CHISPA to receive health grant
A new wellness program for CHISPA communities backed by VNA Community Services will receive a $35,000 grant from the Community Foundation's Dr. Frank Pye Smith Medical Facilities Fund.
The funding will pay for the first year of a VNA-CHISPA three-year community wellness program for low-income families that includes both a clinical and behavioral approach. The program is aimed at raising awareness of health risk and linking participants to local health services, and improving health risk factors and facilitating health behavior changes through a clear understanding of the link between lifestyle choices and chronic health conditions.
The foundation also awarded $2,277.27 to pay for school clinics for low-income families.
Hearing set on services for poor
A public hearing to gather information on service needs for Monterey County's low-income population will be held 6 to 8p.m. Jan. 8 at the Salvation Army, 2460 N. Main St.
The hearing, to be conducted in English and Spanish, is being conducted by Community Action Partnership of the county Department of Social and Employment Services.