Updated: Jul 12, 2022
AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programmer (YHP) aims to prevent the most common NCDs, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and mental ill health. It is doing this by addressing the primary risk factors – tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and exposure to air pollution - that contribute to NCDs. NCDs are the number one cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization, and 70% of premature deaths among adults can be linked to behavior initiated during adolescence. The YHP is aligned to Sustainable Development Goal 3.4: reducing premature deaths linked to NCDs by one third by 2030 and reflects our commitment to communities.
Last date of Application:-
9 June 2022
Step Up! provides up to $10,000 in grants to small, innovative, youth-focused non-profits to assist them develop and administer successful health promotion programmers, with a focus on underserved and marginalized groups in low- and middle-income nations.
Is your organization taking a unique and creative approach to improving the health and well-being of your community's youth?
The YHP Step Up! Grants Program is looking for ideas that :-
Strengthen health systems,;
Improve equitable access for all,;
Educate and train the next generation of health-care leaders;
And to protect young people from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
To deepen our commitment to gender equity, in 2022 we will offer 50% of funding to initiatives headed by women (either one person or a group of persons with a majority of women/identifying as women), with the other 50% going to projects led by men.
It's a holistic and integrated programmer that supports the development of young leaders by combining community programmers, research, and advocacy. The YHP is part of AstraZeneca's commitment to sustainability, which includes accelerating the delivery of sustainable healthcare and using our expertise to strengthen health systems and increase equitable access.
Eligibility Criteria for NGOS:-
Future healthcare executives (under 35 years old) will gain a better understanding of NCD prevention education.
Working with medical students, community health professionals, careers, or young people interested in a career in healthcare, for example. seeks to protect young people against
NCDs encourages young healthcare leaders to address the key risk factors for NCDs: cigarette use, hazardous alcohol use, physical inactivity, poor food, and air pollution exposure.
is inclusive and diverse
is scalable (it may be replicated in other communities or environments)
is aiming to increase access for all.
Enhances local or national health systems, with a preference for organizations that already have local relationships (with government, schools, community organizations, and businesses) to create economic opportunities.
After successfully completing CAF verification, applicants who are awarded Step Up! Grants will be invited to join AstraZeneca's Young Health Programmer (YHP) Alumni Group. The YHP Alumni Group provides chances for learning and development as well as networking among Step Up! Grantees and young leaders who have earned YHP Scholarships.
Alumni Members have previously been offered mini-MBA programmers, opportunities to discuss their work with international audiences, and seminars on fundraising and digital skills to help them develop effective health-promotion programmer.
The YHP is a nonprofit initiative that promotes disease prevention and a healthy lifestyle. It has nothing to do with any AstraZeneca products and should not be used in conjunction with any therapeutic area access programmer or services.
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