The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications from people like you!
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications from people like you!
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, released its annual How Do You Measure Up? report Thursday, Aug. 3. The report examines state legislative activity on policies proven to reduce death and suffering from cancer.
How do current policy makers, early care and education advocates, and program administrators find how their state compares to others in the child care landscape?
Did you know Latino kids are more dehydrated and drink less water than white kids, heightening risk of fatigue and impacting brain function?
Do you want to know how you can build equity and promote health in your community? Join the Culture of Health Through Advocacy discussion Saturday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center on the Center Stage.
Advocates from across the United States came together in Baltimore, July 10 through 13, for the Voices for Healthy Kids 2017 Policy Summits.
Kids to Parks is Nevada’s new way to encourage kids to grab their backpacks, shoes and get out and explore.
Congratulations to all who have worked in Massachusetts to make sure all have access to healthy food!
According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, children and teens should be screened for obesity when visiting doctors. The panel suggests that screening should begin at age 6 and be advised to attend weight management courses if needed.
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Leaders are people who are actively working - either professionally or as volunteers - to change policies and environments to help children eat better and be more active. We use the following criteria to evaluate whether to approve an applicant for Leader status with the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center.
Do you meet the criteria below? If so, register as a Leader here. There is no cost to be a Leader.
At least one item must be checked within each of the following two categories:
1. Applicant is focused on changing policies and environments
They are working on one of Voices for Healthy Kid's six issue areas:
Ensure foods and beverages in schools meet dietary guidelines
Expand community access to high quality food
Expand physical activity programs in and out of school
Improve built environment in communities to increase physical activity
Use pricing strategies to promote purchase of healthier foods
Use regulation/policy to reduce youth exposure to unhealthy food marketing
They are working on other obesity-related issues, such as:
Their primary focus is working on individual behavior (e.g., teaching kids about food, play, etc.), but they have access to organizations that could provide opportunities to change environments, such as
Public Health Agencies
Their project is commercial, but contributes positively to changing policies and environments, such as:
2. Applicant is organizing others or contributing to organizing efforts
They are organizing others by:
Providing volunteer opportunities
Building contact lists of supporters to engage in advocacy
They provide support to organizations or leaders doing work changing policies and environments, such as:
They are a leader in a governmental body that may be the target of organizing efforts to change policies and environments, such as a:
Federal or state agency
Mayor or other local executive office
Federal, state, county or local public health department
Federal, state, county or transportation department
Federal, state or local education agency or school board
If the applicant claims to work for an organization, at least one item must be checked below:
3. Applicant works for an organization:
Has an email address that matches the domain of the organization they list
Is listed on the organization website as staff
The Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center is looking for bloggers who can write about issues that matter to our community on a regular basis. If you would like to be considered for this network, please check this box.