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National Public Health Week, April 4th through 10th, encourages citizens to build a nation of safe, healthy communities. During this week, issues that are important to improving the health of communities are highlighted. Sullivan County Public Health Services is offering free health screenings and smoking cessation education during the week in various locations throughout the county.
Sullivan Renaissance is doing its part to encourage beautiful, healthy and active communities. The new Healthy Community Initiatives Grant Program supports projects to enhance and promote the physical and environmental health of communities by offering grants for development of parks, walking, bicycling or nature trails, healthy food and agriculture initiatives, creation and care of community gardens and tree planting.
In addition to grants, the program goal is to bring people together to collaborate on the healthy ideas that are forming in the county. According to Sullivan Renaissance Assistant Director Denise Frangipane, “Unique projects that engage residents and connect the dots between existing opportunities in the county are encouraged!”
For information about the Healthy Community Initiatives grant program, please call Sullivan Renaissance at (845)295-2445. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.