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Spread the word: Foundation grant applications due Sept. 29

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is now accepting grant applications online for projects aimed at improving health at the community or statewide level. More than $60,000 is available for 2018 grant awards, which may range from $500 to $10,000 each.

Physicians are asked to encourage nonprofit organizations and schools in their area to apply for a grant by sharing with them information about this opportunity. While applications related to any aspect of health will be considered, priority is given to those focused on mental and behavioral health and addiction, reducing health disparities, providing early interventions or encouraging disease prevention through projects such as establishing a school or community garden, healthy cooking programs or other programs aimed at educating and encouraging lifestyle changes. In addition, some dedicated funds are available specifically for physician education and medical outcomes research, which may include data collection, analysis and/or dissemination of results.

Preference also is given to projects and programs with the support or involvement of a physician and that are scientifically supported or new and innovative pilot projects, particularly those focused on prevention with the potential for measurable impact, good visibility and replication in other communities.

The application deadline is Sept. 29, 2017. Recipients will be notified in December with grants paid early in 2018. For details, including information on past grant recipients, online application materials and report requirements, click here. Contact Elizabeth Ringle at 608.442.3789 with any questions.

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