Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey
Mid/Late Year Youth Related Grants 2013
National Florence Crittenton Mission dba National Crittenton Foundation, Portland, Ore., $119,219 to provide support for convenings of key stakeholders, whose work focuses on improving health and well-being of marginalized girls and young women, that will initiate a cross-sector dialogue on and support development of a primary strategy.
Loyola Marymount University Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Los Angeles, $199,007 to build state and national momentum to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity through strategic investment in those communities most affected.
Transtria LLC, St. Louis, $100,000 to fund the development, coordination, and publishing of a peer-reviewed journal supplement, summarizing evaluation activities for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities national program.
Gutman Research Associates, Cranbury, N.J., $77,970 to develop a plan for linking the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Childhood Obesity team’s major research programs to an efficient network that will help to inform and learn from the Voices for Healthy Kids advocacy campaigns, a collaboration of RWJF and the American Heart Association.
University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy, $660,000 to (1) continue the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded annual National School Wellness Policy Study on the implementation and effect of congressionally mandated school wellness policies and relevant state laws in all 50 states; (2) evaluate and widely report on the effect of these policies on youths’ diets and physical activity and obesity levels; and (3) work with the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research to pursue funding for sustaining the survey in 2015 and beyond.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, $1.3 million to stimulate and support investigator-initiated research and build a field of researchers focused on preventing obesity among Latino children, and, in renewal, to build popular demand for policy and environmental changes to prevent obesity.
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, $354,608 to develop and test optimal designs for communicating to the public about health risks, and to create a best-practices manual and style guide to share the results of that work with the field.
Specialty Studios, San Francisco, $158,013 to provide strategic communications support for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, $170,000 to assess nutrition and physical activity practices and policies of child-care centers in states with the highest obesity rates.
Policylink, Oakland, Calif., $1.2 million to (1) continue to grow the Web portal for access to healthy foods and position it as the premier, one-stop online site for stakeholders working to improve access to healthy foods; (2) maximize the efficiency of sharing information and new opportunities; and (3) build a community of practice to share resources and foster connections.
National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality Inc. (NICHQ), Boston, $85,000 to develop a strategy for broad dissemination and adoption of healthy weight plans that improve health care providers’ ability to motivate healthy behaviors.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, $150,000 to build the evidence base to prevent childhood obesity by evaluating state-level policies that might affect children’s access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.
AfterSchool Alliance, Washington, $350,000 to support (1) the development and administration of the third wave of the America After 3PM national survey and (2) a cohort of six Active Hours Afterschool Ambassadors.
Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, College Station, $150,000 to build the evidence base to prevent childhood obesity by evaluating state-level policies that might affect children’s access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.
AIGA, New York City, $20,000 to support and host a panel discussion at the 2013 AIGA Design Conference on “How Design Can Play a Role in Childhood Obesity Prevention.”
National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Washington, $700,000 to establish the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, which will accelerate and sustain progress in prevention by bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to explore and develop on-the-ground implementation strategies.
United Way of Greater Philadephia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, $220,000 to support a four-year major initiative to seed community and state partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in New Jersey.
YMCA of Trenton, $220,000 to support a four-year major initiative to seed community and state partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in New Jersey.
Stanford University School of Medicine, $109,073 to Improve healthy eating among children through changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policies: An economic microsimulation.
Family Health International, Washington, $547,708 to fund the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research coordinating center, organized to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and application of childhood-obesity-prevention research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, Trenton, N.J., $453,919 to provide technical assistance and direction for RWJF’s New Jersey partnership for Healthy Kids: Communities Making A Difference to Prevent Childhood Obesity.
Medscape, New York, $749,890 to engage health care professionals with knowledge, skills, and opportunities to advocate childhood obesity prevention in community settings.
Notah Begay III Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M., $1.5 million to support a national initiative to change policies and environments to reduce childhood obesity in American Indian communities.
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, $102,174 to the nutritional quality of competitive foods in schools and establish a baseline for evaluating new USDA guidelines.
Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, Vineland, N.J., $220,000 to support a four-year major initiative to seed community and state partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in New Jersey.
Raritan Valley YMCA, New Brunswick, N.J., $220,000 to support a four-year major initiative to seed community and state partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in New Jersey.
YMCA of Newark and Vicinity, $220,000 to support a four-year major initiative to seed community and state partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in New Jersey.
Cornerstone Government Affairs, Washington, $300,000 to provide strategic planning and guidance to support policy objectives of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Group at the federal and state levels.
Campaign to End Obesity, Washington, $149,113 to support the creation of a white paper that will examine the usage of the New Markets Tax Credit Program to improve investments in increasing physical activity and access to healthy foods.
Opportunity Finance Network, Philadelphia, $30,000 to support a track addressing healthy food financing at the 2013 Opportunity Finance Network Conference in Philadelphia.
University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, CARES, Columbia, $675,000 to develop, implement, and provide technical assistance for a geographic information system designed for supporting efforts to prevent childhood obesity.
University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, $477,773 to engage national interests, principally in childhood obesity and child health, as a way to leverage resources, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact locally and create a network for health policy change in Colorado.
Texas Health Institute, Austin, $50,000 to create a strategic plan that delineates tactics and activities aimed at reducing and preventing obesity within 16 Southern states.