Thursday, August 6, 2009

Service-Learning Grants to Help Fight Obesity

UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America are excited to offer the UnitedHealth HEROES service-learning grant program for youth-led community education projects in selected U.S. states. These grants of up to $1,000 support teachers, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions to implement service-learning projects around childhood obesity and to engage children and youth ages 5 to 25 as volunteers. The grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on Martin Luther King Day of Service and culminate on Global Youth Service Day.

UnitedHealth Group ( is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, OptumHealth, Ingenix, and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 70 million individuals nationwide.

To create a service-learning project around childhood obesity, check out First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning.

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