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Building a Culture of Health Through Authentic Engagement

This is a guest post by Eva Marie Stahl and Bridget Clementi. As a national consumer health advocacy organization, Community Catalyst is in the business of community and consumer engagement. Consumers need to have a say in their health and health care – and with good reason. People who engage in health care decision making are

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Decatur Mayor Wins NLCU Memorial Scholarship

Each year, the Michael H.T. Lynch Scholarship is awarded to one NLC member to attend the NLC University Leadership Summit. We are thrilled to congratulate to the 2017 recipient, Mayor Patricia Garrett of Decatur, Georgia. Mayor Garrett was selected from a competitive group of essays and applications submitted by leaders from across the country. Prior

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Smile for the (Red Light) Camera!

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Madison. Do you think red light enforcement cameras reduce traffic accidents? Or do they exist simply to provide revenue? In either case, their successful implementation depends on the ability of local law enforcement to accurately and reliably measure changes in traffic accidents that occur where the cameras are

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Five Ways Cities Can Promote Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs

Providing meals for children through federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs is a win-win opportunity for cities. Cities benefit by bringing more federal funds into their neighborhoods, and can improve the health and well-being of low-income children by increasing their access to healthy meals and their participation in fun and safe activities during out-of-school time

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Next Monday, Be a Part of the Movement with the #CitiesServe Hashtag

This is a guest post by Mari Andrew. The Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images) On January 19, cities across the nation will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting service and civic engagement. Dr. King’s courageous and tireless work toward his vision of equality inspired legislators

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Cities Can Help Close the Meal Gap on Weekends and Holidays

City agencies can serve meals and reach more children by utilizing existing resources. (Getty Images) During the weekends and holidays, many of us look forward to spending quality time with our family and friends, and much of that time is spent around the dinner table. It is important to remember, though, that many children and

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Community Partners Support Baltimore Neighborhood Growth

What makes a great neighborhood? Why do millennials for example, or any other demographic subgroup, choose one city over another or one neighborhood over another? Several factors that are consistent across many research studies include affordable housing, safe and walkable streets, access to employment and mobility networks, options for entertainment and recreation, and the often

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Detroit Needs Mr. Orr and Mayor-Elect Duggan

The lawyers and pundits will scour every word in the ruling by Judge Steven Rhodes declaring the City of Detroit eligible for bankruptcy. Truth be told, I’d probably find that exercise exhilarating! In the end however, it’s not the ruling from Judge Rhodes with which I am preoccupied. Nor am I particularly concerned with what

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