Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
There are many programs that focus on promoting early childhood health and wellness and preventing outcomes such
as childhood obesity in rural communities. This module provides examples of programs implemented successfully in
Evidence-based and promising organizations and programs that have outlets for rural communities are featured in
In this module:
La Leche League
Project Title: La Leche League of Colorado and Wyoming
Synopsis: La Leche League is a grassroots, community-based breastfeeding support group that
functions entirely by volunteers.
University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Project Title: Food Smart Families in Taylor County
Synopsis: This community-based program provides healthy living classes to children and
ARcare and the Arkansas Delta States Health Network
Project Title: Let's Go! 5-2-1-0
Synopsis: This community and school hybrid program provides healthy living education to
children and provides training to their educators, elected officials, and other community members.
Notah Begay III Foundation
Project Title: Drop Sugary Drinks! Community Partner
Synopsis: The Notah Begay III Foundation partnered with the Waimanalo Health Center to
support a culturally sensitive early childhood wellness group for Native Hawaiians.
Illinois CATCH Onto Health Consortium
Project Title: Illinois CATCH Onto Health
Synopsis: This school-based program is implemented in preschool through eighth grade in
seven counties in Southern Illinois
Synopsis: A federally-funded grant program that works with underserved schools and
communities in Southeast Louisiana.