Elevating Voices for Change is focused on supporting community efforts, advocacy and policy changes directed toward increasing children’s and families’ access to health resources, high-quality services, and healthy environments for development. Efforts will be informed by grassroots perspectives, engage families and communities as partners, and address racial and other social inequities in the foundations of children’s health.

In March 2018 the Health Foundation awarded a grant to Healthi Kids, a community-based children’s advocacy coalition and initiative of Common Ground Health, for Healthy Futures policy and advocacy work. Healthi Kids has engaged families and neighborhood residents in successful advocacy for greater physical activity, healthier food, and safe play areas in schools and communities. Building on these efforts, Healthi Kids is expanding their policy and advocacy agenda to encompass whole child health.