The Foundation's initiative, Aligning Forces for Quality: The Regional Market Place was designed to help communities across the country align health care forces to improve the quality of health care. Under this grant, this initiative is managed by the P2 Collaborative of Western New York (WNY) in collaboration with community partners to provide school-aged children, their families, and the entire community with activities that will establish a foundation for making healthy choices about fitness and nutrition at an early age to minimize the trend towards obesity and weight-related illnesses. The project team will engage youth in schools to promote healthy eating and exercise inside and out of school, and convene and facilitate information sharing among service providers and policy makers to inform on grant activities and to share learnings. Deliverables include WNY implementation of the Fit and Fun program to encourage physical activity and healthy eating in schools. Additionally, project partners will work with school administrators to implement two policy changes that may include student access to fresh drinking water, promoting healthier food options, and improving the health of vending machine options.
Amount Awarded $200,000.00
Awarded on: 11/3/2011
Time frame: 12/1/2011 - 2/28/2014
Grant Number: 69648