Support for the YMCA's Pioneering Healthier Communities local and state policy-change initiative around childhood obesity, Phase 1

The purpose of this project is to replicate the YMCA of the USA's Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative, which has trained teams of community leaders across the United States to make their communities healthier. The deliverable will be to replicate the initiative in 32 communities in six states by using the YMCA's state alliances to team local leaders with state-level stakeholders to develop a state action plan for policy change supporting childhood obesity prevention. The YMCA will develop all communications-related activities and products in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Childhood Obesity communications team. No portion of the RWJF grant will support lobbying activities or any communication to legislators reflecting a view on specific legislation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $6,821,364.00

Awarded on: 10/30/2008

Time frame: 1/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

Grant Number: 64981


YMCA of the USA

101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, 60606-7301


Monica Hobbs Vinluan
Project Director