LiveWell Greenville Announces $1.4 Million PICH Grant

LiveWell Greenville is excited to announce the close of one grant and the beginning of another. On September 30th, LiveWell Greenville, brought the Community Transformation Grant to a close. This effort brough $1.95 Million into the Upstate over the course of three years, which was used to invest in local organizations to promote healthy eating and active living including Greenville County School District, GHS Children’s Advocacy, Momentum Bike Clubs, numerous afterschool care programs, Greenville Family Partnership, BOOST, Piedmont Health Foundation, Meals on Wheels and Upstate Forever.

On the heels of the CDC LivWell Greenville is excited to announce they are the recipient of another large CDC grant, Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Grant, which will bring another $1.4 Million into the upstate. This exciting new opportunity will allow for further investment in expanding LiveWell Greenville’s focus on parks, recreation opportunities and access to healthy foods.  Partners in this initiative include the City of Greenville, Greenville County Schools, Good to Go/Mill Village Farms, Gardening for Good and Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

The Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) awards are part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will administer the grants, which will run for 3 years, subject to availability of funds. Overall, HHS awarded 50.3 million in new grant awards to 39 local health agencies. PICH is the newest generation in CDC’s long history of community efforts to create and strengthen healthy environments that make it easier for people to make healthy choices and take charge of their health.

Read more in this Greenville News article: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/11/07/local-organization-gets-million-cdc-grant/18652179/