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Health & Wellness

City leaders play a pivotal role in the overall health and well-being of the cities and towns they serve.  Through partnerships and through our own research, we help cities ensure they have the resources they need to address disparities and improve the well-being of their residents in all areas.

Health & Wellness subtopics:

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 26, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump elevated the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis by finally declaring it a public health emergency — but without opening up any new federal funding to combat the epidemic.…

National Mall
National Mall
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second piece in a three-part series about pensions and healthcare. Each piece will include insights gained at different state municipal league meetings across the country. Find the first installment here.

The National League…

Healthy older couple
Healthy older couple
  • CitiesSpeak

Working with NLC through the CHAMPS initiative, a cohort of small cities in Alabama is showing the rest of the country how they are successfully increasing access to out-of-school time meals for children.

Cities…

photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the goals of the program?

In December 2013, realizing that the issue of firearm violence rates in the City of Wilmington, especially among youth, was becoming a crisis situation, the city leaders requested that the Centers for Disease…

  • Research Report

A Complete Streets approach redefines what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money. It breaks down the traditional separation of 'highways,' '…

Green City Center
Green City Center
  • Research Report

A Complete Streets approach redefines what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money. It breaks down the traditional…

  • Research Report

Complete Streets policies formalize a community's intent to plan, design, operate and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. Policies direct decision-makers to consistently fund, plan…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Before there were cars, there were streets that accommodated multiple modes of travel. After the advent of automobiles, transportation agencies increasingly built streets only for cars. Because these incomplete streets…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals and outcomes?

Data compiled by the Tucson Police Department (TPD) indicated a pattern of decision making by patrol offices that resulted in more arrests of youth of color rather than referrals to specialized diversion…

  • CitiesSpeak

Guest author Deborah Levine shares with mayors and community leaders her city’s blueprint for coordinating better overall health outcomes in their communities.

This is a guest post by Deborah Levine.

New…

Trenton, NJ farmer's market
Trenton, NJ farmer's market