With the continuous and accelerated growth of our research projects, centers and programs, the Hallie Ford Center is experiencing rapid expansion and transformation.
Founded in 2008 with a generous donation from the Oregon philanthropist Hallie E. Ford, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families fosters interdisciplinary collaboration with four research cores Early Childhood, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Youth and Young Adults, and Parenting and Family Life.
In alignment with our mission and beliefs, our efforts have allowed us to grow our research programs and projects in ways that benefit the children and families of Oregon and beyond.
Our points of pride include the NIH-funded children’s environmental health center (ASP3IRE), the Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI), the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC), the Family Policy Group, the BE Physically Active 2Day (BEPA 2.0), the Engaging the Next Latinx Youth for Change and Equity project, and projects focusing on children’s school success.
The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families is a research center housed in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.
Our work begins with passion and leads to life-changing results.