CHICAGO, IL ? April 25, 2013 ? The AMA Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants program, with help from Purdue Pharma, L.P, supports grassroots health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges.
In 2013, the Healthy Living Grant program will focus on supporting medical organizations with prescription medication safety projects targeting children and youth ages 2 to 21. Approximately 25 medical organization will be awarded $8,000 grants to as a part of its continued effort to support prescription drug abuse diversion.
?Supporting community based awareness and prevention programs is vital to helping deter medication misuse and abuse,? said Pamela Bennett, RN, BSN, CCE, Executive Director of Healthcare Alliance Development at Purdue Pharma L.P.
Applications for the 2013 Healthy Living Grants must be received by July 16, 2013. For more information about the application process, eligibility requirements, or about previous grant recipients, visit www.ama-assn.org or contact Program Officer Krista Batey.