The Federal Government has allocated $700,000 funding to support the roll out of the National Men’s Health Strategy. The grants aim to support innovative approaches to trialling and evaluating men’s health promotion with a focus on improving health literacy, reducing risk and improving health and wellbeing within priority population groups.
Priority will be given to initiatives that target populations to address clear unmet health and wellbeing needs.
The intended outcomes of the grants are:
- improved health literacy among priority population groups, including increased understanding of risk and opportunities for improving health; and
- increased understanding of mechanisms to improve health literacy among priority population groups, based on evaluation of projects.
The National Men’s Health Strategy identifies nine priority populations:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and boys
- Socio-economically disadvantaged men and boys
- Rural and remote men and boys
- Men and boys living with disabilities (including mental illness)
- Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) men and boys
- Males who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex
- Socially isolated men and boys
- Men who are veterans
- Men and boys in the criminal justice system
It is anticipated that several grants of between $60,000 and $120,000 will be awarded. The closing date for applications is Monday 25 November 2019.
For further information see the Grant Connect website.
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