Health and Wellness
Mayors and city leaders play a pivotal role in the overall health and well-being of the cities and towns they serve. NLC is leading an effort to educate, train and build the capacity of city leaders to address the social determinants of health and improve health outcomes where individuals live, learn, work and play.
From seeding promising practices and innovative approaches to leading cross-sector initiatives, NLC will engage mayors and city leaders in problem-solving sessions, trainings and peer-learning networks to ensure health is a key factor in their decisions across a range of issues, including education, early childhood, housing, land use, transportation and community development.
City-Anchor Partners Leverage Assets to Improve Health
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (2:00 to 3:00 pm ET) – Register here
City leaders and anchor partners from Columbus and Memphis are leveraging local assets to improve factors that affect health. Healthy Homes in Columbus and the Memphis Medical District Collaborate are increasing affordable housing, catalyzing community development, adding jobs, improving workforce development, and spurring neighborhood-centered planning and design. This Culture of Health web forum is the second in a series co-sponsored by NLC and Marga, Incorporated.
- Hannah Jones – Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Columbus, OH
- Doug McGowen – Chief Operating Officer, City of Memphis, TN
- Tommy Pacello – President, Memphis Medical District Collaborative
- Gretchen West – Exec Director, Healthy Homes, Columbus, OH
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Cities of Opportunity: Healthy People, Thriving Communities
To harness the power of city leadership to address social determinants of health, the National League of Cities (NLC) is piloting Cities of Opportunity, which offers an agenda for action that seeks to improve the health and well-being of city residents. Through the pilot, NLC will help city leaders develop and implement robust, integrated action plans for their communities that are informed by peer learning and engagement with national experts. Learn more.
- Connecting the 3 E’s: The Importance of Equity, Enforcement and Engagement in Advancing City Healthy Housing Efforts
- Financing a Culture of Health: How Cities are Using Innovative Financing Approaches to Improve Health & Well-Being
- Health Data for City Leaders: Where to Find It, How to Use It, and Why It’s Important
- A Level Playing Field: Addressing City Issues through the Lens of Equity
- Thriving Cities: Building a Culture of Health Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play
- Better Together: Partnerships to Enhance and Advance Approaches to Healthy Housing Recording
- Civic Engagement and Health: How Partnerships Enhance and Contribute to Building a Culture of Health Recording
- Pay for Success Financing Efforts & cities: The Concept, Key Considerations and What It Takes to Be Successful Recording
- How Cities and Anchor Institutions Can Work Together to Improve Health and Wellbeing in Their Communities
- Four Key Steps for Effective Pay-for-Success City Programs
- How Cities Can Support & Finance a Culture of Health
- The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
- Why Cities Must Keep Equity a Central Focus in Building a Culture of Health
- Prosperous Cities are Healthy Cities
- Community Schools Serve Students and Families Better
- We Chatted With City Leaders on Twitter About Housing & Health. Here's What They Had to Say
- Building A Culture of Health through Authentic Engagement
NLC brought the mayors of Huntington, West Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; Madison, Wisconsin; Manchester, New Hampshire; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Tacoma, Washington together in Boston on May 9-11, 2018 to engage in practical, solutions-oriented discussions and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to help them deal with the opioid epidemic in their communities.
Included below are the background document city officials used to prepare for the Mayors' Institute and remarks from NLC Executive Director and CEO Clarence E. Anthony:
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Together by Clarence E. Anthony
Coming Soon: The Executive Summary of the Mayors' Institute on Opioids
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.
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.