Support innovative, place-based efforts to improve birth outcomes using a SDoH (social determinants of health) and racial equity lens.
Optimize first food experiences by increasing the rate of breastfeeding and eliminating related racial and economic disparities.
Improve food systems by engaging local leaders in communities and schools (parents and other stakeholders) to deliver healthier foods to all children and achieve related policy changes.
Transform food deserts into food oases by increasing engagement of local communities in all aspects of food production and delivery, including related research and policy changes
Health and Well-Being
Foster stress mitigation and reduction efforts (physical activities, violence prevention) designed to improve mental health and well-being, and create conditions that support mental and physical well-being of marginalized children and families.
Increase awareness and understanding of the dimensions of well-being, and monitor well-being indicators, particularly in WKKF priority places and populations.
Improve access to quality health care and health promotion, and increase the number and mix of providers in critical shortage areas (such as public health, oral health, mental health, primary health care, preventive medicine, community health, obstetrics and nursing), through innovative strategies, including new categories of providers.