Clinton County Board of Education is excited to announce that the Healthy Hometown initiative has been approved for Phase II funding through the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. April Speck will continue in the role of Healthy Hometown Coordinator for the Clinton County initiative. Phase II funding will bring $400,000 into the county over a period of three years to improve the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health / Wellness in both the schools and in the community.
Since 2001 the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has invested more than $22 million in health policy research and demonstration grants across the Commonwealth. From 2012 – 2017, the Foundation's work is centered on two new strategic initiatives. Investing in Kentucky’s Future is an initiative aimed to improve the health of Kentucky's children by engaging in communities and testing innovative strategies. Through a series of meetings with experts and groups focused on children's health and development issues, six community partner grantees, focused on children's health and development issues, have been chosen for this new five year, $3 million initiative.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has selected six (6) rural and urban communities throughout the Commonwealth for funding through its new Investing in Kentucky’s Future (IKF) initiative. This five-year, $3 million program seeks to test innovative ways to reduce risks of chronic disease for today’s school-aged children as they grow into adults. These initial grants include funding for planning, along with training and technical assistance, so community groups can determine the most promising strategies to launch effective, sustainable models to improve children’s health.
The Clinton County Healthy Hometown Coalition is thrilled to be one of those six IKF grantees! This next step would not have been possible without the support of the numerous community partners who comprise the coalition. The Clinton County Healthy Hometown Coalition began with a broad mission to improve the health of Clinton County residents. The Healthy Hometown Coalition has realized that our approach to the complex problem of childhood obesity must be a comprehensive one. Our strategies, have been organized into a multifaceted health action plan for children with three strategic focal points: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Overall Health / Wellness. Each of these focal points will include both school and community activities. The three goals of the Healthy Hometown initiative are:
Goal 1: To reduce childhood obesity in Clinton County by improving school-age children’s daily physical activity level and nutritional habits.
Goal 2: To facilitate development of lifetime healthy eating and active living habits among Clinton County children.
Goal 3: To make Clinton County a healthy hometown for its residents by encouraging key community policy changes.
For more information about Clinton County Healthy Hometown, contact Coordinator April Speck at (606) 306 - 7044 or email@example.com.