The following organizations share OPCE's goal of building healthier communities. Their websites contain useful information and resources for CHSC grantees and those working in the field of obesity prevention.


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Active Living by Design

Active Living By Design creates community-led change by working with local, state, and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating.

Added Value

Added Value promotes the sustainable development of Red Hook, Brooklyn by nurturing a new generation of young leaders through the operation of an urban farming enterprise. Added Value creates opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills, and positively engage with their community. Since opening, Added Value has provided long-term training to […]

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals, and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids. The Alliance’s goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits by collaborating with and empowering people and leaders […]

Alliance of New York State YMCAs

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs is comprised of 45 independent Ys and more than 120 YMCA branches, making up an extraordinary group of dedicated nonprofits working together to strengthen the communities in NY. Each of the Ys is equipped and motivated to deliver lasting personal and social development to people of all ages, […]

American Academy of Pediatrics

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Berkeley Media Studies Group

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding advocates’ ability to improve the systems and structures that determine health. Through research, BMSG learns how the media characterizes health issues and is able to help advocates harness lessons from the research to develop the skills needed to shape media coverage.

Bike New York

Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and New York City’s leading proponent of cycling as a practical, sustainable, and healthy means of transportation and recreation. Bike New York offers free bike education programs throughout the five boroughs, whereby they teach kids and adults how to ride a bike, and how to do so safely […]

BikeNYC

BikeNYC.org is your home for all things bicycling in New York City. With a user friendly calendar and daily tips and deals, BikeNYC.org is the go-to source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City.

Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. The BPC Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative seeks to enhance physical activity and nutritional opportunities for all Americans by bringing together key experts, policymakers and stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaborative action in four […]

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap assesses the impact of policies, programs, and other environmental influences on adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and related outcomes. In 2003, BTG expanded its efforts to include research on the policies, programs, and other factors that contribute to physical activity/inactivity, dietary behaviors, and obesity.

California Project LEAN

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools, early childcare and other community settings in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Our efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, […]

Center for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI is a leading advocacy organization focused on nutrition, food safety, and health. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools

The CDC’s Healthy Schools section includes a multitude of resources on the nutrition environment, physical activity, obesity prevention, and chronic conditions. These resources include: data, tools, trainings, school health guidelines, local school wellness policy, state programs, resources for parents, and information on the link between health and academics.

ChangeLab

ChangeLab Solutions has multiple tools for building healthier communities, including active communities, healthy food environments, limiting unhealthy foods, junk food marketing, and healthier schools.

Children’s Aid Society

The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

City Harvest

City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, and since pioneering this model in 1982, has collected and distributed over 500 million pounds of healthy food. City Harvest has also developed Healthy Neighborhoods programs to respond to the need for emergency food, improve access to fruits and vegetables for residents in low-income communities, and […]

Coalition for Healthy School Food

The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.

Cookshop

CookShop, the core nutrition education program of the Food Bank For New York City, gives low-income children, adults and teens the knowledge and tools to adopt and enjoy a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. With hands-on workshops reaching over 40,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs, CookShop teaches nutrition and physical […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Edible Schoolyard NYC

Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools to transform the hearts, minds, and eating habits of young New Yorkers through garden and kitchen classes integrated into the school day.

Fan4Kids

FAN4Kids is a non-profit company offering a comprehensive and innovative program designed to introduce kids to a lifetime of healthy living. Working with kids, parents, schools, and local communities, FAN4Kids brings an enhanced level of fitness and nutrition education into schools and homes. Our target population is elementary school students in low-income, urban public schools.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network of food banks is leading the fight against hunger in communities nationwide. The Feeding America network provides food and support to more than 12 million children each year through programs like the BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, the School Pantry Program, and the Child Hunger Corps. The Feeding America network secures and […]

Food Bank of Central New York

The Food Bank of Central New York is a non-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. The Food Bank of Central New York partners with 250 emergency food programs in the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and […]

Food Marketing Work Group

The Food Marketing Workgroup is a network of more than 225 organizations and academic experts dedicated to eliminating harmful food marketing — particularly marketing aimed at those who are most vulnerable to obesity and other nutrition-related diseases — by actively identifying, investigating, and advocating changes to marketing practices that undermine health.

FoodCorps NY

FoodCorps NY is a partner organization that provides hands on food education in high-need schools in NYC. The host site in NYC is Edible Schoolyard NYC, which partners with public schools to transform the hearts, minds, and eating habits of young New Yorkers. Edible Schoolyard NYC staff work in schools to support garden builds and […]

Foodlink

Foodlink is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Our operations target the root causes of hunger. Foodlink distributes food to a network of human service agencies, serving meals through our commercial kitchen, and offering more than 30 food-related […]

Funder’s Collaborative for Youth Organizing

The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is a collection of national, regional and local grant makers and youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing as a strategy for youth development and social transformation. FCYO’s mission is to cultivate resources for young people taking action to build healthy and equitable communities.

GOBike Buffalo

Through advocacy efforts, infrastructure improvements, and community programs, GObike Buffalo works to create healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly options in the greater Buffalo region.

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo enables community-led efforts to revitalize the city and enhance quality of life through the creation and maintenance of community gardens that beautify blocks, grow healthy food, and strengthen neighborhood spirit.

Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine builds healthy, equitable, and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems, and 21st Century workforce development. Dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope, our school-based model using urban agriculture aligned to key school performance indicators grows healthy students and healthy schools to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods […]

Green Guerillas

Green Guerrillas helps community gardeners sustain vital grassroots groups and cultivate healthy community gardens through plant giveaways, community organizing activities, fundraising assistance, and youth engagement programs.

Green Thumb

Green Thumb provides programming and material support to over 600 community gardens in New York City. Workshops, which are the access point for supplies, are held every month of the year, covering gardening basics to more advanced farming and community organizing topics

Grow to Learn NYC

The Citywide School Garden Initiative was established in 2010 as a public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, GrowNYC, and several government agency partners. Their efforts are focused on coordination, collaboration and communication with government agencies, non-profits, private corporations, teachers, schools, parents, kids and individuals who impact or want to support […]

Growing Food Connections

This partnership aims to enhance community food security while ensuring sustainable and economically viable agriculture and food practices. This involves building the capacity of local governments to create public policy to ensure sustainability.

GrowNYC

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

GrowNYC

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) whose goal is to implement healthy eating and active living policies, and environmental-change initiatives that support healthier communities for children and families across the United States.

Healthy Syracuse Coalition

Healthy Syracuse is a coalition of health-supporting non-profits and government agencies working to build a healthier community through its five interconnected areas of focus: health equity, youth wellness, worksite wellness, tobacco control, and diabetes prevention.

Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

For over the past 25 years, HPNAP has provided State and Federal funds to improve the quality of food distributed to an estimated total of 2,600 Emergency Food Relief Organizations (EFRO) such as food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters in New York State which provide over 195 million meals each year to […]

Hunger Solutions New York

Hunger Solutions strives to maximize participation in, and support for, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Hunger Solutions New York develops and distributes information and resources for community-based organizations and agencies to use to further the fight against hunger and advocates at the […]

Just Food

Just Food empowers and supports community leaders to advocate for and increase access to healthy, locally-grown food, especially in under-served NYC neighborhoods. Topics of focus include: CSA, Urban Agriculture and Markets, Food Education, Farm to Food Pantry, Farmers Markets, and Farm-to-School.

Leadership for Healthy Communties

Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.

Let’s Move America

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy […]

Massachusetts Avenue Project and Growing Green

The mission of the Massachusetts Avenue Project is to nurture the growth of a diverse and equitable local food system and promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food, and social change education.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The NAACP brings its voice to assist in the eradication of racial and ethnic disparities, with a focus not only on disease prevention, but on the social and environmental 93 factors that affect health and wellness.

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR works to improve nutrition in the Latino community by increasing access to federal food assistance programs, resources and education to ensure families can meet at the dinner table for […]

National Good Food Network

The National Good Food Network is bringing together people from all parts of the rapidly emerging good food system — producers, buyers, distributors, advocates, investors, and funders — to create a community dedicated to scaling up good food sourcing and access. Addresses food hubs, farm to school, and retail.

National PTA

National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, businesses and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. The goal of PTA’s health and safety programming is to be a resource for PTA leaders in partnering with schools to create safe environments that encourage healthy, safe […]

NEA Health Information Network

The NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) is a non-profit health and safety organization closely aligned with the National Education Association (NEA). NEA HIN advances information, programs, services and policies that improve the health and safety of NEA members and the students they serve.

New York Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by partnering with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn.  The New York Action for Healthy Kids Team is dedicated […]

New York Bicycling Coalition

New York Bicycling Coalition advocates for pro-bicycle policies and funding at all levels of government; educates New Yorkers about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling; provides technical assistance and support to advocates and government entities; and promotes bicycle tourism across the state.

New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities Fund

The New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund can assist for-profit, nonprofit, or cooperative food markets that are located in underserved areas in New York State. The New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund can assist for-profit, nonprofit, or cooperative food markets that are located in underserved areas in New York […]

New York School Nutrition Association

The New York School Nutrition Association provides information, services, and continuing education to school nutrition and food service professionals in New York State. This includes sponsoring conferences where attendees receive educational opportunities through workshops, speakers, and exhibits showcasing the latest innovative food service and nutrition trends. The most current regulations and issues in school nutrition […]

New York School-Based Health Alliance

The New York School-Based Health Alliance represents school-based health centers (SBHC) in New York State. SBHCs exist at the intersection of education and health and are the caulk that prevents children and adolescents from falling through the cracks. They provide care – primary health, mental health and counseling, family outreach, and chronic illness management – […]

New York State Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides checks to women, infants and children through the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) and to seniors in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for the purchase of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides checks to women, infants and children through […]

New York State Public Health Association

The New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association and serves as a statewide organization for members from all disciplines in the public health spectrum including state and county health departments, healthcare; policy and advocacy organizations; community based health and human service programs and workers; academia and […]

OPEN Physical Education

OPEN Phys Ed helps teachers help their students by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools to every physical education teacher. OPEN is a backward designed curriculum project that targets SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes.

PedNet

PedNet Coalition (“pedestrian and pedaling network”) is a non-profit organization that promotes active transportation through advocacy and educational programming. They work to make it easier for people to walk, bike, use wheelchairs, and public transit for transportation.

Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts helps states ensure that all foods served in U.S. schools are healthy. Through a data-driven, analytical approach to developing strategies, Pew supports states in improving the nutrition of meals, snacks, and beverages available to students nationwide.

Phys Ed for All Coalition

The Phys Ed for All Coalition advocates for equal access to quality physical education in New York City schools.

PolicyLink

Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allows everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity. Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work […]

Recycle-A-Bicycle

Recycle-A-Bicycle utilizes the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth of New York City and beyond.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

The Regional Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 30 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

Safe Routes Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a national non-profit that advances policy change and catalyzes support for healthy, active communities, starting with walking and bicycling to school. They are dedicated to creating livable, sustainable communities where all people can be healthy and physically active. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a […]

Salud America!

Salud America! is a national online network of researchers, community group leaders, decision makers and members of the public working together to support healthy policy and environmental changes that can help reverse the Latino childhood obesity epidemic.

Sasaki Associates

Sasaki Associates is an international practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development. Sasaki projects demand collaboration between these disciplines. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, Sasaki has embraced the healthy concept and has worked with communities across the country […]

School Food Focus

Based in New York City but with a nationwide reach, School Food FOCUS is a national collaborative that leverages the knowledge and procurement power of large school districts to make school meals nationwide more healthful, regionally sourced, and sustainably produced.

Shop Healthy NYC

Shop Healthy NYC works with communities — 13 including residents, food retailers, and food suppliers and distributors — to increase access to healthy foods. Shop Healthy NYC has developed a guide for community residents and organizations interested in working with local food retailers to increase healthy offerings, like fresh fruits and vegetables, 100% whole wheat […]

Slow Food New York City

Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our […]

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for, and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. From providing more sidewalks so people can walk to their town center to ensuring that more homes are built near public transit or productive farms remain a part of our […]

Syracuse Grows

Syracuse Grows is a grassroots coalition of individuals, gardens, and community collaborators working to cultivate a just foodscape in the City of Syracuse. Syracuse Grows provides advocacy, programming, education, and resources to support food justice and community development through community gardening and urban agriculture.

The Food Trust

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access […]

The Notah Begay III Foundation

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3 Foundation) was established as an answer to the overwhelming statistic—one in two Native American children born since 2000 will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to prevent Type 2 diabetes and its leading cause, childhood obesity, through sports and health and wellness programs that […]

The Partnership for Healthier NYC

The goal of the Partnership is to significantly reduce chronic disease in New York City—for everyone—by supporting proven, community-level efforts, to change the environments in which people make decisions that impact their health. We are committed to making New York City a healthier place to live, work and play.

The Praxis Project

The Praxis Project is a nonprofit movement support intermediary and an institution of color that is focused on movement building for fundamental change. The Project’s mission is to build healthy communities by changing the power relationships between people of color and the institutional structures that affect their lives.

Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile and to promote bicycling, walking and public transit. With 100,000 active supporters and a committee of activists working locally in every borough, T.A. fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes, save lives and improve everyday transportation […]

UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to promoting solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. The Center serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to our understanding of the complex forces affecting how […]

University of Rochester Medical Center

University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Pediatrics (URMCA) is a nationally respected center for research, teaching, patient care, and community service whose mission includes providing excellence in the four pillars—clinical care, research, education, and community—of health. URMC’s goal is to provide patient care that is high quality, safe, and improved by our scientific research.

Wellness in the Schools

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, WITS develops and implements programs that provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn […]

Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo

The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo’s mission is to create a healthy community. This mission is addressed by advocating for and facilitating strategy fostering a regional culture that invests in, encourages, and sustains individual, family, organizational, and community capacity to practice positive civic, environmental, economic, and health enhancing behaviors. Strategically guided by the interdisciplinary “healthy […]

Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Wave works in 33 states and could be a partner in New York. They run, among other efforts, a nutrition incentive program that provides a monetary incentive when low-income consumers spend their federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets and other retail outlets on fresh fruits and vegetables. They were identified by the White House […]

YMCA of the USA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., the YMCA engages 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities […]