October 9, 1998
FIRST LADY BRENDA EDGAR ANNOUNCES $775,000 IN WOMEN'S HEALTH GRANTS TO KICK OFF NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
CHICAGO, IL First Lady Brenda Edgar today announced grants totaling $775,000 to organizations serving 30 Illinois communities for programs to improve women's health.
"A woman's health affects the whole family. Keeping women healthy if one of the most important things we can and must do for the health of our families," said Mrs. Edgar. "These new grants will help local communities implement more innovative approaches to better educate women and families, and to prevent and treat devastating diseases affecting women."
Grants were announced today for general women's health promotion and for osteoporosis prevention and awareness. Gov. Jim Edgar added funding for this first-time grants program for women's health in the FY1999 budget.
The FY1999 budget included $275,000 for General Women's Health Promotion grants, and $500,000 for Awareness and Prevention of Osteoporosis grants.
Applicants for General Women's Health Promotion grants submitted requests addressing one or all of six women's health priority areas, including breast cancer, heart disease, mental health, domestic violence, menopause and behavior modification.
The Illinois Department of Public Health's Office of Women's Health received 123 grant applications from throughout the state. Eighteen of the projects are being funded, ranging from a study of the olfactory sensitivity in postmenopausal women to a healthy and safe families workshop series for survivors of domestic violence.
The Awareness and Prevention of Osteoporosis grants program attracted 75 applications. Twenty-seven projects were funded, including multi-generational education and screening efforts and professional education on new science and protocol. Both grant programs begin this month and run through June 30, 1999.
"In this current environment of heightened attention to women's health, the Illinois Department of Public Health and its Office of Women's Health are well-placed to bring together the broad array of constituency groups concerned about women's health," said Dr. John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Public Health. "The organizations we have funded and will be working with as we move forward include local health departments, hospitals, universities and community groups."
Mrs. Edgar made the announcement to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois. An estimated 9,700 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in Illinois this year, and 2,200 Illinois women will die from the disease.
For the fourth year, the First Lady is joining with Illinois mayors to promote breast cancer awareness, prevention and treatment in communities throughout the state.
Mayors were provided with promotional materials including pink ribbons and information brochures for distribution to community residents. A packet including a sample press release and proclamation, and ideas for promoting breast cancer awareness month was prepared by the Office of Women's Health and sent to every Illinois mayor as part of the project. Nearly 150 mayors are participating.
Gov. Edgar established the Office of Women's Health in 1997 with the appointment of the state's first Deputy Director for Women's Health through the Department of Public Health. The Office of Women's Health stemmed from the First Lady's 1997 Women's Health Initiative in Illinois, called Friend-to-Friend. Illinois was the sixth state to establish such an office.
|Osteoporosis||Asian Human Services, Inc.||Asian Women's Osteoporosis Prevention Project||Chicago||$12,500|
|Osteoporosis||Bond County Health Department||Osteoporosis||Greenville||$5,200|
|Heart Disease||Boone County Health Department||Foods and Fun=Fitness||Belvidere||$7,000|
|Domestic Violence||Center for Prevention of Abuse||The Pediatric Office as a Domestic Violence Referral Source||Peoria||$17,000|
|Breast Cancer||Champaign/Urbana Health District||General Women's Health Initiative Grant||Champaign||$20,000|
|Osteoporosis||Chicago Department of Health||Osteoporosis Prevention||Chicago||$30,000|
|Osteoporosis||Decatur Memorial Hospital||Framework: Collaborating to Prevent Osteoporosis||Decatur||$20,000|
|Domestic Violence||Des Plaines Valley Community Center/Constance Morris House||On Site Health Coordinator for Battered Women and Children||Summit||$25,300|
|Heart Disease||Evanston Northwestern Healthcare||Heart-to-Heart Education Program||Evanston||$25,000|
|Osteoporosis||Hancock County Health Department||Osteoporosis Education Program||Carthage||$14,000|
|Menopause||Henry County Health Department||Woman to Woman||Kewanee||$10,000|
|Osteoporosis||Howard Brown Health Center||Strong and Healthy for Life||Chicago||$36,800|
|Osteoporosis||Illinois Citizens for Better Care||ICBC Hip Fracture Program||Chicago||$9,000|
|Osteoporosis||Illinois State University||Osteo Ed for Adolescents: The Effectiveness in Changing Dietary Behavior||Bloomington||$38,000|
|Domestic Violence||Jackson County Health Department||Working Through the Community to Stop Violence||Murphysboro||$14,000|
|Multiple||Jasper County Health Department||JCHD Promotes Women's Health||Newton||$3,500|
|Osteoporosis||Jefferson County Health Department||Osteoporosis Grant Children/Adolescent Ages 10-18||Mt. Vernon||$5,100|
|Osteoporosis||Kane County Health Department||Fox Valley Best Bones Program||Aurora||$15,000|
|Osteoporosis||Kankakee County Health Department||Kankakee County Osteoporosis Education and Screening||Bradley||$26,000|
|Osteoporosis||Lake County Health Department||Feed Your Bones||Waukegan||$18,000|
|Osteoporosis||Logan County Health Department||Osteoporosis Education||Lincoln||$7,000|
|Multiple||Macoupin County Health Department||Women's Community Health Education and Support Program||Carlinville||$14,000|
|Osteoporosis||Marion County Health Department||Bare Bones Basics: The 3 B's Osteoporosis Grant||Salem||$10,000|
|Osteoporosis||McHenry County Health Department||Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Project||Woodstock||$18,000|
|Osteoporosis||McLean County Health Department||McLean County Osteoporosis Education Initiative||Bloomington||$4,900|
|Mental Health||Mental Health Association in Illinois||Identifying Depression in Inner City Moms||Chicago||$17,000|
|Osteoporosis||Mercer County Health Department||Mercer County Osteoporosis Prevention and Education||Aledo||$8,500|
|Osteoporosis||Montgomery County Health Department||Osteoporosis Program||Hillsboro||$15,000|
|Osteoporosis||National Osteoporosis Foundation||Dissemination of NOF Physician's Guide to Prevention & Treatment of Osteo||Chicago||$30,000|
|Osteoporosis||Northwestern Memorial Hospital||Prentice Women's Hospital Osteoporosis Program||Chicago||$30,000|
|Osteoporosis||Ogle County Health Department||Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign||Oregon||$7,000|
|Heart Disease||Peoria City/County Health Department||Women on the Move||Peoria||$20,000|
|Osteoporosis||Peoria City/County Health Department||Osteoporosis Prevention Program||Peoria||$25,000|
|Breast Cancer||Rush Homan Square Center/Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's||Early Detection Project for Breast Cancer Screening||Chicago||$20,500|
|Osteoporosis||Rush North Shore Medical Center||Osteoporosis in a Nursing Home/Sheltered Care Population||Chicago||$18,000|
|Multiple||Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center||Health Promotion for Homeless Women||Chicago||$5,700|
|Other||Sarah Bush Lincoln Foundation||I Sing the Body Electric||Mattoon||$5,000|
|Domestic Violence||Sarah's Inn||Healthy and Safe Families Workshop Series||Oak Park||$7,500|
|Menopause||SIU School of Medicine||Olfactory Sensitivity in Postmenopausal Women||Springfield||$18,500|
|Osteoporosis||St. Clair County Health Department||Stepping Stones for Bones||Belleville||$25,000|
|Osteoporosis||St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital||Osteoporosis Program||Centralia||$35,000|
|Osteoporosis||UIC-Department of OB/GYN||Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Services||Chicago||$30,000|
|Mental Health||UIC-Department of Psychiatry||Postpartum Depression Prevention Program||Chicago||$25,000|
|Multiple||UIS-Center for Research & Gender||Women's Health Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Approach||Chicago||$20,000|
|Osteoporosis||Whiteside County Health Department||Osteoporosis Project/Osteoporosis Grant||Morrison||$7,000|
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