$764,000 grant awarded to Healthy Nevada to promote rural health

NEVADA, Mo. – The Patterson Family Foundation is awarding Healthy Nevada with a more than $764,000 grant.

The money will be used to “create collective impact in the areas of rural mental health, obesity and food insecurity.”

“On behalf of Patterson Family Foundation, we’re looking forward to watching their programs and their projects over the next three years,” said Jessica Hunt of the Patterson Foundation. “We hope to be able to share the insights, the learnings and the best practices that Healthy Nevada gleams along the way. So that way we can pass those along to other rural communities seeking a similar solution and similar topic areas.”

Healthy Nevada will implement three programs to address needs in the community. Those are trauma-informed school-based health program, the farm to family program, and a family-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity program.