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Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make their Communities Healthier

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Across the country, a growing number of local elected officials understand that health begins at home--in the communities where people live, work and go to school. At a time of growing concern about the rise of preventable chronic disease, these officials understand it is their responsibility--working alongside residents, neighborhood organizations and other leaders--to help make their communities healthier.

Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make their Communities Healthier, a new brief by Prevention Institute and the American Public Health Association, examines the approaches local elected officials are taking to improve the health of their communities. Through interviews and case studies, it provides tips and lessons from communities across the country, providing a resource to help local elected officials and their staff members improve the health of their communities.

Associated File(s) (click to download):

 

Prevention is Primary

PreventionisPrimary2

Read Chapter One here

Book cover photo credit G.Meyer(c)2006