Grassroots Change
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Effective public health movements grow from passion and commitment, but to be effective they need more than passion. They need smart strategies and leaders with skills to mobilize, communicate, and advocate for fundamental change.

Leadership Development

We offer evidence- and practice-based workshops to strengthen movements and leadership through customized and facilitated workshops, and provide technical assistance for grassroots leaders and organizations.

Our Combatting Preemption training model focuses on building the capacity of the field to track and counter preemption. Our Grassroots Leaders workshops focus on the three critical elements of successful movements, Vision, Strategy and Power, in a series of one day workshops or a single, multi-day retreat.


In collaboration with our partners, we provide an online library of case studies, research papers, and published resources that leaders and advocates can use to further their understanding of authentic grassroots movements and best practices.

Up-To-Date Information

We provide newsletters, Preemption Watch, and webinars to assist public health advocates to better understand how to engage grassroots movements effectively to advance innovation and progress.

Grassroots Change Network

We provide a partner network that fosters collaboration and information-sharing between leaders and organizations in the field. Sort the list below on any column by clicking on the up/down arrow in the header. To search for a specific issue, partner or state, enter the search criteria in the box below.

Obesity PreventionSalud America!San AntonioTX
Multi-IssueYoung InvinciblesWashingtonDC
Obesity PreventionYMCAWashington DC
Tobacco ControlCampaign for Tobacco Free KidsWashington DC
Grassroots SupportThe Praxis ProjectWashingtonDC
Grassroots SupportTandeka, LLCDothanAL
Natural EnvironmentSierra ClubSan FranciscoCA
Obesity PreventionSave the ChildrenWestportCT
Natural EnvironmentSave the BayOaklandCA
Fire PreventionSafe Kids USAWashington DC
FundersRobert Wood Johnson FoundationPrincetonNJ
PH LawPublic Health Law CenterSt. PaulMN
Obesity PreventionPrevent Obesity.netWashington DC
Grassroots SupportPrevention InstituteOaklandCA
Obesity PreventionPartnership for PreventionWashington DC
Multi-IssuePolicy LinkOaklandCA
Fire PreventionPhoenix Society for Burn SurvivorsGrand RapidsMI
Tobacco ControlThe Public Health Advocacy InstituteBostonMA
FundersThe Overbrook FoundationNew YorkNY
Gun ViolenceThe Ohio Coalition Against Gun ViolenceToledoOH
Obesity PreventionCampaign to End ObesityWashington DC
Tobacco ControlAmericans for Nonsmokers' RightsBerkeleyCA
Multi-IssueNational League of CitiesWashington DC
Multi-IssueNational Governors AssociationWashington DC
Fire PreventionNational Fire Protection AssociationQuincyMA
Multi-IssuePublic Health Law Network - MarylandBaltimoreMD
PH LawNetwork for Public Health LawSt. PaulMN
Multi-Issue National Conference of State LegislaturesDenverCO
Multi-IssueNational Association of CountiesWashington DC
Multi-IssueNational Association of County and City Health OfficialsWashington DC
Multi-IssueAmerican Lung AssociationWashington DC
Multi-IssueLouisville Metro Department of Public Health and WellnessLouisvilleKY
FundersLegacy FoundationWashington DC
Obesity PreventionLeadership for Healthy CommunitiesWashington DC
ResearchLake Research PartnersWashington DC
Gun ViolenceThe Joyce FoundationChicagoIL
Injury PreventionCenter for Law and the Public's HealthBaltimoreMD
ResearchCenter for Law and the Public's Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreMD
Injury PreventionJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreMD
Fire PreventionJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreMD
Multi-IssueAmerican Heart AssociationDallasTX
Obesity PreventionAmerican Heart AssociationDallasTX
FundersHealth Impact Project, The Pew Charitable TrustsWashingtonDC
FundersHealthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA
Health CareMaryland Citizens' Health InitiantiveBaltimoreMD
HungerFood Research and Action CenterWashington DC
NutritionFood Research and Action CenterWashington DC
FundersFord FoundationNew YorkNY
Obesity PreventionFood, Nutrition, Policy Consultants, LLCWashington DC
Fire PreventionFire Sprinkler InitiativeQuincyMA
Fire PreventionCommon VoicesPleasant ViewTN
Youth EmpowermentEast Bay Asian Youth CenterOaklandCA
NutritionAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)ChicagoIL
NutritionEat Drink PoliticsOaklandCA
Food SafetyEat Drink PoliticsSan FranciscoCA
Drug PolicyDrug Policy AllianceNew YorkNY
Gun ViolenceCure ViolenceChicagoIL
NutritionNutrition Policy, Center for Science in Public InterestWashington DC
NutritionCenter for Science in the Public InterestWashingtonDC
Gun ViolenceCoalition to Stop Gun ViolenceWashington DC
Grassroots SupportCounty Health Rankings and RoadmapsMadisonWI
Grassroots SupportCommunity CatalystBostonMA
Physical ActivityChidren & Nature NetworkSanta FeNM
Multi-IssueChangeLab Solutions (fomerly Public Health Law & Policy)OaklandCA
Food SafetyCenter for Food SafetyWashingtonDC
Tobacco ControlOffice on Smoking and Health, Centers For Disease ControlAtlantaGA
Environmental JusticeCommunities for a Better EnvironmentHuntington ParkCA
Multi-IssueAmerican Cancer SocietyAtlantaGA
Tobacco ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyAtlantaGA
FundersThe California EndowmentLos AngelesCA
Multi-IssueLeague of California CitiesSacramentoCA
Grassroots SupportBurness CommunicationsBethesdaMD
Gun ViolenceBrady Campaign to Prevent Gun ViolenceWashingtonDC
Grassroots SupportBerkeley Media Studies GroupBerkeleyCA
FundersThe Atlantic PhilanthropiesNew YorkNY
Multi-IssueAssociation of State and Territorial Health OfficialsArlingtonVA
ResearchTufts University, Community Health ProgramMedfordMA
Multi-IssueAmerican Public Health AssociationWashington DC
Environmental JusticeAsian Pacific Environmental NetworkOaklandCA
Alcohol PolicyAlcohol JusticeSan RafaelCA
Tobacco ControlUCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education San FranciscoCA
Multi-IssueGeorgia State University Institute of Public HealthAtlantaGA
ResearchUCSF School of Nursing, Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesSan FranciscoCA
Multi-IssueThe Greenlining InstituteBerkeleyCA
Grassroots SupportGlobal Policy SolutionsWashingtonDC
ResearchNYU Global Institute of Public HealthNew YorkNY

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To learn more, contact us at or 510-452-9419.

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