Prevention Stories

Thank You, GSK: A Tribute to 10 Years of Funding

We surprised GSK with this tribute to its 10 years of visionary funding that allowed us to develop school health initiatives for North Carolina students, teachers and staff.

The Challenge

A decade ago, GSK's US Community Partnerships division was far ahead of other national funders in understanding the scope of the childhood obesity problem and the need for sustainable solutions. With multiple grants over the last ten years, GSK funded the development of our Zone Health schools initiative, a collaborative website mapping diversity obesity initiatives in the schools, and a campaign to bring WorkHealthy America's healthy workplace guidance to teachers and staff. This video thanks GSK for its visionary funding as we embark, thanks to a pilot grant, on rolling Zone Health into a national, comprehensive LearnHealthy America product.

Thanks also to Sonia Dickerson and Surry County Schools, shown here during a spirited 15 minutes of physical activity mixing high school, middle school, and elementary students with teachers and staff.