Jump IN

  • Health

Website
http://jumpinforhealthykids.org/

Primary Contact
Ron Gifford
Chief Executive Officer
Contact via email

Mission statement

Jump IN for Healthy Kids (“Jump IN”) is a nonprofit leading a community-wide effort to create healthy places, neighborhoods and communities where children and their families have real opportunities to make healthy choices about eating and being physically active.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Jump IN is working on the following actions:

Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Implement Jump IN Pledge for Healthy Kids in at least 80% of public schools, licensed or registered child care centers, and large to mid-size employers (with more than 100 employees) located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area

Start Date:

September 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

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Status on November 20, 2020
The Pledge for Healthy Kids has been retired and replaced with tailored systems change projects in multiple sectors, including schools and child cares. Jump IN has also created a direct technical assistance program, Jump Right UP, to support school wellness efforts to create healthier environments in high-risk schools. To date, 49 schools in four districts have been served by Jump Right UP, resulting in the prestigious Bronze Awards given to all MSD Pike schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Make the Healthy Worksites, Healthy Kids peer-to-peer employer wellness coaching program available to small and mid-size employers in Central Indiana

Start Date:

July 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on November 20, 2020
Jump IN completed a Healthy Worksites pilot program, engaging local employers and increasing best practices.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Make a training and resource program on healthy habits, including nutrition and physical activity policies, available to child care providers and early care and education centers

Start Date:

October 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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To date, Jump IN has helped secure $851,000 in funding to provide comprehensive training to more than 350 child care centers serving more than 25,000 children in central Indiana, using an evidence-based training program developed by Nemours and the CDC. Additionally, Jump IN has partnered with SPARK Learning Lab to integrate best practice resources into Indiana’s child care technical assistance and coaching program.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Convene and support “community demonstration projects” in defined communities of interest that bring together all stakeholders in those neighborhoods to address systemic health issues around food access and the built environment (e.g. sidewalks, playgrounds, parks and access to safe places to play)

Start Date:

March 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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The first demonstration project was launched in Greater Lawrence/Far Eastside in 2016. That community was chosen to be one of 50 communities across the country to participate in a national Healthiest Cities Challenge, a two-year competition to improve health status.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Partner with Great Places 2020 neighborhoods as a co-investor to promote the creation of Healthy Places in child care centers, schools and employers in those neighborhoods

Start Date:

May 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on November 20, 2020
Though Jump IN didn’t have a formal partnership with Great Places 2020, much of Jump IN’s early childhood work and its Jump Right UP program have impacted schools and child care programs in the Great Places neighborhoods.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Participate with Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) to promote inclusion of physical activity and health-related policies in the ROW strategies

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Jump IN’s communications director, Megan McKinney Cooper, serves on ROW’s steering committee and co-leads its Healthy Connections committee. Megan works within the Steering Committee and in partnership with the waterways committees to support policies, events, and resources that engage communities with equitable, beautiful, and welcoming opportunities to access our waterways that foster social connections, play, physical activity and holistic wellbeing.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Promote public awareness and education about healthy habits using the “5-2-1-0” campaign (eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables; limit screen time to 2 hours or less; be physically active at least 1 hour a day; have 0 sugary beverages and drink lots of water)

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Jump IN has engaged more than 25 youth- and family -serving organizations to promote 5-2-1-0 through messaging, curriculum, and activities, reaching more than 40,000 children and parents.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Assist clinicians and health care providers in counseling family decisions about nutrition and physical activity for their children through: 1) continuing education workshops; 2) evidence-based, expert-authored resource kits; and 3) connections to community resources and programs that can be shared with patients

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Jump IN completed three clinician-engagement and development activities, including: a professional development workshop for primary care clinicians in 2016 a professional development presentation to family medicine physicians in 2018 distribution of a childhood obesity clinical algorithm to family medicine physicians in 2018 and a clinical leaders convening and facilitated discussion in 2018 Jump IN is also supporting and monitoring organizational change and improvement activities related to childhood obesity at two of central Indiana’s health systems
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Pursue public policy initiatives at the state and local level to promote the creation of healthy environments and healthy behaviors

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Jump IN supports public policy advocacy around education and childhood obesity around two focus areas: healthy food access and physical activity in child care and school environments.  Jump IN works with the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Health Policy Committee, the Indiana State Diabetes Plan, the Hoosier Healthy Weight Alliance, American Heart Association, and others to create opportunities to educate Indiana lawmakers, serve as an expert resource, and develop short-and long-term public policy agendas to promote thriving central Indiana communities that equip children and families to live and be healthy.