Related Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Programs and Initiatives

ACTIVE LIVING BY DESIGN

Active Living by Design is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation affiliated with Third Sector New England (TSNE). TSNE is a Boston-based 501(c)(3) that provides resources, best practices and field-building support to non-profit organizations and leaders across the country. This program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
www.activelivingbydesign.org


ACTIVE LIVING RESEARCH

Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Active Living Research supports research to identify environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity. With an interest on reversing the rise of childhood obesity, much of our research focuses on active living related to youth in low-income and high-risk communities. Findings from this research will be used to help inform policy, design of the built environment, and other factors to promote active living.
www.activelivingresearch.org


ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is working nationally to create awareness and real solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program is designed to create a nationwide paradigm shift, in which the perception of a school environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity is the norm and not the exception. The program provides real tools and solutions for schools wanting to create a healthier environment.
www.healthiergeneration.org


BRIDGING THE GAP

Bridging the Gap is a joint project of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Health Policy Center (the “ImpacTeen” component of the initiative) and the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (the Youth, Education and Society component of the initiative). BTG aims to improve our understanding of the effects of policies, practices and other environmental factors on youth diet, physical activity, overweight and BMI, as well as on alcohol consumption, illicit drug use and tobacco use. In addition to evaluating the effectiveness of policies and environmental conditions in reducing obesity and substance use among youth, it also provides ongoing measurements of change in these conditions over time, particularly in the nation’s schools and communities.
www.bridgingthegapresearch.org


COMMUNITIES CREATING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

Communities Creating Healthy Environments (C-CHE) program is a national funding and capacity building initiative to support diverse, community-based organizations and tribal groups in the development and implementation of effective, culturally competent, policy initiatives to address childhood obesity at the local level. C-CHE supports policy advocacy to address childhood obesity in communities most affected through culturally competent, community-centered proposed approaches.
www.ccheonline.org


THE FOOD TRUST

The Food Trust's mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. Founded in 1992, the Trust works to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to nutritious foods, and advocate for better public policy.
www.thefoodtrust.org


HEALTHY EATING RESEARCH

Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among the low-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.
www.healthyeatingresearch.org


HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to implement healthy eating and active living policy- and environmental-change initiatives that support healthy living for children and families. The program prioritizes reaching children with a higher risk for obesity. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is currently assisting 50 communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in an effort to improve the health of children and families.
www.healthykidshealthycommunities.org


NATIONAL POLICY & LEGAL ANALYSIS NETWORK (NPLAN)

ChangeLab Solutions and NPLAN work with community-based organizations, local public health and planning departments, schools, elected officials, government attorneys, and private counsel, creating groundbreaking policy solutions to critical public health challenges. Staff provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and legal and policy tools to advance public health goals.
www.changelabsolutions.org


SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

Launched in August 2005, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, secure funding, and provide educational materials to agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs.
www.saferoutespartnership.org


SALUD AMERICA!

Salud America!, the National Latino Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Network, is geared to unite and increase the number of Latino scientists engaged in researching Latino childhood obesity. It also seeks environmental, behavioral and policy solutions to the epidemic. Salud America! is directed by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
www.salud-america.org

What Leaders are Saying

Absolutely, childhood obesity reduction should be a priority issue for mayors. It is becoming a real health epidemic and it’s something that leaders have to address. This is not just an obesity issue but a future-of-our-children issue.
Manuel "Manny" Diaz, former president, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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