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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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WASHINGTON - The National League of Cities (NLC) is launching the second phase of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMP) project, a national initiative to reduce childhood hunger…

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$3.25 Million, Three-Year Initiative Kicks Off this Summer with Two Regional Leadership Academies

With a $3.25 million grant provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies through its national KidsWell Initiative, NLC's Institute for Youth,…

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  Access to healthy foods, safe routes to bike or walk to work or school, and affordable and accessible health and social services – these are just a few of a comprehensive set of strategies the City of Boston’s Public Health Commission (…

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The National League of Cities (NLC) awarded 541 medals to 118 communities across the country, in recognition of their outstanding efforts to complete health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (…

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The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means that employers, including cities and towns, must soon begin efforts to comply with the law. Time is of the essence, as all of the provisions of the…

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The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program that began in January 2009 now has over 600 cities across the country helping residents with the high cost of prescriptions. Nationwide, the NLC program has saved city residents more than $10 million to…

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At an event held this morning in Philadelphia, NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, Ind., joined First Lady Michelle Obama and other city leaders to announce a new NLC project that will help local elected officials reduce childhood obesity…

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NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families has selected 11 cities to receive technical assistance and grant funding as part of a national initiative to reduce childhood hunger.
 

As part of the Cities Combating Hunger through…

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Febuary 27, 2012

Cigna, an NLC Corporate Partner, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and security. In order to support that mission, it offers an educational webinar series that continues throughout the…

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A community collaboration in Omaha, Neb., has gained recognition for developing six school-based health centers (SBHCs) that began offering services to 35,000 students at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. Led by Omaha nonprofit Building…

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