Voices for Healthy Kids’ Strategic Campaign Fund
The American Heart Association (AHA) together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States by 2015 and to decrease racial, ethnic, and income disparities in prevalence. Through the Voices for Healthy Kids’ Strategic Campaign Fund, AHA will award one-year grants up to a maximum of $90,000 that target six advocacy priorities, including increasing the number of healthy food retail outlets receiving funding from food financing initiatives in underserved communities. The Fund aims to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. Priority will be given to campaigns reaching the highest need populations and/or those with the greatest potential to impact wider movement-building impact and momentum.