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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American Lung Association

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 […]

American Heart Association

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 […]

New York Academy of Medicine

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 […]

Voices for Healthy Kids

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 […]

Playworks

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]