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New Grant Program to Support Health Promotion

Applications Now Open for Health and Well-Being Grant

November 21, 2017

Ontario is now accepting applications for the new Health and Well-Being Grant Program, to support projects around the province that strengthen health promotion.

The new grant program will help people get the education and information they need to make the right decisions about their health. The program will fund projects that strengthen health and well-being promotion services and align resources and processes with the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care and other government priorities, such as the Healthy Kids Strategy and the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy.

The grant will focus on three areas: evaluation, training, and community development. Applications will be open to a range of organizations, including the public health sector, non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations, community groups and academic institutions.

All applicants are also expected to incorporate a health equity lens to ensure that their proposed project contributes to improving health equity among priority populations in Ontario.

Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


“With the new Health and Well-Being Grant Program, we will continue to support organizations that are looking to design health and well-being initiatives and align their services with ministry priorities, which will improve people’s health care experience and their health outcomes.”
 
– Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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