Young children need quality care and learning, and healthy, safe places to live and play. The grantmaking initiative that supports this work is Growing Up Healthy.
Where We're Working
A healthy early childhood, from pre-birth through age five, sets the stage for a healthy, productive adulthood.
Through this focus area, grantee organizations have improved the quality of housing, reduced children's exposures to harmful chemicals, increased readiness for kindergarten and increased children's access to healthy foods and safe places to play.
Funded organizations work with community partners in four areas to improve health.
Action plans, publications and tools developed that can be used by other communities to apply approaches and lessons learned.
Significant progress has been made to increase awareness of the impact of social and economic influences on health.
More than 50% of our health is influenced by social and economic factors.
Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids
The Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids project improves children's health by improving the quality of rental housing in the Phillips neighborhood.