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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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  • 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.

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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
  • Case Studies & Practices

The City of Gary, Indiana sought to build partnerships to support investment and institutional capacity to implement community redevelopment. Such partnerships were intended to build upon the existing assets of strong local leadership and a…

  • 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

Food systems, primarily agriculture has a long history in southern California. After decades of population growth and urban sprawl, the city of Riverside is developing a coordinated regional effort to support local farmers and bring forth…

  • 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…