Salud America! receives $1.3 million grant

Salud America!, a national online network to reduce obesity, received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A national online network to reduce obesity received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, created in 2007, is a San Antonio-based network of 10,000 parents, leaders, academics and advocates seeking environmental and policy solutions to Latino obesity. The funding will allow the program to expand its membership and build new scientific evidence and policy recommendations to guide efforts to reduce obesity.

“Latino childhood obesity remains a national health threat, but we believe our research and multimedia educational content will continue to motivate people to push for healthy changes in their areas,” said Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., professor and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center and director of Salud America!

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