|| Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
MEE conducted follow-up research dissemination activities for our Taking Action Against Childhood Obesity in Communities of Color report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This report summarized findings and recommendations of a two-year information-gathering effort centered on environmental and policy approaches to reducing obesity among low-income African American children. MEE developed a toolkit package that contains the full report, an executive summary and a documentary video that provides a first-hand look at some of the barriers to better health outcomes in underserved communities.
Hundreds of report packages were disseminated to key stakeholders in Baltimore and Atlanta, the two cities where MEE conducted the audience research, along with CBO’s, agencies and other organizations in other locations that are impacted by or are working to improve the health of children of color. In order to foster continued dialogue and collaboration, MEE created a database list of all report recipients. Taking Action is being made available for download from the RWJF and MEE Websites.