The fight to end childhood obesity is being addressed by everyone from industry leaders to community organizations to individuals – which is the only way we are going to end this crisis.

To highlight some of this crucial work, this year the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring those leaders that are working to make healthier options available to everyone, everywhere, with its fourth annual Partner of the Year Award. Finalists will be announced in March. The winner will be announced during the 2020 Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, April 27 & 28 in Chicago.

PHA Partner of the Year Award: Apply Now!

2019 Partner of the Year Winner

NACS earned the 2019 Partner of the Year Award for its work improving the food landscape at convenience stores.

The PHA Partner of the Year Award is presented to a partner that is working to ensure the health of our nation’s youth, making healthier choices more affordable and accessible to families and children across the country. The partner must demonstrate how it is executing key strategies beyond its PHA commitment, including focusing on those populations disproportionately impacted by obesity; doing well while doing good; using an innovative approach to address childhood obesity; or creating a ripple effect within their industry. You must be a PHA partner to apply.

Applications are now open for the 2020 Partner of the Year Award. To apply, please click here and submit your application by Monday, March 2.

Questions? Please reach out to Amy Slechta at or 202-864-6067.

Past Catalyst for Change winners include: