What is Be Our Voice?
Be Our Voice is a project of NICHQ that is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project aims to contribute to reversing the childhood obesity trend across the nation by training and supporting healthcare professionals and other leaders in becoming advocates for better policies and changes within their own communities.
The first phase of the project began in May 2009 when Be Our Voice partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the California Medical Association Foundation. Phase 1 focused on 8 communities (in 7 states) in the southern and southwestern US most affected by the childhood obesity epidemic. By the end of Phase 1 in August 2011, 18 our site teams had held Be Our Voice trainings in all 7 states and had trained more than 350 healthcare professionals.
Phase 1 Communities
Select an option from the drop down menu below to learn more about the communities impacted by Phase 1 of Be Our Voice.
The second phase of the project covers September 2011- July 2012. With continuing support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Phase 2 is building on the lessons learned in Phase 1 to bring the Be Our Voice training to a wider national audience. Partner organizations from across the country are committed to supporting new Be Our Voice healthcare professional and community member advocates by linking them to existing initiatives after they have been trained.