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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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  • 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…
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bike lane
  • CitiesSpeak

The nation’s mayors are leading our country with a critical focus on the issues that matter to citizens. From sustainability and entrepreneurship to public health, mayors described their policy goals in their State of the City speeches. In our…

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  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's new report, Addressing Health Disparities in Cities: Lessons from the Field, provides lessons learned and examples of actions that mayors and other city leaders  are taking to intentionally address childhood obesity-related health…

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Riding bikes
  • Press Release

PHILADELPHIA—Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Case Studies & Practices

Population: 1.41 million (2013)

What is Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties?

The National League of Cities (NLC) is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the U.S.…

  • Press Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Realizing that a highly educated city creates the most economic opportunity, the Mayor's Office of Louisville Metro has organized strong partnerships between stakeholders in business, government, and education to increase the number…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Allison Paisner.

How can local leaders create a community-building activity that helps citizens make healthy food choices and get outside more? Gardens may be the ideal answer.

While you may not have…

Mizmor L’David Garden
Mizmor L’David Garden