Healthy Communities Initiatives

Since 2009, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has provided funding to Y’s in 20 states and 32 communities across the nation to collaborate with community and state-level leaders on efforts to ensure that healthy living is within reach for all people. In a recent sample of 14 of those states, leaders reported having influenced 2,844 state-level changes to support healthy living, impacting up to 152 million lives. In addition, the 32 community sites have influenced 3,198 changes. 

The Healthy Living Framework helps us see what environments and categories we can have an impact in with our programs.  We need to be working both across and down the framework.