Increasing capacity at the local level for social intervention to prevent childhood obesity (Year 4)

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 supports Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) in furthering efforts of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 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 include: (1) developing innovative cultural approaches to youth engagement and working with youths to use cultural tactics to enhance the initiatives of CCHE grantees; (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 RWJF funds to support direct or grassroots lobbying activities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $75,000.00

Awarded on: 12/18/2012

Time frame: 12/15/2012 - 12/14/2013

Grant Number: 70567


Third Sector New England

89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, 02111-2680


Kenneth D. Bailey
Project Director


Lori A. Lobenstine
Project Director