in the baby’s sleep environment. SUID accounted for nearly [...]

2021-12-23T10:59:08-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Seed Grant Feeds Healthy CHOICES in Georgia

by Kenya Heard, MSM Program & Development Director, CHOICES The Center for Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully (CHOICES) is a nonprofit based in Kennesaw, Georgia. Since the year 2002, CHOICES has worked with more than 125,000 children and adults. Its mission is to be a resource center for at-risk [...]

2021-12-23T10:57:31-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Impacting the Mental Health of Arizona’s Families

by Tom Zimmerman, D.Min., MA, President of Life Changers Counseling Even before the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, the families of Central Arizona were struggling. Many are recent transplants from elsewhere and lack the family and community support structures to help them meet their life challenges. The issues found across America are [...]

2021-12-28T13:51:46-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Grant Supports Breastfeeding for Black Families

by Elizabeth Woods, MA, MPH Interim Executive Director Soul Food for Your Baby, Inc.  Soul Food for Your Baby is grateful for the award of a Commissioned Officers Foundation Barclay-Giel Seed Grant. Funding allowed us to provide needed breastfeeding support to Black families and to connect with maternal health advocates [...]

2021-12-23T10:42:51-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Community Health Workers Address Opioid Crisis in Washington State

by Ileana María Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, CNC, Executive Director,Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees (CHWCMR) Opioid-related mortality in the United States has increased at an alarming rate during the last two decades because of both suicide and unintentional overdose, posing a major public health concern. The combined number [...]

2021-12-28T13:51:29-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|

Smile Maker Nears Finish Line with Seed Grant

by John McElligott, MPH, CPH Smile Maker, which received $8,500 from the COF Barclay-Giel Seed Grants Program, is a program of the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center. They will deliver dental care to children through a mobile dental clinic. The COF grant pushed Smile Maker closer to their goal [...]

2021-12-23T10:17:27-05:00December 23, 2021|Impact|
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