Resources

The following resources provide additional information on efforts to support the health and well-being of all children and families. Decision-makers at all levels can use them as they work to build a Culture of Health.

State of Childhood Obesity

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Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State of Childhood Obesity collects the best-available data on childhood obesity rates, synthesizes and makes recommendations on key policies to prevent obesity, and highlights stories of action from across the country. Explore new updates on childhood obesity and its connection to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Children and Families

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports programs that address childhood obesity, early childhood and families' well-being to ensure that all they have the opportunity for lifelong health. Learn more about the resources the Foundation offers.

Survey: Parents are Struggling to Provide for Their Families During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly challenged parents who have lost income and are trying to keep their children healthy and stable. Urban Institute conducted a national survey, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of adults ages 18–64 to show how much parents have been impacted. Check out its key findings.

Poll: The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America

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Check out this NPR, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and RWJF polling series that examines the most serious health and financial problems facing households across America prior to the expiration of federal coronavirus support programs.

Research: Reducing Childhood Obesity Now May Help in the Next Pandemic

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Research suggests that obesity leads to greater risk of becoming severely ill from diseases such as COVID-19. How can we address health disparities that contribute to obesity to better protect our children from future public health crises? Learn more about the research's key findings.