Grassroots Health Grantee Spotlight
Using Sports to Advance Health Equity
Grassroots Health advances health equity in cities by using sports to reimagine health education in middle schools and mobilizing NCAA athletes as health educators and role models for underserved teens. Qlarant Foundation enables Grassroots Health’s in-school nutritional, sexual, and mental health education program for 1,500 youth in 13 DC high-need middle schools. The program promotes health equity in the community and addresses overall health literacy through a health education model. The program promotes a healthy and thriving community for all residents regardless of where they live.