Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,

a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

  • Growing a MovementHKHC helped 49 partnerships support healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention activities. Read what emerged from this endeavor focused on reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in Growing a Movement.



  • HKHC has played a key role in bringing parks to the spotlight in Chicago, improving communication among city departments, local experts, parks staff and volunteers, and advancing best practices within the Chicago Park District.
    Lucy Gomez-Feliciano, HKHC Project Director
  • Stephanie Welch of Knox County

    “If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I don’t do well working only on one thing,” said Stephanie Welch. And she’s clearly addressed that issue. Stephanie is the Community Development and Planning Director for the Knox County Health Department and Project Director for the Knox County Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) grant.