Prevention Projects 2011

Agency LogoProgram DescriptionTarget BeneficiariesGrant Award
GMUGeorge Mason University
The ACHIEVES Project (AdvanCing Healthcare Initiatives for undErserVed Students)
The ACHIEVES Project is a collaboration between George Mason University and the Prince William County Public Schools. The project offers increased access and quality of healthcare for student athletes, education about the emerging health issue of concussion, and the establishment of a centralized injury surveillance system necessary to inform evidence-based prevention efforts in local high schools and middle schools.
15,000 student athletes, parents, and school staff in 2 high schools (Zip Code: 22193) and all 15 middle schools in Prince William County Public Schools.$400,089
(12 month)
LakeRidgeLionsClubLake Ridge Lions Club Charities
Region V Lions Clubs Early Childhood Eye Screening Project
Establish an Early Childhood Vision Screening Program in Lions Region V and to use a SPOT screener to detect eye disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as well as non-verbal children of any age so that corrective intervention can be achieved before school age.
Screen 5,000 children as young as 6 months of age and non-verbal children of any age.$75,000
(12 month)
PWHealthPartnershipPrince William Health Partnership

Healthy Eating and active Living (HEAL)

Sustainability and Expansion
HEAL program is seeking to change unhealthy behaviors of parents, and area preschoolers by involving parents, to assist with good nutritional choices for their children and increasing opportunities for physical activities.
250 4-5 year old preschool students residing in the PHF service area.$60,912
(12 month)
SIDSMid-AtlanticSIDS Mid-Atlantic
Cribs for Kids
SIDS Mid-Atlantic will partner with community agencies: health department, hospital, Healthy Families, Resource Mothers, Bridges, and the Community Health Center, to provide new, portable cribs to very low income families. In addition, SIDS Mid-Atlantic will provide education and training to agency staff on safe sleep for babies.
200 low-income families with newborn babies, of all ethnicities, in Eastern Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties.$25,000
(12 month)
House_splash_white_largeThe House, Inc Student Leadership Center
Fitting In
“Fitting In” is aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by providing youth with tools they need to live healthy, balanced, and active lifestyles. We incorporate physical fitness and proper nutrition into their daily routine to promote a healthy lifestyle.
750 underserved students in grades 4-12 from Prince William County areas of Woodbridge, Dale City, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Dumfries, and Triangle.$60,000
(12 month)