American Heart Association
The American Heart Association aims to improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. They are the the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. They provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. over the next 5 years.
Voices for Healthy Kids
Voices for Healthy Kids®, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association (AHA), works to help all young people eat healthier foods and be more active. Nearly one in three kids and teens is overweight or obese. By engaging, organizing and mobilizing people in communities across the United States, Voices for Healthy Kids will help make the healthy choice the easy choice in the places where children live, learn, and play.
Voices for Healthy Kids Physical Education Toolkit
For too many students, PE in schools doesn’t exist. PE programs should not be viewed as an option, but rather as a necessity, if we want to set our kids up for a healthy future. Together, with members of our community, local policymakers, and school administrators, we can create a school environment that exercises the minds of our kids and protects physical education. That is where this toolkit comes in. We invite you to use the information and resources made available here to support changes in your community that make growing up a healthy weight possible.
Voices for Healthy Kids Complete Streets Toolkit
This toolkit is a compilation of facts, sample materials, and guidance on how to build, engage, and mobilize a social change movement in your state or community on this critical issue. The toolkit is wrapped together by a unique theme designed to maximize interest and action to create and support a healthy learning environment for kids. Together with a collection of parallel toolkits on other proven social change strategies to help kids live more active, healthful lives, we want to help focus and energize advocates around the country. To receive access to the toolkit, click here.
Voices for Healthy Kids Healthy Food Financing – Grocery Stores Toolkit
In this kit are guides to identifying and recruiting volunteers, spreading the word online, alerting local media, holding events and meeting with state and local public officials to encourage policies that enable all communities to have access to healthy food choices at supermarkets.
Voices for Healthy Kids Healthy Foods Financing – Corner Stores Toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community increase access to affordable healthy foods and, more specifically, to advocate for healthy corner store initiatives in underserved areas.
Voices for Healthy Kids Marketing in Schools/Buses Toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community create and support a healthy learning environment for kids. More specifically, the content will help you advocate for eliminating unhealthy food and beverage marketing in schools and on buses so that kids can develop healthy food preferences and habits to last a lifetime.
Voices for Healthy Kids Nutrition Standards for Restaurants Meals Sold to Kids Toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community improve the nutritional quality of restaurant meals marketed and served to children. More specifically, the content will help you advocate for policies requiring restaurants to serve kids’ meals that meet nutritional standards.
Voices for Healthy Kids Sugar Sweetened Beverages Toolkit
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community reduce consumption of sugary beverages and, more specifically, to promote pricing strategies that will discourage consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Feeding Ourselves: Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American Communities
This report explores the complex historical and contemporary challenges to Native American healthy food access, childhood obesity, and health disparities. This report encourages its readers to take the first step toward a solution – becoming aware of the extent of the problem of Native health disparities and its deep interconnections to U.S. Indian policy, poverty, historical trauma and food systems. This includes building awareness of the complex historic and present-day situations of Native peoples, innovative models, and how systemic and long-term changes may be supported by policy changes at the tribal, federal, and philanthropic levels.