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  • CitiesSpeak

The tragic death of Thomas Duncan in a Dallas hospital reminds us of the severity of the disease, said President Obama, and that it must be taken seriously.

In a wide ranging conference call with city leaders from across the nation,…

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Announces grants to 13 cities to bring healthy meals to children

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities is awarding 13 cities grants to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer…

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Washington, D.C. - To help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the National League of Cities (NLC) today awarded grants and technical assistance to eight…

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NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) has selected eight cities to receive grants and technical assistance to implement outreach campaigns directed at enrolling eligible families and children in Medicaid and the…

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The National Civic League (NCL) recently recognized ten communities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. This year had a focus on healthy communities–efforts to address challenges such as obesity, chronic illness, physical inactivity and…

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The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program passed another milestone recently with residents in cities across the country using their city discount card to save on more than 1 million prescriptions.

From Chicago and Detroit to Grand Isle,…

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Audrey Rowe, second from left, along with staff from NLC and FRAC, visit a middle school in Nashville to see how the school prepares their afterschool meals and to learn more about their coordinated afterschool programs.

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On February 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued its final employer mandate rules governing large employers (those with 50 or more employees) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Known as the “employer shared responsibility” or “…

  • CitiesSpeak

In honor of the 4th anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative this week, we are reprinting a series of blog posts from the Lets Move! blog. Below is the third post in this series, written by  …

  • CitiesSpeak

In honor of the 4th anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative this week, we are reprinting a series of blog posts from the Lets Move! blog. Below is the second post in this series, and was written by L. Dennis…