Increasing capacity at the local level for social intervention to prevent childhood obesity (Year 3)

The Foundation's program, Communities Creating Healthy Environments: Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Safe Places to Play in Communities of Color, was designed to build state and national momentum to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity through strategic investment in those communities most affected.This grant provides support for Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) in furthering efforts of the Foundation to address childhood obesity through strategic investments in local advocacy and community-building. Specifically, DS4SI will develop materials and resources that will build the capacity of grantees of the Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE) national program to develop effective, replicable policy initiatives to address childhood obesity, especially in communities most affected by the epidemic. Deliverables will include: (1) developing specific materials and exercises regarding culture, spectacle, game theory and other aspects of social intervention; (2) participating in strategic communications and other strategy discussions related to CCHE; and (3) facilitating discussions and providing training at technical assistance meetings, as well as at regional and national CCHE convenings. The grantee will not use Foundation funds to support lobbying activities or any communication to legislators reflecting a view on specific legislation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $75,000.00

Awarded on: 10/21/2011

Time frame: 11/15/2011 - 11/14/2012

Grant Number: 69523


Third Sector New England

89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, 02111-2680


Kenneth D. Bailey
Project Director


Lori A. Lobenstine
Project Director