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Racial Equity in Public Policy

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the development and implementation of the guide, including grantees, collaborators and staff of the American Heart Association and its Voices for Healthy Kids initiative; the decision-makers and influencers who participated in testing; and the many organizations whose racial equity language—particularly statements of solidarity after the 2020 killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery as well as the many others whose lives have been tragically cut short by racist violence.  

Voices for Healthy Kids strives to make every day healthier for every child. We want every child in every community to have access to affordable healthy foods and beverages, safe places to play and get active, and more. Co-created by the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2013, Voices for Healthy Kids works around the country to improve or create equitable policies that will make the places kids live, learn and play healthier. We do this by supporting advocacy campaigns, creating visibility for issues that affect children’s health, mobilizing communities, helping to advance science and research via communications and messaging expertise, and fostering partnerships. Join us to make a difference in kids’ lives.

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