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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Food, Health
This report features case studies of big cities successfully preventing and/or combating chronic disease. Strategies include improving nutrition by increasing access to healthy food and limiting sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, increasing physical activity through promoting healthy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Food, Economic Justice
Potential energy savings practices in food facility services, restaurants, food manufacturing and incubation industries. Provides sustainable recommendations for building envelopes and metering, HVAC systems, appliances, cold storage, water, lighting, and other sustainability issues....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Food
Michigan need to improve healthcare, education, public health, immigration regulation, families, childcare, worker skills, employment, and wages. The report explains the problems and gives recommendation to each of them....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Food
Millions of Michigan residents are in food insecure. Children, rural residents, people with disabilities, people of color, and seniors are most at risk. The report lists state policy and federal policy recommendations to solve the problems....
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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The city of Lincoln is home to 133 miles of trails and more than 125 parks and green spaces on over 6,000 acres of public land. Lincoln's trail system consistently ranks among the best in the country. Numerous partnerships exist throughout the community to promote and encourage active...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Food, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a statewide financing program designed to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Finance & Procurement, Food
State and local governments can improve residents’ diets by exercising their power to purchase goods and services. By adopting healthy procurement policies, governments can improve public health, lower overall costs, and provide leadership for the private sector to do the same....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Utah
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food
Salt Lake City tackled issues of fresh and healthy food availability via Resident Food Equity Advisors. Their goal was to create an equitable community food system that increased access to healthy, organic, and culturally relevant foods for historically underrepresented and underserved...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Food
The loss of local control due to state or federal "preemption" is a national trend and, as illustrated by these quotes, of great concern to local policymakers and advocates regardless of partisan affiliations. Use these as a resource to develop messaging appropriate for your audience....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
After increasing steadily for decades, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off. This policy brief examines reports from across the country to learn more about where progress is being made to address childhood obesity....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food
The vast majority of food marketing to young kids promotes unhealthy foods and beverages. This report describes the many channels through which young children are exposed to unhealthy food marketing (i.e. outdoor advertising, broadcast media, digital media, etc) and provides policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources
Coordinated messaging from industry lobbyists and state legislators who support preemption is similar or identical across issues and states. This document lays out a number of predictable pro-preemption statements or messages, followed by accurate messages you can use to refute them,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Growing concern over childhood obesity has prompted a focus on underlying epidemics of physical inactivity and poor nutrition. Regarding the former, there is increasing understanding that behavior change promotion alone has not increased population physical activity levels and that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The way we design and build our neighborhoods can affect our physical and mental health. In this time of rising obesity rates, traffic congestion, long work hours, high stress levels, and fewer opportunities to be physical active, finding creative ways to address these issues is important....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Finance & Procurement, Food
Rural communities face physical, geographic, social, and economic barriers to good health. These include: limited access to healthy foods, few exercise facilities, lack of public transportation, lack of nutrition education, and more. As a result, older adults in rural areas tend to...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health, Children & Families, Food
Restaurants encourage children and adolescents to choose specific menu items by linking them with free toys and other incentive items. This ordinance states that a restaurant may not provide an incentive item linked to the purchase of a single food item or meal if it includes excessive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Over the last two decades childhood obesity has risen at an alarming rate in the United States. In 1999, 13 percent of children ages six to 11 and 14 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19 were overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled. Now, the number of overweight children in...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level State
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Energy, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Food, Community Development, Public Spaces
Remarks by Jacky Grimshaw at the state capital bill signing by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn laying out five critical areas where public investment would help achieve a sustainable future: clean energy, clean water, toxic waste clean up, open space, and transportation....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Policy Areas Food
Currently in Hawaii, thousands of seniors struggle just to put food on their table. The issue of senior hunger is complex, and is often a symptom of deeper flaws in the structure of the economy, society, and food systems themselves. This report presents an overview of the tools- many...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Food
Babies in Wilkinsburg, PA suffer from elevated blood lead levels and high mortality rates. In response, the Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative has undergone multiple strategies in Wilkinsburg to improve access to quality health care and transform their educational, economic, and community...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Food
Many policies that help make healthier foods available to families start locally. But what if your state lawmakers suddenly passed legislation that took away the ability of community members, city councils, school districts, and counties to help prevent heart disease, stroke, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources
The power of local governments to pass laws that protect the health, safety and welfare of their citizens is waning and under increasing attack. Over the past four years, a historic number of local interference (preemption) bills have been filed and passed in state capitals across...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Food
Agricultural cooperatives are a promising area of economic opportunity for African American women in the rural South, who face some of the sharpest disparities in economic advancement. By increasing the local availability of quality food, these businesses also have the potential to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
A child's health is a key predictor for his or her future success and well-being. Unfortunately, far too many children face barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential because of where they live, learn and play. The inequitable distribution of social, economic and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Food
In many places, residents lack access to fruits and vegetables, but can easily find tobacco and alcohol. This playbook presents 15 strategies to achieve a healthy retail environment—one where it is easier to make healthy choices than unhealthy ones. In particular, these strategies...

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