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Building power for Kids & Families. 

Northwest Health Foundation’s Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities initiative will help communities build power for kids and families by 2020.


WHAT WE BELIEVE

Click to enlarge. Our initiative is guided by our principles, mission and commitment to health. It is informed by research and communities' lived experiences. 

It's simple: healthy childhoods build healthy communities, and healthy communities build healthy childhoods.

A safe, healthy childhood sets the stage for lifelong health. But no child raises themself. Families and communities play a critical role in setting a child up for success. That's why they are best suited to lead the way to better health.

Northwest Health Foundation knows that when families and communities work together to get there, Oregon and Southwest Washington children will be healthier. We have seen individual communities make big improvements for their kids' health. We're ready to see it happen for our whole region.

 

THREE APPROACHES

COMMUNITIES COLLABORATE

Support communities that want to work together to take their place at the decision-making table.

CULTIVATE SUCCESS

Lift up and expand proven programs.

EQUIP VOICES

Help communities develop the skills and tools to advocate for systems change.