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Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2007

Critical CARE seeks proposals to improve prehospital care

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KETCHIKAN - Statewide Critical CARE Inc. is soliciting proposals from individuals, businesses and other nonprofits that seek to improve the level of or access to prehospital care. Initial one-page letters of inquiry will be accepts through close of business on July 27.

Initial letters should include project name, total cost, total amount requested and how the project will make a meaningful and significant difference to their Alaskan community. Typical grants range from $300 to $3,000. Funding emphasis this quarter is on training and education in rural Alaska.

CCI is an Alaskan social profit established in 2002 to support education, training and research for excellence in the continuum of pre-hopsital care. CCI has awarded $14,775 to seven worthy individuals and groups since November 2006.

For more information call (888) 912-4224 or visit the Web site www.criticalcareinc.com.

Registration forEagles vs. Ravens now available online

JUNEAU - Online registration has opened for the 2007 edition of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge.

Juneau residents can go to www.searhc.org/evr to register for the challenge, which takes place from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. Online registration closes on Aug. 15. The contest is open to the entire Juneau community, and people can participate as individuals, on teams of two to eight people and for their respective moieties. Family and business teams are encouraged. This is the first year participants have been able to participate online.

The kick-off celebration for Juneau's challenge takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at the Tlingít-Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. The celebration will feature in-person registration, Native dancing, food and T-shirts for the first 400 registrants (no T-shirts will be mailed). Two hours into the celebration, participants will walk over to Twin Lakes for a play session for kids and adults at the new Project Playground.

Besides the kick-off celebration, this year's Eagles vs. Ravens includes several weekly events, such as family swims, walking clubs and indoor rock climbing. An open house with biometric screenings takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, on the lower floor of the SEARHC Juneau Health Promotion Office, 3245 Hospital Drive. The closing ceremony and awards will be presented from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Tlingit-Haida Community Center.

For more information, contact Alan Travasso at 364-4458, Cachet Garrett at 463-4092, Christa Lott at 364-4460 or Christy Wallace at 364-4457. Additional information is online at www.searhc.org/evr.



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