Health of the Urban Community
In the tradition of The Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the Foundation is committed to improving the health of Greater Cleveland's most vulnerable individuals and families. To achieve impact in this area, scale is a significant factor.
The Foundation seeks to support especially those projects focusing on health promotion and disease prevention that have the potential to access large populations through existing community infrastructure. To optimize impact in large populations, partnering with both public and private funding sources may be appropriate and necessary.
Of particular interest are proposals in the areas of health-related early childhood development and health-related aging.
Contact Daniel J. Cohn, Program Officer Daniel.Cohn@case.edu
The Role of Childcare Settings
- Keynote Panel Presentations (PDF)
- NPR / Ideastream Coverage of the Summit II
- Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Resource List (DocX)
- Summit Evaluation Survey - Indicate your interests for future involvement in this learning collaborative.
- Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings FINAL 9-18-13 (PDF)
CHILDCARE CENTERS KEY TO HEALTHY START: PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO ENCOURAGE BETTER NUTRITION AND INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN EARLY CARE AND LEARNING CENTERS
"According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one of every eight preschoolers is obese. Obese preschoolers are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults.
While obesity rates in 19 states have declined, Ohio's have not and threaten to become worse..."
Creating Healthy Schools
Every day, 53 million people go to school to work or learn. Within school environments, these people - children and adults alike - consume about half of their daily food and beverage intake. It is vitally important, therefore, that efforts are made to promote healthy eating and physical activity choices during school hours. Now, thanks to funding from Saint Luke's Foundation, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and the United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program is made available in 2014 to over 75 schools within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Given that 30 percent of Ohio's children and adults are considered clinically obese, the program can't be expanded quickly enough. This Alliance program is a national initiative designed to build systems and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activities throughout school districts. The Healthy Schools Program recognizes schools that create healthier school environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating among students and staff. Overall, it reaches 892 schools and over 465,000 students in the state of Ohio.
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Cleveland City Council Recognizes Mt. Sinai‘s Support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Encourages Implementation of the Healthy Schools Framework in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. See Cleveland City Council Resolution (PDF)