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We Can! Partner Application Process

The role of We Can! partners varies according to the organization's or corporation's strengths, networks, and influence at national, state, and community levels. We Can! recognizes that a partner's involvement depends on the existing national and/or branded programs they may already have in place, the resources they can contribute, their own infrastructure and reach, as well as their interests.

The level of support that We Can! expects from its National or Corporate Partners is greater than that of its Supporting Organizations and Participating Corporations; however, the application process is the same.

To apply, submit a Partnership Commitment Form to NHLBI for review.

We Can! partnerships are evaluated annually based on participation and organizational contributions.  Lead contacts and levels of commitment are renewed to ensure sustained energy and interest in the partnership.


National and Corporate Partner Responsibilities

Organizations or corporations interested in serving as a We Can! National or Corporate Partner are asked to provide the following types of support:

  • Provide resources and support of We Can! program activities and material development through services such as printing and distribution of program materials, event planning and sponsorship, and/or production of multimedia products
  • Disseminate We Can! messages and materials through existing organizational channels such as Web sites, newsletters, and direct mailings
  • Designate a spokesperson for We Can! national and local promotional activities
  • Link the organization’s Web site to the NIH We Can! Web site
  • Provide feedback on use and impact of We Can! program messages and materials
  • Provide complimentary exhibit space at national conferences for We Can! program materials or distribute materials at national conferences
  • Serve as a liaison to additional outreach and support of the We Can! program
  • Support message and product testing and evaluation activities with the We Can! program


Supporting Organization and Participating Corporation Responsibilities

Supporting Organizations are asked to provide the following types of support: 

  • Designate an organizational representative to the We Can! program
  • Disseminate We Can! program messages and materials to constituencies
  • Provide feedback on relevant program efforts on childhood obesity and impact of We Can! materials
  • Provide a link from the Supporting Organization’s Web site to the NIH We Can! Web site


To learn more about partnership requirements and getting involved as a national partner or supporting organization, e-mail or call 301-592-8573; or TTY: 240-629-3255. Or you can call 1-866-35-WECAN.


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