December 11, 2020
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Grantee Spotlight
Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA
Funder: New Jersey Department of Health
Due to social distancing protocols, Community Hubs have gone virtual. Partners come together online to share resources and information via social media, website, newsletters, and more. Specific partners can hand out information to their members/customers within their place of business to ensure that information reaches the broader community. Partners are committed o keeping the Hubs relevant and a vital part of our community,

Funder Highlight
Atlantic Health System
Community Conversations: Light at the End of the Tunnel
When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available? Do we still need to wear masks once vaccinated? How are hospitals preparing to distribute the vaccine? On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO, Atlantic Health System, shares what you need to know now about the vaccine and takes a look at what’s to come in the weeks and months ahead.

Grants and Funding
Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities
Deadline: December 18
Funder: The JPB Foundation
The Safe Routes Partnership invites communities and organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks to apply for the 2021 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program. The program provides tailored technical assistance, along with a $12,500 award for seven nonprofit organizations to develop and initiate action plans to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green space in their communities.

State and Local Policy Campaign Grant Funding
Funder: Center for Science in the Public Interest / Bloomberg Philanthropies
Deadline: December 31, 2020 (rolling)
Funding opportunities include:
  • Exploring new strategies for strengthening the nutrition and public health impacts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 
  • Campaigns that aim to ensure healthy, equitable school meals for all students. 
  • Campaigns that aim to ensure healthy, equitable restaurant kids’ meals for all. 
  • Campaigns to extend restaurant menu disclosures to improve nutritional quality of restaurant purchases. 

Tools and Resources
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Places: Local Data for Better Health
Source: Centers for Disease Control
PLACES will allow counties, places, and local health departments regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assist them in planning public health interventions. The PLACES Project provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas across the United States.

Training, Collaborations and Networking
LeadershipConnect Series: The New Nonprofit Imperatives for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
December 16, January 13
Host: Nonprofit Connect
This interactive, three-part series is designed to jumpstart your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. To make the most of our time together, there will be pre-work for each session, so that participants can deepen their personal journey and engage in constructive dialogue and planning, to advance the work at their organizations. 

Social Determinants of Health Congressional Briefing
December 15 - 12pm ET
Host: Trust for America's Health
Please join Aligning for Health (AFH), Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and a bipartisan panel of Congressional staff for a virtual briefing that will highlight opportunities in the 117th Congress to support effective and innovative approaches to social determinants of health.

Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods
Host: America Walks
Recorded September 30, 2020
Listen to inspiring stories from youth leaders who are working to create safe, accessible neighborhoods. Youth are the future of our communities and they are taking the initiative to address concerns in their neighborhoods.
Webinar participants will hear from four student leaders working to create meaningful, inclusive, and lasting change in their communities through innovative programming.