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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

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…

  • CitiesSpeak

This article was written by Jennifer Jennings, Community Health and Aquatics Supervisor, Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department and originally appeared on the Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future website. Annapolis, the capital of…

  • Press Release

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has awarded planning grants to 12 cities to help develop outreach campaigns aimed at enrolling eligible children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Everyone has a role to play in preventing childhood obesity, including local elected officials who serve as leaders in adopting policies or making environmental changes so children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy…

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Seattle, Wash. - Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized nearly 400 mayors, city councilmembers, county commissioners, and other local elected officials representing communities from across the country for…

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Linda Shak will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Collaboration Multiplier: Working Across Sectors to Foster Healthy and…

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Beginning October 1, 2013, a new Health Insurance Marketplace will open in every state, giving Americans a whole new way to shop for health insurance.  With that, every American will be able to begin the process of obtaining affordable, quality…
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing changes to the way health insurance will be provided to many Americans. As October 1, 2013 (the date open enrollment begins) draws closer, people are likely asking their local elected officials how they…

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NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute profiles Baton Rouge, Louisiana in a new case study, The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative: Promoting Health and Nutrition through Collaboration.

 

The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton…

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