At Best Starts, we partner with communities impacted by inequities to improve the spaces young people and their families live, learn, work and play so that they grow up happy, healthy and safe. In order to support sustainable, healthy behaviors and long-term positive outcomes, we focus on increasing young people’s access to healthy and affordable foods, engaging community in physical activity, reducing exposure to unhealthy products and dangerous substances, and creating safe and healthy promoting environments.
Learn more about our HSE strategy by reading our one-pager.
We’re excited to announce the 10 awardees for our Healthy and Safe Environments request for proposal (RFP)!
Boys and Girls Club
Build 2 Lead
Cultivate South Park
Empower Youth Network
King County Play Equity Coalition
Seattle Neighborhood Group
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom
A look at the work ahead
These organizations funded and partnering with the HSE strategy will support young people as they transform systems, environments, and polices to decrease and prevent continued inequity in their communities. Read what the 10 awarded organizations will be working toward on the HSE strategy in their own words: