Tidewell Receives Grant to Facilitate COVID-19 Partnership in Manatee County

SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION,  On behalf of a local collaborative of nonprofit providers and community groups, Tidewell Hospice has received a grant from Manatee County to facilitate a countywide initiative that will bring together community partners to protect the health and well-being of at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as the Multicultural Action […]

Multicultural Action Team Helps Minorities Combat COVID-19

SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK,  Manatee County professionals are coming together to help protect the health and well-being of some residents. The pandemic has in part exposed health disparities within the Black and Latino communities.​ “In Manatee County about 15% of the population and about 9% is Latinx/Hispanic.  What’s surprising when you look at the national statistics is […]

Manatee CARES Act funding creates new COVID-19 partnership

  SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE,  Manatee County CARES Act funding has helped facilitate a new collaboration focused on protecting the county’s most at-risk residents from COVID-19.  A $342,000 grant to Tidewell Hospice will help found the Multicultural Action Team: A countywide initiative focused on prevention, education, advocacy, research, linkage to care and sustainable solutions. Other community partners […]

Healthy Teens of Bradenton, FL Coalition Celebrates With 10th Birthday E-Vent

THE SUNCOAST POST,  Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County was planning to hold a party to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The pandemic required to group to go back to the drawing board. They decided to hold a virtual birthday party instead.The party will culminate with a livestream to take […]

Importance of masks is key message for Manatee County officials

FOX 13 TAMPA BAY, BRADENTON , A new coalition named Mask Up Manatee will focus to spread public health and COVID-19-related information to residents throughout Manatee County. Local non-profit agencies part of today’s announcement included the Healthy Teens Coalition, Unidos Now, United Way Suncoast, Manatee Education Association and the Manatee Community Foundation. Read more

Advocates Impacting Change in Manatee County

THE SARASOTA POST,   When Mary Ann Legler courageously spear-headed the Healthy Teens Coalition, a decade ago, Manatee County had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country.  By 2014, under Mary Ann’s insightful guidance, the Coalition began empowering teen advocates to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health through informative presentations to their […]

Swordfish Grill & Tiki In Cortez, FL To Host ‘Giving Back’ Event,

May 5, 2019 –  Tickets are now on sale for one of the biggest charity events of the year, “Giving Back.” Held annually, every September, the event is always a sell-out! The event takes place on Thursday, 9/12/2019 starting at 6pm. This year, the benefactor for the event is “Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc.” […]

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