During 1998 and 1999, staff with America's Promise—The Alliance for Youth developed and implemented an action plan for the Healthy Start Task Force.
America's Promise—The Alliance for Youth, a national initiative headed by General Colin L. Powell, was created through a Citizens Service Summit convened by the Points of Light Foundation in 1997. The Healthy Start Task Force, headed by the president of RWJF, Steven Schroeder, MD, was part of the initiative's efforts to enhance the well-being and life potential of children at risk.
America's Promise developed and implemented an action plan for the task force's effort.
Key activities included: