Healthy Communities

NLC helps local officials build healthy communities by:

Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) is a key part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let’s Move! initiative. Through LMCTC, we help local elected officials develop long-term and sustainable strategies to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity in their communities. Read more...

Health Disparities

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

Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs

Afterschool and summer meals

Hunger and food insecurity can have devastating long-term effects on children. 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

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...