Often, when we think about health and chronic disease prevention, we picture a hospital or doctor’s office. However, Palm Health Foundation knows that a person’s health is impacted most by their behaviors and environment – access to affordable and healthy food, nutrition education and safe places to exercise are all things that a person needs to prevent disease. Healthier Jupiter, a Palm Health Foundation Healthier Together initiative, is working to address health and quality of life issues for Jupiter residents.
This month, over 400 Jupiter residents came together at the “Community Grants BBQ”, an event where 16 organizations presented project proposals for creating innovative approaches to healthy living and chronic disease prevention in the community. At the event, residents voted on their favorite proposals and nine were selected for funding.
The nine organizations and their funded projects include: