Aug 28, 2019

TOA a Recipient of the Barclay-Giel Seed Grant

Recipients of Inaugural Barclay-Giel Seed Grants

Funding for small, community-based public health programs.

The Barclay-Giel Seed Grants program is funded by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the
Advancement of Public Health. The program supports community-based public health programs.

The Seed Grants program is named after the late Martha Barclay-Giel, a retired Captain of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Captain Barclay-Giel dedicated her life’s work to advancing the health of Americans. After retiring, she generously supported COF through considerable charitable donations.

Captain Barclay-Giel is a member of the John Adams Society.

The Foundation is proud to announce the following recipients of the 2019 Seed Grants:

• Center for Helping Obesity End Successfully: Kennesaw, GA – children at risk for obesity
• Central Vermont New Directions Coalition: Montpelier, VT – e-cigarette use among youth
• City of Lowell Health Department: Lowell, MA – opioid epidemic
• Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees: Edmonds, WA – opioid epidemic
• Fresno Policy Chaplaincy: Fresno, CA – counseling for children with unresolved trauma
• Lake County General Health District: Mentor, OH – tobacco cessation
• Madison County Health Department: Wampsville, NY – oral health
• Metropolitan Tenants Organization: Chicago, IL – Healthy Homes training
• Mississippi Oral Health Community Alliance: Jackson, MS – oral health
• Senior Charity Care Foundation: West Valley City, UT – oral health for rural seniors
• Smiles Across Montana: Bozeman, MT – oral health among children
• Soul Food for Your Baby: Cypress, CA – breastfeeding among African Americans in South Los
• Southern Nevada Health District: Las Vegas, NV – residential lead assessments
• The JEM Foundation: Gilbert, AZ – suicide prevention through insurance parity for mental
The Opportunity Alliance: South Portland, ME – oral health in schools

We congratulate all recipients and thank each organization which applied for funding. Information
about the next cycle of Seed Grant funding is available at

The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health is dedicated to
advancing public health and public health leadership for a healthier nation.