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Wed September 4, 2013

The DuPage County Health Department and its FORWARD Initiative are making grants available to community groups, schools and small businesses to help fight obesity.

Through our partners Cadence Health System and the Wheaton, Willowbrook, Naperville and Hinsdale Whole Foods Stores, FORWARD is offering funding to groups that identify strategies to create healthier environments within their communities to bring about a reversal of obesity in DuPage County. 

"Get In The Action" mini grants of no more than $5,000 will be made to organizations with proven track records of success and whose projects identify significant policy, systems, and/or environmental changes impacting specific populations or communities.

The total number of projects funded will depend on the total number of eligible project applications. 

Through a broad-based network of more than 1,000 committed partners, FORWARD's goal is to implement changes in all 32 DuPage municipalities by identifying resources, harnessing expertise, promoting education and advancing opportunities for policy, system, and environmental change.

E-mail forward@dupagehealth.org  for more information or visit www.forwarddupage.org for a link to grant application forms.

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