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 Initiative Mini-Grant Program
State funds help support community activities addressing women's and girls' health issues. The office typically offers four mini-grant programs. For fiscal year 2014, those programs include Women Out Walking, Heart Smart for Teens, Building Better Bones or Life Smart for Women/Life Smart for Older Women.
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.
This grant program, supported through the Illinois Lottery scratch-off ticket, provides grants to support both community programs and breast cancer research.
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