Health Nevada accepts Patterson Family Foundation three-year grant
Community leaders gathered in the Healthy Nevada Innovation Center Tuesday morning in anticipation of an announcement. Healthy Nevada accepted a $764,528 three-year grant from the Patterson Family Foundation to create collective impact in the areas of rural mental health, obesity, and food insecurity through strategic programming. This grant will allow Healthy Nevada to address specific needs that were identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) acquired in June of 2020. According to the CHNA, 71.6 percent of participants ranked mental health as the No. 1 health problem in Vernon County. Additionally, obesity, nutrition, and food accessibility were identified as on-going problems. The Patterson Family Foundation grant will allow Healthy Nevada to focus on improving the community’s health by implementing three specific programs addressing these barriers: a Trauma-Informed School Based Health Program, the Farm to Family Program, and a Family-Based Behavioral Treatment for Childhood Obesity. See the Friday edition of the Nevada Daily Mail for more in-depth coverage of what the grant money and subsequent programs will do for the community.