By Patti Wheater Communications and Development Specialist of the Fremont Area Community Foundation OSCEOLA COUNTY\u00a0\u2014 The\u00a0Osceola County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Fremont Area Community Foundation,\u00a0has been awarded a grant of approximately $29,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support\u00a0community-wide solutions for reducing teen pregnancies and increasing access to prenatal care in the\u00a0county. \u201cThis grant will allow us to collaborate with local partners on an effective teen pregnancy prevention\u00a0campaign,\u201d said Larry Neiderheide, chair of the OCCF Board of Trustees. \u201cThe high rate of teen\u00a0pregnancy is one of our community\u2019s most challenging youth health behaviors and we look forward to\u00a0working together on evidence-based prevention strategies for Osceola County.\u201d Programs developed with the Michigan Health Endowment funds will target Osceola County male and\u00a0female youths ages 15 to 19 with a particular emphasis on those in low-income households. The community foundation will re-grant dollars from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to train\u00a0service providers and other stakeholders in evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention practices and\u00a0emerging local strategies to reduce teen pregnancies. More information about the grant application\u00a0process will be released this fall. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund awarded more than $8.5 million to 29 community foundations\u00a0across the state, making it the Fund\u2019s second largest distribution of funds to improve the quality of\u00a0health for Michigan\u2019s children and seniors.