Healthier Communities Initiatives
At Spring Enrichment, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work, learn and play.
Our Healthier Communities Initiatives are built on the concept that local communities can work together to provide healthy choices and support the pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Spring Enrichment locations across the city work in collaboration with community leaders to change policies and physical surroundings to bring healthy living within reach of all people.
Creating a Healthier Environment
Spring Enrichment engaged in our Healthier Communities Initiatives are helping families put nutritious food on the table by bringing farmers markets with fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods where healthy food options are scarce; giving parents peace of mind when they let their kids walk to school by creating safer routes; and keeping a generation of kids healthier by working with schools to increase physical education and physical activity during the school day. These examples are just the beginning.
Spring Enrichments Healthier Communities Initiatives
- Community Transformation Grants
- Pioneering Healthier Communities
- Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Community Transformation Grants
Spring Enrichment will seek funds from Community Transformation Grants (CTG), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative developed to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and lower health care costs. Spring Enrichment plans to implement programs and strategies that promote the health and well-being of individuals in their communities, with a specific focus on African American and Hispanic individuals.
Pioneering Healthier Communities
Spring Enrichment focused on collaborative engagement with community leaders, to find the ways health and well-being are influenced by environments and the impact of policy in sustaining change. With support from the CDC, along with corporate and foundation donors, Spring Enrichment will focus intently on addressing the needs of communities of color and low-income populations.
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Spring Enrichment intends to work in communities of the city with the highest burden of disease with a particular emphasis on Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino communities. In order to achieve the goals of Spring, communities will implement community-wide interventions as well as target interventions with strategies selected by the community teams. These interventions will address critical issues such as ensuring all community members achieve a healthy weight, have access to nutritious foods, are able to be physically active, are not exposed to smoke and other tobacco products and live in places that encourage emotional well-being.