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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $4.6 million to National 4-H

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $4.6 million to National 4-H

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded National 4-H Council a $4.6 million grant to improve the health of 1,000 communities across the nation over the next ten years.

To reach this goal, Council will engage the national Cooperative Extension System (CES), which includes land-grant universities that serve every county and parish in the United States, to help local Health Councils implement action plans that ensure all community members can be healthier at every stage of life. 

Leveraging 4-H's proven youth leadership model, youth will work alongside community members, local public health organizations, businesses, government entities, and non-profit agencies to address top public health priorities, such as individual and community well-being, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and reductions in health care costs.

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