ANCHOR Success Stories

Updated:Nov 1,2017

Year Three

National Success Stories
AHA National - Anchoring Success Through Training and Technical Assistance (PDF)
AHA National - ANCHOR's Evolving Evaluation Process (PDF)

Physical Activity Success Stories
Salem, OR - Teachers get Adapted P.E. Training to Help Special Needs Students (PDF)
Burnett, Polk County/Barron County/Washburn County/Chippewa County/Eau Claire County, WI - Bike Walk Civics Creates Advocates for Safe, Active Communities (PDF)
Huntington, WV -  Sharing Spaces for Health and Wellness (PDF)
Salem, OR - Salem-Keizer Physical Educators Learn Skills to Make an Extraordinary Impact on Students (PDF)
Eau Claire, WI - Child Care Providers Learn How to Get "Active Early" (PDF)

Smoke-Free Environment Success Stories
North Texas (Arlington) - Small Way to Celebrate a Big Legacy: Smoke-Free Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (PDF)
Douglas County, NV - Tobacco-Free Campus Campaign Expands into Regional Campus Wellness (PDF)
Atlanta, GA - Smoke Free Atlanta Coalition Launches Public Education Campaign (PDF)
Atlanta, GA – Making Strides Toward A 100 Percent Smoke Free Atlanta (PDF)
North Texas (Arlington) – Protecting Workers from The Harms of Second Secondhand Smoke (PDF)
Douglas County, NV – Healthy Places and Spaces: Smoke-free Parks and Events (PDF)

Healthy Eating Success Stories
DeSoto County, MS – Boosting Brain Breaks in the Workplace (PDF)
Huntington, WV - Pop-Up Farmers Markets Help Provide “Key 2 a Healthy Start” for Kids (PDF)
Pawtucket/Central Falls, RI - Improving Healthy Food and Beverage Options (PDF)
Oklahoma County, OK - Training New Vendors in Healthier Food Options (PDF)
New Haven, CT - Consensus on a Healthy Food Donation List for Community Outreach (PDF)
Montgomery County, MD - Reinventing Vending Machines (PDF)
Fargo/West Fargo, ND - Child Care Providers get Whole Grain Goodness with Interactive Training (PDF)
Chester, PA - Healthy Vending Helps Foster Healthier Hospital (PDF)
Austin, TX – Skyline Terrace: Making the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice for Residents (PDF)
Chesapeake/Newport News/Suffolk, VA – Seeds of Change: Growing a Regional Food Policy Council (PDF)
New Haven, CT – Food for Health – A Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Plan (PDF)
Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Arlington, VA – Sharing Successful Strategies for Healthy Vending (PDF)
Austin, TX – City of Austin Adopts Healthy Vending(PDF)
Fargo, West Fargo, Cass County, ND – Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Healthy Eating (PDF)
Pawtucket/Central Falls, RI – Get Your Peanuts, Popcorn And ... Fruit Cups Here! (PDF)
Chester, PA – Growing A Healthier Chester (PDF)
Oklahoma County, OK – Healthy Vending Takes Hold of Tinker Air Force Base (PDF)
Chesapeake/Newport News/Suffolk, VA  – Sustainability Through Integration (PDF)
DeSoto County, MS – The 2017 Inaugural Desoto County Hunger Summit (PDF)

Year Two

National Success Stories
AHA National – ANCHOR Partnerships: Local Connections to Build Healthier Communities (PDF)
AHA National – Polls and Partners: Creating Change and Healthier Communities (PDF) 

Physical Activity Success Stories
Beaverton, OR – Creating a Culture of Moment in Beaverton School District (PDF) 
Providence, RI – Providence Teachers Learn How to get Kids Moving (PDF)
Central Falls, Pawtucket, RI – Exercise Your Mind (PDF)
Fox Valley, Central and Southern, WI – Wisconsin Schools get Active to "Chase the Rainbow Brain" (PDF)
Eau Claire, WI – Creating Pedestrian Friendly Communities in Rural Wisconsin (PDF)
Salem, OR – Giving a Physical (Education) Boost to the School Year (PDF)
Huntington, WV – Shared Use Success: Unlocking Physical Fitness Possibilities in West Virginia (PDF) 

Smoke-free Environment Success Stories
Houston and communities in Fort Bend, TX – Spreading the Word: Building Awareness and Increasing Access to Smoke-Free Workplaces (PDF)
Central Texas, TX – Cultivating Community Support for a Smoke-Free Central Texas (PDF)
Incline Village, NV – Supporting Smoke-Free Air at Sierra Nevada College (PDF)
Atlanta, GA – Smoke Free Atlanta Coalition Aims to Clear the Air (PDF)
Douglas County, NV –The Journey to Becoming a Tobacco-Free Campus (PDF)

Healthy Eating Success Stories
Hampton Roads, VA – Shopping for Thanksgiving in a Food Desert (PDF)
Oklahoma City, OK – Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice at Work (PDF)
Chester, PA – A Farmers Market on the Move (PDF)
Southern Chester County, PA  – Extending Your Budget at Local Farmers Market (PDF)
Memphis/Shelby County, TN – Forethought: Food for All in 901 (PDF)
Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties, MD – What Works in Worksite Wellness- A Worksite Wellness Forum (PDF)
Kanawha, WV – The Art of the Negotiation (PDF)
Hartford, CT – Collective Impact for a Healthier Hartford (PDF)
Bismarck/Mandan, ND – Creating Healthy Childcare Home Meals for North Dakota Children (PDF)
San Antonio, TX – Closing the Food Access Gap Through School and Community Gardens (PDF)
New Haven, CT – Food for All: Envisioning Our Future (PDF)
Oklahoma County, OK – Healthier Vending Options - Healthier Lives (PDF)
Austin, TX –  Healthy Food Access Community Training (PDF)
North Texas, TX – Sharing Ideas for a Healthier Workplace in North Texas (PDF)
Chesapeake, Newport News, and Suffolk, VA – Mobile Market Makes an Impact (PDF)
Desoto County, MS – Collaborating for a Healthier Desoto County, Mississippi (PDF)
Fargo, ND – Cafeteria Gets New Look, Food Gets Fresh Focus (PDF)

Year One

National Success Stories
AHA National – ANCHOR Partnerships Program's Effect on the American Heart Association's 2020 Impact Goal (PDF)
AHA National – American Heart Association: Hitting the Streets, Engaging People, Creating Change (PDF)

Physical Activity Success Stories
Fox Valley, Crawford County, WI – Expanding Active Schools Core 4+ (PDF)
Providence, RI – Providence Schools Aim to Improve School Success by Increasing Physical Activity (PDF)
Beaverton, OR – Oregon Kids Move with Heart gets Beaverton School District Moving (PDF)

Smoke-free Environment Success Stories
Central Texas – Working Toward a Smoke-Free Central Texas (PDF)
Conroe and Missouri City, TX – One Step Closer to Increasing Access to Smoke-Free Workplaces (PDF)
Incline Village, NV – Healthy Living Incline Village Smoke-Free Signs (PDF)

Healthy Eating Success Stories
Hartford, CT – Healthy Hartford's Advisory Commission on Food Policy (PDF)
Anne Arundel, Howard & Prince George’s counties, MD – Maryland: Creating a Healthy Workforce One Step at a Time (PDF)
Bismarck/Mandan, ND – North Dakota's Capitol Café gets Healthy Box Lunches (PDF)
Oklahoma City, OK – Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice at Work (PDF)
Southern Chester County, PA – A Bilingual Healthy Foods Campaign (PDF)
Memphis/Shelby County, TN – Memphis: Fostering Nutrition through Healthy Eating and Farmers' Market Guides (PDF)
San Antonio, TX – The Bexar Healthy Beverage Coalition and Sugary Drinks Tweet Chat (PDF)
Hampton Roads, VA – Southeast Virginia: Healthy Food Virginia Creating Access for All (PDF)
Kanawha County, WV – Making the Case for Healthy Vending (PDF)