MCH is pleased to be a part of several new community collaborations addressing food insecurity, obesity and healthy living.

Healthy Kids Healthy Communities

HKHC is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation whose primary goal is to implement healthy eating and active living policy and change initiatives that can support healthier comunities for children and families. The Birmingham community received $360,000 to make this goal a reality!


The HAP was established in 2007 by the Jefferson County Department of Health as a collaboration between community organizations. The goal is to improve community health by putting into practice what citizens have identified as needs for themselves, their families and their neghborhoods. To support this work – more than $13 million has been awarded Jefferson County through the CCPW (Communities Putting Prevention to Work) federal program.


To the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and the United Way of Central Alabama who are integral partners in all of this collaborative work – providing critical leadership and support for all these exciting and impactful programs – in addition to the ongoing support they give hundreds of non-profit programs endeavoring to make our community a better place to live and work each and every day!