Archive for April, 2009

Grants, Conferences and Training Opportunities

As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes I discover opportunities kind of at the last minute.  Here are some funding and other resources I encourage you to look into:   A new organization, the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, is working with communities in Dane County to bring public health education into the classroom to help students make smart […]

April 27, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Growing and Supporting Community Leaders

When it comes to developing community leaders, the grow your own approach is vital.  There are resources out there for you and others in your community to gain knowledge and experience in community development and leadership and to recognize their accomplishments.   Wisconsin Rural Partners recognizes community leaders with their Wisconsin Community Leadership Award.  The […]

April 21, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Assistance to Firefighters/EMS Grant

This week the Dept. of Homeland Security released the guidelines for the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters grants.  The program is open to fire departments and EMS and “enables local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations to purchase or receive training, conduct first responder health and safety programs, and buy equipment and response vehicles.”  A […]

April 17, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Rural Community Grants

Today I released the guidelines for the WI Office of Rural Health’s Community Grants.  We’ll award planning and implementation grants (up to $5,000 and $20,000 respectively) to rural community coalitions working on a health care issue.  The coalition must include a rural hospital of 50 beds or less as an active member with a clearly […]

April 16, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Grants

Mental health, oral health and EMS are some areas that I think get kind of lost in the shuffle for funding, so I try to highlight as many opportunities for grants, conferences and other resources as I can.  Here are some substance abuse and mental health resources.   May 14 UW Eau Claire will host […]

April 14, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Obesity in Rural America

It seems studies are coming out every week that describe the growing obesity problem, especially in the rural population.  Two reports were published this week that illustrate the obstacles we face in order to improve our health:   The  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new report, Beyond Health Care, recommends a number of steps we can […]

April 7, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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WI Office of Rural Health Resources

We regularly update the Office of Rural Health website with information, tools, presentations and other resources and assistance for rural communities.  We’ve made a few changes and additions lately and I thought I’d bring them to your attention.   We know that pretty much everyone is having a budget crunch these days.  So, we’re relying […]

April 2, 2009 · KJacobson · No Comments
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