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The Climate + Energy Project is selected as one of the ten health equity grantees

5 months ago | Nov 30, 2016
By: Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director
The Climate + Energy Project is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of ten organizations from across the state to receive grant funding from the Kansas Health Foundation. The grant supports building capacity across diverse stakeholders to focus on issues related to health disparities. Climate + Energy Project will work in alliance with partners to address environmentally- caused health disparities related to social and economic factors.
"We are thrilled to be selected as one of the ten health equity grantees. Bringing environmental health more fully into focus will have positive impacts on a wide variety of Kansans, through partnerships focused on Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation and Health." - Dorothy Barnett, Climate + Energy Project Executive Director
How the grant works
The Climate + Energy Project will receive approximately $100,000 in the first year of this three-year grant to bring together partners working on Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation, and Health equity issues (WEALTH) in order to collaboratively identify opportunities to reduce climate risk and increase resiliency in the face of a changing climate. The WEALTH initiative will focus on the impact of environmental health on economically disadvantaged communities, communities of color and the elderly;
Making progress through collaboration
The next steps
CEP is eager to get to work and to start off, will convene partners for a Kansas WEALTH Day at the Statehouse planning meeting. WEALTH Day will be an expansion of previous advocacy days with increase in partner planning and participation. CEP will also hire and begin working with a consultant through an extensive strategic planning process. And that's just the beginning of a detailed plan for 2017. Stay posted for updates and how to get involved - sign up for CEP's  weekly blog
The other 9 organizations who received the grant:
Children's Alliance of Kansas, Kansas Head Start Association, Kansas Advocates for Better Care, NAMI Kansas, Thrive Allen County, El Centro, ACLU of Kansas, Seed House - La Casa de la Semilla, Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
For a Kansas Health Foundation Press Releases click here

ABOUT THE KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION
The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To achieve this, the Foundation focuses its grantmaking in two primary program areas: Health Equity, with the goal of reducing health disparities related to social and economic factors; and Civic Health, with the goal to engage Kansans in improving the health of our state. To learn more about KHF, please visit www.kansashealth.org  

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