Helpful Websites + Resources
The websites listed below may provide helpful information or resources for exisiting or proposed activities. Websites are organized by the Foundation goals, to prevent childhood obesity and to increase access to children's health and dental insurance coverage. A third section provides general resources for nonprofit organizations.
Preventing childhood obesity
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) New Hampshire The HEAL Initiative is a statewide effort to increase healthy eating and active living across multiple sectors in worksites, schools, communities and municipalities, health and the food industry among all populations in New Hampshire.
Compares adult weight status with risk factors and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and
stroke. County comparisons are also provided.
NH Obesity Data Book 2010 The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) released the New Hampshire Obesity Data Book in November 2010. For the first time, all sources of obesity-related data have been gathered into one publication.
The 2012 New Hampshire Livable Walkable Communities (LWC) toolkit has been prepared for use statewide as a resource for incorporating livable, walkable community principles into local, state and regional planning programs, policies and statutes. Prepared by the Southern NH Planning Commission with the LWC Advisory Committee, the updated toolkit identifies the key principles and recommendations for planners and municipalities, as well as coalitions and individuals.
Early Sprouts Early Sprouts uses a "seed to table" curriculum centered on a working garden program. The goals of Early Sprouts are to increase healthier food consumption in young children, promote school and family based dietary changes, and reduce the risks associated with childhood overweight and obesity.
The Convergence Partnership The goal of the Convergence Partnership, a consortium of national funders and CDC, is to change policies and environments to better achieve the vision of healthy people living in healthy places.
NH Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Safe Routes to School is a nationwide effort encouraging children in kindergarten through eighth grade, including those with disabilities, to safely walk or ride bikes to school. SRTS helps communities by reimbursing them for the costs of bringing more balance to their transportation system.
The Plan maps out a vision for communities with more sidewalks, green spaces, trails, and pathways for walkers and bicyclists and outlines clear strategies to get there.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
RWJF has made a commitment to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by building on the evidence of promising efforts, through action at the community level and by building a broad national constituency for preventing childhood obesity.
Walkable Communities provides resources for thriving, livable, sustainable places that give their residents safe transportation choices and improved quality of life designed around the human foot, and to help improve resource responsibility, safety, physical fitness and social interaction.
Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to serve as a focal point for primary prevention practice—promoting policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts that improve health and quality of life.
Healthy and Active Before 5
This 20-page planning guide, an Action Plan for Contra Costa County, California, includes eight principles for preventing childhood obesity in children ages 0-5. The plan identifies actions and policies that support each of the principles and is a useful resource for parents of young children and professionals who work with families with young children.
Color Me Healthy
A program designed to promote "moving and eating healthy" for children ages four and five in child care and Head Start settings. Resources include a teacher guide, classroom materials, reproducible parent newsletters and more.
Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, December 2009 Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine, led CDC to issue a set of four fact sheets for school staff, parents and youth to support and develop strong nutrition standards that will impact the health of students at school.
Institute of Medicine The nation turns to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for science-based advice¬†on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health. In 2008, the IOM established - the Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention.
LiveFit NH-NHPTV LiveFit NH is a New Hampshire Public Television community engagement project designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in children and adults. The LiveFIT NH initiative demonstrates educational and outreach activities and online resources for individuals, families, schools and communities to battle obesity trends.
NH Department of Education (NH DOE) NH DOE's Bureau of Nutrition and Program Services provides meals to schools, child care centers, summer camps and other programs that serve low-income children in New Hampshire.
Let's Move Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. The Let‚Äôs Move initiative gives parents helpful information and fosters environments that support healthy choices such as: providing healthier foods in our schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food and helping kids become more physically active.
NECON NECON is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as a vehicle for the development and enhancement of disease prevention and health promotion public policies and practices in New England. Click on the link to read the Strategic Plan for Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in New England.
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
Increasing access to children's health and dental insurance coverage
NH Voices for Health New Hampshire Voices for Health is a network of consumer and advocacy organizations and individuals allied in their commitment to securing quality, affordable health care for all in New Hampshire. The network believes that no one in New Hampshire should go without adequate, accessible health care coverage.
NH Division of Public Health Services report on oral health improvements among NH public school students. The document also provides an overview of oral health initiatives that may have contributed to these improvements.
Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) CCF works at the federal and state levels to help states find effective policies for increasing health care coverage for children and families, and to analyze and monitor how federal policy developments and state-based initiatives affect the health care coverage of America's families.
KidsWell is a state and national advocacy and organizing campaign to ensure successful implementation of health care reform on behalf of children.
Children's Alliance of NH The Children's Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-issue child advocacy organization focused on targeting NH needs through advocacy, community engagement and enabling community action. The Children's Alliance is the home for the NH Kids Count Project which documents the condition of children and families and highlights the most promising ways of helping kids grow up to be healthy.
Endowment for Health The Endowment for Health produces two websites relative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pilot provides information on specific aspects of the ACA legislation and Insight provides news and commentary regarding this important piece of legislation.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Americans' lack of meaningful access to affordable and stable health care coverage has been a central concern of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) since its inception 35 years ago.
The Kaiser Family Foundation The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
New England Alliance for Children's Health The New England Alliance for Children's Health is an initiative of Community Catalyst, a national nonprofit advocacy organization that builds consumer and community participation in the shaping of the U.S. health care system
Resources for Nonprofits, Grant Writers, etc.
NH Center for NonprofitsA resource for NH nonprofit organizations with training opportunities, leadership skill building, and technical assistance geared toward strengthening organizations vital to NH's residents. "Grants Central" includes grant writing resources, a searchable funding database, and other grant-related resources.
National Network of Fiscal Sponsors
Minnesota Council on Foundations The MN Council on Foundations provides tools and resources for grant seekers. The section titled "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal" is a good general tool for grant writers.
Alliance for Justice (AFJ) AFJ is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's, and consumer advocacy organizations. It has developed multiple resources for nonprofit grantees conducting public policy and advocacy work.
BoardSource BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.
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