Healthy Communities

NLC helps local officials build healthy communities by:

NLC provides technical and financial assistance as well as peer networking and learning opportunities in the following areas:

Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties is a key part of the First Lady's Let’s Move! initiative, and helps local elected officials develop long-term, sustainable and holistic strategies to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity in their communities. Read more...

Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs

Afterschool and summer meals

Hunger and food insecurity can have devastating long-term effects on children and the communities in which they live. We have partnered with the Food Research and Action Center to reduce child hunger by expanding participation in afterschool and summer meals programs through the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative. Read more...

Health Benefits Outreach

Cities have a vested interest in expanding health access for children and families. With support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, we are helping local leaders connect families to health insurance through the Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families (CEHACF) initiative. Read more...

Health Disparities

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we established the Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The purpose of this Learning Collaborative is to develop and frame emerging city-level models to reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities in communities. Read More...