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Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF

Source: Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood. Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest …

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Opportunity Insights

Source: Opportunity Insights The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility The Opportunity Atlas Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of …

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City Health Dashboard

Empowering cities to create thriving communities:  Explore health in your city Source: https://www.cityhealthdashboard.com/ Learn how other communities have successfully woven health into their decision-making around issues such as education, access to affordable housing, and unemployment. This section includes new articles on how cities are using the Dashboard, posts from the City Health Dashboard team, and feature …

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Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund – Health Resource in Action

Source: Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund – Health Resource in Action The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund, established in 1947 by Frank M. Noonan in memory of his mother, continues its proud tradition of supporting improvements in the quality of life for children with disabilities with one-year grants up to $80,000 (inclusive of …

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Physical Activity: Family-Based Interventions

Source: Physical Activity: Family-Based Interventions Summary of Task Force Finding The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends family-based interventions to increase physical activity among children. Intervention Family-based interventions combine activities to build family support with health education to increase physical activity among children. Interventions include one or more of the following: Goal-setting tools and skills …

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Obesity: Meals and Snacks Provided by Schools | The Community Guide

Source: Obesity: Meals and Snacks Provided by Schools | The Community Guide Summary of Task Force Finding The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages provided by schools. This finding is based on evidence that they increase fruit and …

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Health Equity, Social Determinants | The Community Guide

Source: Health Equity, Social Determinants | The Community Guide Health equity exists when individuals have equal opportunities to be healthy. The ability to be healthy is often associated with factors such as social position, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual identity, or disability. When these factors limit a person’s ability to be healthy it can lead …

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Promoting Good Nutrition | The Community Guide

Source: Promoting Good Nutrition | The Community Guide Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for: Chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers Overweight and obesity Micronutrient deficiencies Fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day (CDC). See Task Force Findings

Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities

Fitness facilities have potential to serve as places of ‘health enhancement’ for many underserved populations, particularly among people with physical/mobility disabilities where walking outdoors to meet recommendations for regular physical activity is not an option due to mobility or safety issues. Source: Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilities – Disability and Health …

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2016 Community Rankings for Healthy Eating – Gallup-Sharecare

Source: Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index This report, part of the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being series, examines healthy eating across the nation, ranking 189 communities based on the question ‘Did you eat healthy all day yesterday?’ The rankings show a wide range of results – with the highest communities having more than three quarters of their citizens …

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