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.
Opioid Use Disorder: City Actions and Opportunities to Address the Epidemic
Ahead of the planned Mayors’ Institute on opioids in May, the YEF Institute’s Health and Wellness team released a new report, “Opioid Use Disorder: City Actions and Opportunities to Address the Epidemic.” This resource for cities contains short examples of efforts in cities from across the county, including an emphasis on state and local strategies that inform our collective efforts to address and mitigate the epidemic. Participants in the Mayors’ Institute will be announced shortly.
- 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
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.