Faith-Based Advocacy: Galvanizing Communities to End Childhood Obesity

Advancing the interests of low- and moderate-income families in the national health reform debate by strengthening the faith voice

Field of Work: working with faith-based organizations to advance community policies or environmental changes that address childhood obesity

Problem Synopsis: The call for proposals (CFP) placed special emphasis on reaching children at greatest risk for obesity on the basis of income, race/ethnicity or location.

Synopsis of the Work: The CFP sought proposals that focused on improving policies in one of two areas: (1) the availability of affordable healthy foods; and (2) access to safe places for children to play.

Key Results

  • RWJF allocated up to $5,625,000 for up to 25 grants of up to $225,000 each. The two-year grants were funded starting in December 2008. This introduction links to reports on a selection of the projects.