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.



  • “We want all Portland residents to be able to live in a neighborhood that has health built right into the environment."
    Noelle Dobson, former HKHC Project Director
  • An artist is skilled at seeing things not as they are, but as they could be. Combine the artist’s eye with international experience and you have someone with limitless imagination of what “could be.”  You have, in fact, Maria Teresa Cerqueira, the Chief of the U.S.-Mexico Border Office of the Pan American Health Organization in El Paso, TX. She is also the Project Director for their Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative.