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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:

Recent

  • Webinar

City and county leaders are facing unique personal stressors while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. NLC and the American…

self-care
self-care
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities, Arnold Ventures and the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill showcasing innovative local on-the-ground strategies to address mental health, substance use, and…

San Antonio Councilmember Ana Sandoval
San Antonio Councilmember Ana Sandoval
  • Issue Brief

NLC is challenging cities to take action on indoor environmental hazards and their impact on the health of children and families in 2019 and 2020.

Pledge now to take action in your…

  • Research Report

City leaders are uniquely positioned to advance cross-cutting approaches that address underlying factors affecting the health of their residents and the vibrancy of their city. The National League of Cities launched Cities of Opportunity in…

  • Guides

As the role of housing as a determinant of success in life — affecting health, access to education, and the opportunity for upward mobility — becomes better understood, cities face the daunting task of eliminating the affordable-and-healthy…

Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing
  • Research Report

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…

  • 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
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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…