Program Outcomes

While recognizing that health and wellness is a vast issue area and could take on a myriad of strategies to help children improve their health, our Program Officers analyze the following outcomes, which were informed by feedback from direct service providers and issue area experts, as a sign of quality services.
The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all outcomes tracked by service providers however are important factors used to evaluate a grant application.
Child Obesity Prevention
  • Maintain and/or lower BMI
  • Improve ability to make healthy food choices
  • Increase physical activity and fitness
Community Health Centers
  • Improve health outcomes for medically underserved
  • Decrease in number of emergency room visits
  • Reduction in the overall medical expenses for patients
School Based Health Centers
  • Increase in students’ knowledge of health issues
  • Quality healthcare and preventative services
  • Increase in class attendance
  • Social and emotional behavioral services
For more information on our Health and Wellness issue area, please contact Molly Baltman.

The objectives of our Health and Wellness issue area are to support programs that provide access to healthcare and promote healthy living practices in low income communities.

Eligible Programs

Obesity Awareness, Prevention and Treatment: Nutrition/physical fitness programs that encourage healthy eating, exercise, and wellness.
Community and School-Based Health Centers: Community health centers that provide a wide range of prevention and treatment services.
System Support: supporting an agency's ability to affect systemic change by promoting policies that bring additional resources to a sector and/or leading coordinated planning initiatives shared by multiple stakeholders.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312 445 5000
Fax: 312 445 5001