UH BOUNCE Program Earns Grant to Promote Mindfulness in Youth

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“The generous grant from the Aetna Foundation will allow us to apply the powerful concept of mindfulness as we work to encourage healthy habits as part of our mission to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity,” said Norma Olvera, founder and executive director of BOUNCE and a professor of health at the UH College of Education.

The grant is part of the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program, which recently awarded more than $2 million in grants to 25 nonprofit organizations in 14 states to advance the foundation’s mission to improve health at the local level.