Highlander is proud to be part of part of Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE), a new initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to prevent childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities of color.
CCHE will provide funding and technical assistance for up to ten local community organizing groups and indigenous nations with grants of up to $250,000 over three years.
The Praxis Project, which is coordinating CCHE, has recently released a Call for Proposals for the program. Their announcement is below. For more information, visit www.ccheonline.org. Proposals are due February 26 at 3 p.m. EST.
Highlander is a member of the Technical Assistance, Organizing and Outreach Team for CCHE, focusing on the South and Midwest. For information about Highlander’s work on CCHE, contact Elandria Williams: elandria (at) test.highlandercenter.org or 865-973-1896. If you cannot get in touch with Elandria, please call Highlander at 865-933-3443 and speak to Kristi Coleman.
We also wanted spread the word about another initiative called “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities” that will fund projects in 60 communities. For information visit, www.healthykidshealthycommunities.org.
CCHE Call for Proposals
The Praxis Project is proud to announce the Call for Proposals for Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE)-a new grant initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support community organizing and policy advocacy to increase access to healthy food and safe places to play in communities of color. CCHE will provide funding and technical assistance for up to ten local community organizing groups and indigenous nations with grants of up to $250,000 over three years. Youth led organizing groups in communities of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals are due February 26 at 3 p.m. EST.
What kind of organizations should consider applying for CCHE funds?
- Local organizations working in communities of color whose leadership and makeup reflects the populations they serve. Groups with a successful track record of at least two years in community organizing and policy advocacy work to address health-related problems in communities of color.
- Tribal governmental agencies engaged in health policy.
Examples of health-related policy advocacy for local communities include: increasing regulation of or limiting alcohol outlets; changing laws to extend Medicaid eligibility; restricting land uses that pollute or otherwise compromise environmental health; increasing access to translation in health care and social services; creating policies that increase public resources for recreation in underserved communities; and increasing alcohol and/or tobacco excise taxes.
For more information on the Call for Proposals or to become a part of CCHE please visit us at www.ccheonline.org where you can download the Call for Proposals, sign up for information sessions and more!