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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
Angeles
• Southern Nevada Health District: Las Vegas, NV – residential lead assessments
• The JEM Foundation: Gilbert, AZ – suicide prevention through insurance parity for mental
health
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 www.phscof.org/seed-grants.

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.

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