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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:

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  • 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
Threats and Hazards

State of California natural hazards include drought and wildfires, coastal floods, landslides and mudslides, extreme heat, and wildfires making it ranking highest on a list of locales most at risk of natural disasters.…

  • 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…

  • Commentary/Leadership Article

The candidate’s positions on veterans’ issues are notably distinct.

by Elisha Harig-Blaine

Earlier this week, voters had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump on how they would handle national…

  • Headlines

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), awarded grants to 10 cities in Kansas, Alabama and California to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Jim Brooks shares an insightful and personal account of his recent trip to Kentucky with the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic.

How do you take stock of human tragedy? Maybe it is wrong even to try. In a world…

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clinic
  • CitiesSpeak

As the first cases of the Zika virus were identified in the contiguous United States, it is important for city leaders to understand the virus and ways they can educate and prepare their communities.

Last Monday, the Centers for Disease…

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map
  • CitiesSpeak

“The cost to business, the healthcare industry, and our communities makes fitness not only a personal and humanitarian issue, but also an economic imperative."

Thirty-two percent of mayors discussed the need to invest in bicycle-friendly…
bike lane
bike lane