Songs for a Healthier America
Arts-and Intersections:Community Cohesion, Health & Wellness
Collaborators:Partnership for a Healthier America
Location:New York, New York
Large Intended Impact Area:Nation
Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, whose honorary chair is former First Lady Michelle Obama came together to create the Songs for a Healthier America album and its accompanying live-action and animated music videos as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to encourage children and their families to eat healthy and stay active.Songs
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The 19-song album was developed by a multidisciplinary team of musicians, physicians, public health researchers, entertainment industry professionals, health advocates, and school-aged children. Featuring artists like Ashanti, Ariana Grande, Doug E. Fresh, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Jordin Sparks, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, and Iman Shumpert, and many others, Songs for a Healthier America is a multi-genre musical compilation album that touches on a variety of themes like fitness, mental health, and healthy eating.