City of Hope - Conrad N. Hilton Partnership
We are Transforming the Future of Health
City of Hope has launched a five-year comprehensive cancer prevention initiative funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
. The goal is to reduce chronic disease risks specifically related to cancer and diabetes in the Greater Los Angeles area by promoting healthy eating and physical activity among families throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The initiative will highlight the following key interventions:
City of Hope's Teaching Kitchen offers free cooking classes over a four-week period for beginning, intermediate and experienced cooks. Led by a certified chef, the Savoring Hope Cooking Classes
offer fun and engaging tips on how to prepare healthy meals. Additionally, we are developing a food garden on our campus to educate the community about sustainable gardening and increase access to healthy food choices.
Hope Starts With Me is a personalized nutrition program created by City of Hope researchers to address the significant variability in how different people respond to the same foods. City of Hope faculty developed an easy-to-use algorithm that allows individuals to measure their blood sugar levels after a meal. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the program will educate participants on how the body processes food; how nutrition affects the pancreas, weight and health; and how to prepare healthy meals.
City of Hope's five-week Eat Move Live!
program encourages physical activity and healthy eating for adults and also offers a weeklong summer program for children. These classes teach families practical nutritional skills, such as reading food labels and preparing healthy meals, as well as offering fun physical activities as dance and Zumba. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.
Policy to Change the Environment
We recognize that healthy environments support people in practicing good health. In partnership with public officials, we are working to support the implementation of school wellness policies and the adoption of city and/or state ordinances that promote healthy communities. Further, City of Hope hosts an annual Nutrition Science and Food Policy Summit to engage community members and patients on the impact of food and nutrition on health and well-being.
City of Hope’s partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is advancing scientific and medical breakthroughs that will save lives. The initiative is supporting research into the association between cancer, lifestyle and diet in partnership with scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
. The goals of the annual awards are to 1) promote collaboration between City of Hope and Ludwig investigators and 2) provide seed support funding to obtain preliminary data in basic biomedical, clinical and/or translational research relevant to nutrition and cancer with the goal and development practical applications.
For more information about program activities, contact:
City of Hope—Conrad N. Hilton Partnership
Astrid Williams, Dr.P.H., C.H.E.S.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering. In 2016, the Humanitarian Prize was awarded to The Task Force for Global Health, an international, nonprofit organization that works to improve health of people most in need, primarily in developing countries. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants, distributing $109 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2016. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.