Healthy Babies Initiative

In partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, we are providing small grants to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities, specifically those that decrease neurotoxic exposures.

City leaders can dramatically impact children’s health, in particular children of color, who are most adversely impacted by these environmental harms. By addressing the social and physical determinants of health through access to healthy foods, lead abatement, and more, city leaders can play a major role in addressing children’s health disparities.

"The funding we received from HBBF and MIP allowed the City of Salem to distribute over 6,000 pounds of healthy, locally grown produce to Salem families this summer. In addition to improving access to healthy food, it was also a tremendous community building experience.”

Mayor Kim Driscoll, Salem, MA

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