Are you a local leader in a small or mid-size city interested in learning more about putting stronger policies in place to improve the health of your city’s residents?
The CityHealth initiative partners with the nation’s largest 40 cities, and is eager to support small and mid-sized cities in using policy to create healthier and more vibrant communities. Since they began their yearly assessments, they have heard from smaller cities interested in receiving recognition for the important steps they have taken to protect and improve the health of their residents. In response, CityHealth is currently recruiting for a pilot project exploring how we can expand to mid-sized and smaller cities, defined as a jurisdiction with a population of less than 275,000.
CityHealth will select a small group of cities to participate in the initial pilot. CityHealth will provide training materials and technical assistance to guide these participants as they do their own assessment of their policies. After validation by an independent team of lawyers, participating cities will then be scored on the completed self-assessments and awarded medals based on CityHealth criteria. Each city will receive communications support to publicize their work to build thriving communities.