May 2, 2016
The Benefits of Shared Use: Increasingly, communities are using shared use to create opportunities for both exercise and other activities, such as gardening, cooking, and community engagement. Our colorful infographic shows you where you can create community recreational space, and highlights the many broad benefits of shared use.
Updated Shared Use section of our website: We’ve reorganized our shared use resources, tools, and policies. Whether you’re new to shared use or an experienced shared use practitioner, this section will provide you with the tools you need.
Contact us for help developing the best shared use arrangement for your community!
April 25, 2016
April 13, 2016
- In Lexington, Kentucky, we helped public health professionals consider policy options for making corner stores healthier.
- In New Mexico and Washington, DC, we provided advocates with information about opening up safe spaces for exercise and play.
- In Seattle, we helped create gender-specific swim hours at a public pool to encourage women who couldn’t swim around men to get exercise.
April 1, 2016
Health is one of our most precious resources. And now, as we celebrate National Public Health Week, we’re focused on what it takes to create the healthiest nation possible by 2030. But how do we make that vision a reality?
We need innovative laws and policies to build communities that are healthy, equitable, and resilient. Watch this short video to learn more!
Ready to get started? Check out our Health in All Policies toolkit to find out how public agencies can help create healthier places to live, work, and play.
When you’re ready to make the case and build support in your community, download our Health in All Policies presentation. Jurisdictions can take the next step with our model policies, designed to keep government entities committed to building the healthiest community possible.
Contact us for help making your community’s vision a reality.
March 30, 2016
Improving community health requires purposeful action and strategic relationships. In a recent blog post about medical-legal partnerships, Marice Ashe, founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, discusses the important role lawyers play in social change movements. When law, medicine, and public health join forces, they can address the social determinants of health and tackle the root causes of health inequities.
“The law is a critical tool for making social change that benefits everyone,” Ashe said. “Health begins well before the doctor’s office. It begins in homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. We can address the conditions that cause chronic disease and promote health using legal and policy tools.”
The blog post follows a Healthy People 2020 webinar, during which Ashe introduced the five essential public health law services – a new way of looking at how law and policy improve health – and showed how they can be leveraged to strengthen partnerships and make positive changes for everyone in a community.