The Illinois Department of Public Healths Office of Womens Health (OWH) offers grants for breast, cervical and ovarian cancer research and the other for education and behavior change programs.
Women’s Health Mini-Grant Program
The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Women’s Health Mini-grant Program. These state funds support community activities addressing women’s and girls’ health issues. The office will be offering four mini-grant programs during fiscal year 2013. Potential applicants can select from Women Out Walking, Heart Smart for Teens, Building Better Bones or Life Smart for Women.
Completed applications are due to the Office of Women’s Health no later than 5 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012, to support program activities from October 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. For more information, please contact Sarah O’Connor-Bennett, grants manager, at 217- 524-9297.
The Penny Severns Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is a special fund within the state treasury that is used for breast, cervical and ovarian cancer research grants. Revenue sources include general revenue funds, income tax contributions and gifts, as well as grants and awards from private foundations, nonprofit organizations and other governmental entities or persons. Grants support research in areas related to breast, cervical and ovarian cancer prevention, etiology, pathogenesis, early detection, treatment and behavioral sciences. Research also may include clinical trials. Although a majority of the applications submitted are bio-medical in nature, researchers in the fields of behavioral and social sciences also are encouraged to apply.
Net revenue from the sale of the Illinois Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure Lottery instant ticket is given to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Women’s Health, to award grants to public and private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding breast cancer research, and supportive services for breast cancer survivors and those impacted by breast cancer and breast cancer education.
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