Blue & You Foundation to Fund Childhood Obesity Research

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, May. 14, 2007 11:10 am  

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas will fund two special grants to research solutions to childhood obesity in Arkansas.
"Childhood obesity continues to be a serious problem in Arkansas," said Patrick O'Sullivan, executive director for the foundation. "Our goal with these two special grants is to identify specific programs that have the best results in reducing obesity in our children."
The first grant, for up to $50,000, would fund a review of current research on the prevention of childhood obesity, and is open to any eligible governmental or 501(c)(3) institution in the United States.
The second grant, for up to $125,000, would fund an assessment and evaluation of Arkansas programs that address the prevention of childhood obesity, and is open only to eligible institutions in Arkansas.
In addition to the two special grants, the foundation is also accepting applications for grants ranging from $5,000 to $150,000 for any general health improvement program in Arkansas.
The Blue & You Foundation, established in 2001 by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, awards about $1 million in grants annually to nonprofit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans.
The deadline to apply for the special grants or for other health improvement grants is July 16. Information about applying for grants is available at



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