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

Updates

  • Seven members of the food equity resident advisors program stand in front of a colorful brick wall with Mayor Mendenhall and a project consultant.

    Food Equity Advisors in Salt Lake City

    Mayor Mendenhall and seven of the inaugural Salt Lake City Resident Food Equity Advisors, with the project consultant. The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country …

  • Young boy holding up small worm.

    Phoenix Plants Hedges to Reduce Air Pollution Exposure for Kids

    The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work towards better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of …

  • Toxic-Free Childcare in Anchorage, AK

    The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work towards better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one …

  • 2021 Healthy Babies Initiative Grant Recipients Announced

    Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Healthy Babies Initiative.

  • ‘Best Babies Zone’ Reaches Community Members in Wilkinsburg, PA

    The Mayors Innovation Project, partnered with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work towards better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of our grant recipients, Wilkinsburg, PA.

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