Upcoming Funding Opportunities
In early 2006, the Public Health Trust will issue two requests for proposals related to the settlement of Proposition 65 lawsuits on mercury in fish and seafood. PHT will seek proposals for 1) programs to monitor supermarket and restaurant compliance with warning sign requirements, and 2) programs to educate consumers concerning mercury in fish and seafood.
Specific instructions will be available in February. Watch this space for further information.
Exercise and Nutrition
PHT directed funds from the settlement of an illegal medical device case focused on "Ab Belt" Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) devices to the diabetes and nutrition programs of. Clinic Ole provides primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved in Napa County.
Public Health Trust Receives California HealthCare Foundation Grant
The Public Health Trust has received a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to support outreach activities. With this grant, the Public Health Trust will increase awareness of its work creating public health-related programs funded by litigation settlements.
Unlawful Marketing of Drugs
Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program
The deadline for applications for "The Marketing of Medicines: Development,
Dissemination and Evaluation of a Critical Skills Curriculum for Prescribers" was Friday, October 7, 2005.
Metals in Herbal Supplements
This settlement was the result of a Proposition 65
lawsuit alleging the presence of toxic levels of heavy metals in traditional
Chinese medicines and herbal supplements. The funds will be used to increase
community awareness of the safety issues concerning herbal products and the health
hazards posed by exposure to heavy metals contained in such products.