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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

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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

Press Release
Press Release
  • 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…

  • Press Release

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…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

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,…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

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.

  • Press Release

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 “…