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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.

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  • 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
  • Toolkit

Municipal  leadership is essential to developing and sustaining effective interventions that promote physical activity, access to healthy foods, and healthy eating among children and youth. While mayors and city councilmembers are not public…

Food
Food
  • Toolkit

"Research shows that where we live can impact how well we live. Today, many of our communities are unhealthy. Too frequently, families lack access to full-service grocery stores that stock affordable healthy foods, and children don’t have safe…

Houses
Houses
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of McAllen’s awareness campaign is a story of local partnerships in action.

This is a guest post by Veronica Whitacre.

After four tragic deaths across South Texas, leaders from the city of McAllen, Texas, partnered with…

Biker
Biker
  • CitiesSpeak

The passage of the bill is an important step towards ensuring federal support for local efforts to address substance abuse and mental health needs, particularly when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic.

opioid
opioid
  • CitiesSpeak

Many workers in hourly, low-wage jobs struggle to manage their lives while navigating difficult work schedules, but several cities have taken action recently to address the challenge and promote a healthier workforce.

Factory Worker
Factory Worker
  • Case Studies & Practices
Threats and Hazards

State of California natural hazards include drought and wildfires, coastal floods, landslides and mudslides, extreme heat, and wildfires making it ranking highest on a list of locales most at risk of natural disasters.…

  • News Announcement
  • Member Feature


The City of Clarksburg, W. Va. (population 16,743), like cities everywhere, is always looking for programs that can benefit the city and its residents. When the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program was announced at the 2008 Congress of…

  • Commentary/Leadership Article

The candidate’s positions on veterans’ issues are notably distinct.

by Elisha Harig-Blaine

Earlier this week, voters had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump on how they would handle national…

  • Headlines

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), awarded grants to 10 cities in Kansas, Alabama and California to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and…