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.



  • The challenge will be to think this out for the long term and figure how to sustain the culture change in the years and decades ahead.
    Jessie Baker, HKHC Project Director
  • When Niiobli Armah was born, the bar for his life was already high. You could say he was destined for great work. He grew up with his mother and sisters in the Southwest part of Houston, a diverse suburban area. His mother instilled in him a strong sense of connection to family and community and a deep spiritual foundation for life. His father is from Ghana and imbued in Niiobli strong values around health and their West African culture.