Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Nashville Public Television

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 23 2011

NPT was founded in 1962 and provides local and national public television programs and outreach to all citizens free of charge. Its mission is: Through electronic media, NPT engages audiences of all ages with stimulating cultural, civic and entertainment experiences that educate.  The grant requested in this application will be used to fund salaries of NPT staff engaged in the implementation of the Children's Health Crisis project including producers, editor, videographer, and educational outreach staff, costs for producing DVDs for distribution and materials for community engagement events, and costs related to field production and edit suite for documentaries and health spots.  A minimum of 15,000 unique visitors will visit the project website. At least 6,000 visitors total will view the new pages for episodes 6 and 7 (3,000 per new webpage). Over one year 325,000 parents and children will view daytime health spots gaining greater awareness of the crisis, while gaining knowledge about ways they can lead healthier lives. 700,000 adults will see Children's Health update spots and will become better informed about the health problems facing children and ways they can take action to improve the situation. Of 350 participants, 300 will take pre and post event surveys, demonstrating greater knowledge about health issues and steps that can be taken on an individual level to improve health. NPT anticipates that a number of viewers will give feedback via phone and email. Typically 15-20 comments will be received from documentaries such as these. 60% of those comments will demonstrate greater awareness of health issues facing children in Tennessee.

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