New Report From PI and APHA Helps You—and Local Elected Officials—Make The Case for Prevention
“If people want to go run at the track or walk on the sidewalk but don’t have the infrastructure, we have not made it accessible. The role of the city is to make health accessible.”–Mayor Chip Johnson, Hernando, Mississippi
Across the country, a growing number of local elected officials understand that health begins at home—in the places 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, businesses 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 across the country, providing a resource to help local elected officials and their staff members improve health in their hometowns.
Download the brief here and join us today, Tuesday, November 12 (11am-12:30 PST) for our webinar—Cultivating Prevention Champions: Making the Case to Local Elected Officials. This webinar, designed for health and prevention practitioners, community organizers and others, will explore how to best educate local elected officials on the importance of healthier communities. Register here.
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