Health Forward Foundation Grant
In June 2018, the Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) awarded $3 million in grants to 27 nonprofit organizations through their 2018 Healthy Communities funding. These programs support environments and policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy eating, active living, and tobacco use prevention.
The Whole Person was awarded one of these grants to develop the Kansas City Accessible Sports Regional Roundtable and three-year Accessible Sports Action Plan and expand a school-based, adaptive sports diversity and inclusion program.
“We are proud to partner with organizations that ensure everyone has an opportunity for better health. Supporting this work is one of the best ways to make sure healthy habits become the norm,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., President/CEO. "Funding for healthy communities promotes access to healthy foods and safe environments for physical activity, as well as the reduction of tobacco exposure. The overall goal of healthy communities is to create community environments that can reinforce healthy choices."