CATCH Partners

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. MD Anderson joined CATCH Global Foundation as a founding partner in 2015. MD Anderson provides funding to the foundation for infrastructure and operations, curriculum development and dissemination, and program and technology support. The collaboration is an initiative of MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, which aims to accelerate the conversion of scientific discoveries into advances that significantly reduce cancer deaths.

 

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SNAP-Ed

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SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education) is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Two key federal partners are NIFA and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

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Let’s Move! Active Schools

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Let’s Move! Active Schools – part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative – is on a mission to reverse youth physical inactivity and childhood obesity. As the national solution to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the  norm in K-12 schools, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.

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Humana Foundation

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The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, KY, the Foundation seeks to improve community health and well-being through support of nonprofit partners that promote healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services.

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Blue Lizard Sunscreen

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Blue Lizard is CATCH’s official sunscreen partner, providing sunscreen for our UV protection curriculum. Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen was born in Australia, where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world. Although their products are now manufactured in the U.S., they continue to adhere to the most stringent Australian standards to protect your skin while you play under the sun. Blue Lizard is the brand most recommended by pediatricians and dermatologists.

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National Head Start Association

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The National Head Start Association is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. The opportunities offered by Head Start lead to healthier, empowered children and families, and stronger, more vibrant communities. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees in the United States.

Since 1974, NHSA has worked diligently for policy changes that ensure all at-risk children have access to the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community.

NHSA offers an impressive portfolio of professional development services and programs for the entire early childhood community. These include the annual National Head Start Conference, the largest national event devoted to the Early Head Start and Head Start community, and the National Parent Conference, the only national event devoted to parents and families.

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RGK Foundation

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The RGK Foundation endeavors to be a catalyst for progressive change in humanitarian concerns. Guiding the Foundation is a deep reverence for democracy and a civil society together with the founders’ values of foresight, imagination and discovery. By seeking innovative projects in the area of health, education, human services and community affairs, the Foundation strives to advance knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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For more information on Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Texas, visit their website at http://www.bcbstx.com/.

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Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

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Inspired by their passion for children and by a shared desire to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty, Michael and Susan Dell established their Austin, Texas-based foundation in 1999.

For more information on the Foundation, visit www.msdf.org

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Horizon Foundation

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In 2004, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey was launched to help Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey fulfill their tradition of caring for others.The mission of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is to support organizations that make New Jersey healthier. Since 2004, The Foundation has invested more than $38 million with nonprofit organizations for health and arts projects.

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Flaghouse

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FlagHouse is a premier global supplier of equipment and resources for physical education, sports, fitness, and recreation and for health, special needs, special education, sensory integration, and multisensory environments. Flaghouse joined the CATCH Team in 1998 as the publisher and distributor of the CATCH Program, bringing the outstanding university-led research and development to life. Throughout the years, FlagHouse and the University of Texas have acted in concert to continuously grow and enhance CATCH beyond the original K-5 curriculum and activities, to the acclaimed and robust offering of programs available today.

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The University of Texas School of Public Health’s Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

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The Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy living is an international leader in conducting research and providing programs that promote healthy living for children, their families and communities. Their work fosters improved health behaviors among youth, influences policy and environmental change to support healthy living, and advances professional education and community service. The Center for Healthy Living team leads ongoing scientific research and further development of the CATCH program.

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