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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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Greater University Circle is a four-square-mile area in Cleveland that is home to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals.  Together these neighborhood anchor institutions…

  • CitiesSpeak

Providing meals for children through federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs is a win-win opportunity for cities. Cities benefit by bringing more federal funds into their neighborhoods, and can improve the health and well-being of low-income…

  • Press Release

New Learning Collaborative to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities.

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This blog post was co-written by Carla Plaza, consultant to NLC's Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative.

Yes, it’s that time of year again. I’m not talking about the NFL playoffs or flu season, though. It…

Medical Exam
Medical Exam
  • Press Release

This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the…

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  • Press Release

As part of NLC's on-going efforts to provide cities with access to Ebola virus information, NLC is pleased to share the following information on how to properly dispose of Ebola-related waste into public waste water systems. As you will learn,…

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Press Release
  • 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,…

Obama
Obama
  • Press Release

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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  • Press Release

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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  • Press Release

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…