The American Lung Association in Delaware has announced 31 recipients of the Delaware Division of Public Health Mini-Grants for 2013-2014.
Grant recipients will implement programs estimated to educate more than 10,000 Delawareans about the dangers of tobacco use. The mini-grant program enables Delaware communities to develop their own tailor-made smoking education, prevention or cessation programs. Each recipient was required to design a program with “A Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware” that would: Prevent tobacco use among young Delawareans through age 24; Increase Delaware’s smoking cessation rate; Reduce routine exposure to second hand smoke; Decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use; Maintain Delaware’s position of leadership in comprehensive tobacco prevention to sustain existing progress and efforts.
The mini-grant recipients are: 100% Tobacco Free Sports; Bayhealth Foundation; Brandywine Counseling; Boys & Girls Club: Claymont; Boys & Girls Club: Georgetown; Boys & Girls Club: Milford; Boys & Girls Club: New Castle; Boys & Girls Club: Oak Orchard; Boys & Girls Club: Seaford/Laurel; Caesar Rodney High School; Claymont Community Center; Delaware Amy of Family Physicians; Delaware Adolescent Program; Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association; Delaware Parent Association; Delaware Safety Council; Dover High School; First State Community Action Agency; Jewish Family Services; Kent Sussex Community Services; Lake Forest High School; Long Neck Elementary; Mental Health Association; Mt. Pleasant High School; Milford High School; Police Athletic League; Polytech High School; Rose Hill Community Center; Smyrna High School; University of Delaware: Department of Nursing; Woodbridge High School.
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