Tag Archives: Health

Addressing Housing and Health: How Cities Are Making a Difference

Join the Urban Institute and the National League of Cities as they explore the role of mayors and city leaders, in partnership with key social sector stakeholders, in achieving better health outcomes through safe, affordable housing initiatives. This free webinar will discuss emerging city-level models, based on a recent convening of mayors and city teams, and share new research from the Urban Institute on unique health and housing interventions at the neighborhood and city level. Register now... Read more

The Positive Power of Walking

Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes. But a word that rarely arises is “power.” Walking advocates once focused primarily on physical health —spurred by mounting evidence that physical activity is key to preventing disease—but now are stepping up to promote social, economic and community health. The ultimate goal is to transform towns and neighborhoods across America into better places for everyone to live.... Read more

Brownfield and Health Tool Gives Blighted Sites Across the State a Healthy Second Chance

The City of Duluth is using the new Brownfield Health Indicator Tool to address the common challenges of transforming brownfields into productive community assets, including the complicated process of identifying and prioritizing redevelopment strategies that will best meet the long-term needs of the environment and community. The tool, developed in partnership with Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Department of Health, aims to streamline project decision-making by focusing on health. Read more... Read more

The Military Declares War on Sprawl

Busy each day with thousands or tens of thousands of people, a military base is a mini-city. It has its own police, fire, and recreation departments, and even a “mayor” (the base commander). And its residents are dealing with a major public health concern—obesity. Now the U.S. Department of Defense is looking to the environment of the base itself to get its forces into shape. Read more... Read more

ACEEE Health & Energy Linked Programs (HELP) Award

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is accepting nominations for exemplary programs that both protect health and save energy in buildings. ACEEE will accept nominations for programs targeting all building types. It does not restrict who may nominate a program. An expert panel will review the nominations and select the programs that will be honored. The most innovative and promising programs will receive a Health & Energy Linked Programs (HELP) Award, be featured in a forthcoming ACEEE publication, and... Read more
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