Reversing childhood obesity in communities of color through increased public awareness and promoting federal policies

Under this grant project, the National Urban League (NUL) Policy Institute will build upon and expand its outreach and advocacy to create public awareness of childhood obesity and to promote federal policies that address disparities in access to healthy food and physical activity. NUL will accomplish this by creating a communications platform and disseminating it to its constituency via the Urban League's affiliate network, community leaders, thought leaders, policy-makers and the general public. Deliverables will include: (1) a series of fact sheets and issue briefs; (2) a series of articles in NUL publications; (3) a series of panels, roundtables and other thought-leader activities; and (4) integration of the list of recommendations on childhood obesity policy into the Urban League movement. NUL will not use Foundation funds for lobbying.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $400,000.00

Awarded on: 12/14/2009

Time frame: 12/15/2009 - 3/31/2012

Grant Number: 67042


National Urban League Inc.

120 Wall Street
New York, 10005-3904


Jacqueline C. Ayers
Project Director