This is Health: Healthier Jupiter's Community Grants 2018

 

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:

  • Connected Warriors, Inc. - “Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Military Veterans and Their Families”
  • El Sol: Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center - “Training With Others” 
  • Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park - “Meetup Outdoor Adventures for Jonathan Dickinson State Park”
  •  Girls on the Run - “GATHER (Girls Access to Health, Empowerment & Running” 
  •  Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. - “Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, MyClinic -“Increased Medication Access=Improved Health=Reduced Costs”   
  • Palm Beach County Food Bank – “Marjorie S. Fisher Nutrition Gets Cooking!”
  • Palm Beach Harvest, Inc. – “Pedaling Food to the Needy”
  • Southpaw Prince – “Southpaw Prince’s Free After-School Boxing Program”