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2014-01-13 00:22:30

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission Calls for Shift in Funding Priorities to Ensure All Children have Access to Early Childhood Development Programs by 2025 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social factors have as much or even more impact on health as the medical care system. In light of this reality, the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America today urged leaders across the U.S. to shift funding priorities to...

2011-07-20 13:50:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to increasing access to healthy fruits and vegetables in low-income communities, Kaiser Permanente is proud to be a founding member of the California FreshWorks Fund, a unique public-private partnership loan fund created to bring healthy food retail to underserved California communities. California FreshWorks Fund was among the models included in Michelle Obama's announcement today on bringing healthy food choices to...

2010-09-28 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Community leaders and experts from around California and the nation have convened in Los Angeles at a two-day national town hall to address the health and social issues facing African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American boys and young men of color. The gathering is exceptional in its size and focus on these issues. The Building Healthy Communities town hall has brought together community leaders, policymakers, researchers, advocates,...

2010-07-08 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the federal transportation authorization bill up for renewal, this national roundtable brings together national and local leaders to discuss promising ways transportation policy can help promote active lifestyles and decrease obesity rates, especially among poor children and children of color. WHAT: A national roundtable to explore the vital connections between transportation policy and childhood obesity in America. WHERE: The National...

2010-06-30 02:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New research funded by The California Endowment finds that African-American and Latino boys and young men are much more likely to experience poor health outcomes than white boys and young men. Most of these differences in health are directly related to the neighborhoods where they grow up. To improve health outcomes for boys and young men, researchers suggest the need for systems-based solutions that are implemented at the community level....

2010-02-09 12:18:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell: "Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic will require the kind of clear-eyed and compassionate leadership Michelle Obama demonstrated today. "As the First Lady stressed, too many of our children attend schools loaded with chips and soda -- and few healthy food options. For many black and Latino children, however, that bleak food landscape extends far beyond the school...

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