Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,

a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

  • Growing a MovementHKHC helped 49 partnerships support healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention activities. Read what emerged from this endeavor focused on reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in Growing a Movement.



  • This work is about three things: people, places and partnerships. If these are not your main driving factors in everything you do, then the result is nil.
    Ben Epperson, HKHC Project Coordinator
  • It was a pivotal moment.  As part of Black History Month, an event was held to discuss racism, celebrate victories and talk about the work that still needed to be done. Greenville had just received the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) grant, and a media announcement named particular communities that would be a focus for the work.