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Shawnee Community College Receives Grant to Improve Heart Health in Southern Illinois

Shawnee Community College is the recipient of a one-year Community Innovation Grant from the American Heart Association for 2014-2015. The Community Innovation Grant Initiative is designed to help achieve the American Heart Association's mission: to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The grant will be implemented through the SCC Adult Education Department.

SCC is one of the 29 grant recipients, out of a total of 152 applicants, across an 11-state region served by the American Heart Association's Midwest Affiliate. SCC received $4000 to support the Family and Friends CPR/Nutritional Training for Hispanic Migrant Workers, which will provide CPR training along with nutritional and healthy eating instruction to local and transient Hispanic Migrant Workers.

According to James Darden, Dean of Adult/Alternative Education at Shawnee Community College, "We are delighted to receive this funding from the American heart Association, which will enable us to educate people about how to live a healthy life and improve their heart health of our community."

For more information about the project, contact Steve Ramsey at 618-634-3297. To learn more about the American Heart Association and their Community Innovation Grant program, visit. www.heart.org.


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