Orange County Obesity, Autism Programs to Receive Proposition 10 Funds
The Children and Families Commission of Orange County announced last Monday about $9.3 million in grants for 54 programs to help children, the Orange County Register reports. Recipients will use the grants, funded through Proposition 10 -- a 1998 ballot measure that levied a 50-cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund health and social programs for children -- to help "at-risk children from prenatal stage to age five." For example, the KidShape Foundation, which educates parents about "providing good nutrition to treat and prevent childhood obesity," will receive $58,916. Grupo de Autismo Angeles, a Spanish-language support group for parents of autistic children, will receive $30,000. The commission, established to distribute Proposition 10 funds, selected the 54 groups from 80 applicants (Orange County Register, 2/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.