Ohio Department of Health awards $6.89 million to address community conditions that impact health
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health awarded $6.89 million to 26 organizations to fund projects designed to address community conditions that affect the health and improve the lives of residents in Ohio’s Health Improvement Zones. Among them is Marion Public Health.
Ohio’s Health Improvement Zones are neighborhoods facing socioeconomic and demographic factors that affect the resilience of individuals and communities. See the article : Emma Gibson: Optimizing healthcare logistics in Africa. The organizations awarded funds will establish or expand initiatives that will build local capacity to help remove barriers to health in some of the Ohio communities facing the greatest risk of poor health outcomes.
Many Ohioans experience poorer health outcomes and live shorter lives due to conditions in the community in which they live. Traditionally, public health funding has been largely limited to addressing gaps in quality health care and health education. This project seeks to address community conditions beyond access to health care and health education to include positive decision-making options and health systems that shape the conditions of daily life.
Marion Palace Theatre to host two live events in August
The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce that two live events will be held during the month of August at the Marion Palace Theatre. See the article : Eating more brightly colored fruits and vegetables can improve women’s health.
“An Evening With Friends” is a fundraiser in support of the Marion Palace Theater and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – The James through Pelotonia. On August 20 at 7:30 p.m. local talent will gather for a one night cabaret style performance to raise funds for these two vital non-profits. There will be a live auction as part of the fundraiser. Items up for auction include VIP seating and personal meet and greets with Lee Greenwood and the Righteous Brothers, a marquee membership and other Palace-related items. There will be a cash bar and concessions available. General admission tickets are $25.
Also starting in August is “Saturday Night Spectacular.” This series is designed to bring together singers, musicians, comedians, jugglers and the audience for two hours of live theater. Each Saturday night features two of the best veteran artists in their respective fields. The first installment of “Saturday Night Spectacular” on August 27 will feature comedian Steve Bruner and juggler Mike Price. Tickets start at $20.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Palace Theater Box Office, by phone at 740-383-2101, or online at marionpalace.org. There is a $5 per ticket convenience fee when purchasing tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each performance.