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Neighborhood Health Connection's 2014 Healthy Activity Grant application period is now closed. 55 communities are now supported on their quest to better health.

Neighborhood Health Connection improves the health of communities through social connections, healthy eating and physical activity. We know that being active and eating healthy foods are good for us. Plus, research shows that we are more likely to stick with healthy activities if we do them with other people. Social connections are the relationships we have with others, either individually or through groups. People with positive social connections are healthier and:

  • live longer
  • are less likely to be depressed
  • get better faster after an illness
  • help make our community stronger

These competitive grants support activities that promote social connections, healthy eating and physical activity. Any group of neighbors or organization can apply.

Examples of acceptable activities include:

  • neighbors and families doing a series of yoga classes at a local park
  • a walking club for seniors that uses pedometers to track their steps
  • planting, and caring for, a community garden

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