The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Their work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, their organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Their nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees.
The New York Academy of Medicine is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of people living in cities. They do this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical library of medicine and public health and its active programming in history, the humanities, and the arts; and their Fellows a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.
Voices for Healthy Kids calls for changes in the food environment in the United States that has enabled the rise in obesity over the last few decades. Their work will unite the voices of moms, dads, sisters, and brothers in communities across America. The changes demanded by these voices will be backed by science and amplified by the leadership and resources of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as the expertise and skills of a vast network of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations. Voices for Healthy Kids focuses efforts in states and communities hardest hit by the epidemic. Voices for Healthy Kids aims to help all children achieve a healthy weight.
Playworks helps schools and districts make the most of recess through on-site staffing, consultative support, professional development, free resources, and more. We also support youth programs and other organizations that wish to improve playtime. Organizations like SHAPE America, The Centers for Disease Control, and City Year all look to Playworks to inform practice and policy.
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.
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 to give back and support neighbors.
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.
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.
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 are based on proven best practices for the Native American community.