Following the LCAH Community Engagement training this past April , LCAH offered $1000 mini grants to participating communities to help fund engagement activities that support their health equity work. To receive the grant, communities must complete a short community engagement plan. Once the plan is approved by LCAH, the funds are released. That’s it!

So far, two communities have been approved for the mini grant. Below, Appleton, one of the communities approved, describes how they are using their mini grant funds to enhance their health equity work. If your community hasn’t yet completed the steps to receive its mini grant, contact us today to finish the process and get your funds!

“The City of Appleton wants to better understand the health needs of their residents and work to reduce health inequities in their community. Our goal is to add to existing data sets such as: key leadership surveys, random adult phone surveys and the Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Study (YRBSS) .

We are talking directly with people who are often underrepresented or where community resources may be helpful for targeted members of the community though a series of listening sessions. To date Appleton has reached out to marginalized groups such as people of color, residents with physical disability, community members with limited resources, youth, and the LGBTQ community. Each of these listening sessions is scheduled for a minimum of one hour. Community leaders and elected officials have been involved...   click here to continue reading .