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June 9, 2011
Stier and Miller are wrong about Communities Putting Prevention to Work, or CPPW. Communities across the country are building health, saving money and saving lives using evidence-based strategies that are showing results.
If common sense isn't enough to elucidate the connection between having sidewalks and being able to walk in your neighborhood, or having access to affordable fresh foods and being able to eat them, there is a wealth of research to back up these efforts.
Each CPPW community is deciding for itself the strategies that work best for them, and they're working with local organizations to make them happen. We're proud to work alongside CPPW communities that are joining together to find solutions that work.
The writer is executive director of the Prevention Institute.