Public Policy

HKHC Video Central Valley CA Part 3

 

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: Special video series tracks progress in Central Valley, Calif., Chicago and Louisville, Ky.

Nearly three years ago, three community action partnerships embarked on ambitious efforts to increase families’ access to healthy foods and safe places for children to be physically active. This video series tracks the challenges community activists faced and the milestones they reached as they pushed for local policy changes. The latest trio of videos wraps up a three-part series and showcases early achievements from each community. 

In Central Valley, Calif., nearly 80 community leaders from eight counties graduated from a leadership training program, which has empowered them to fight for safer, healthier neighborhoods.

 

Attribution: 
HKHC and RWJF
Date: 
February 9, 2012
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How to create Playability Plans - Rochester, NY

This video examines the progress that Rochester made through the HKHC project to create policies that encourage active living and healthy eating for children in select neighborhoods.

Five policy areas the FLHSA coalition focused on include
1) Better school food
2) Safer play areas
3) Food standards
4) School activity
5) Breast feeding

Attribution: 
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
Date: 
December 3, 2013
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Developing Health Policies through a Multi-Agency Partnership - Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project, part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative, is addressing childhood obesity through partnerships and the creation of four health policies, led by the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

Attribution: 
Active Living By Design
Date: 
November 26, 2013
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Creating Thriving Communities for All - Hamilton County, OH

Through "We Thrive!," the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities partnership in Hamilton County is empowering and training residents to be ambassadors so that their communities can have access to healthy foods and physical activity. We Thrive! is about granting access to these options for everyone. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

Attribution: 
Active Living By Design
Date: 
November 26, 2013
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Community Resource Type:  Video
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