Building Activity-Friendly Communities
We partner with national groups, states, and communities to advance the following priorities:
High Obesity Program (HOP)
- We fund land grant universities to work with community extension services to increase access to healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties that have more than 40% of adults with obesity.
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program
- We fund recipients to plan and carry out local, culturally-appropriate programs to address a wide range of health issues among African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. One focus of the program is assuring opportunities for physical activity are attainable for all people.
Early Childcare and Educational (ECE) Obesity Prevention Program
- We partner with states to: 1) make state-wide improvements in their ECE system by incorporating obesity prevention standards and practices; and 2) support a targeted group of ECE providers to make facility-wide improvements using a learning collaborative intervention. These activities help providers support breastfeeding, healthy eating, and physical activity for children in their facilities.