Welcome to Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year commitment to making our neighborhoods healthy for our children. By decreasing childhood obesity and youth violence; increasing school attendance and providing access to quality healthcare, we will create neighborhoods where our children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
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Communities and the Youth

Communities support healthy youth development. Mobilizing youth as leaders and change agents, and supporting kids to stay in school, find meaningful work, and connect with caring adults helps the next generation to thrive.
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Residential Life

Residents live in communities with health-promoting land use, transportation and community development. Making sure parks are clean and welcoming for all ages, and ensure that people can safely walk, bike or take public transportation.
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Human Services

Health and family-focused human services shift resources toward prevention. We’re working toward a healthcare system that places greater emphasis on preventing illness instead of only responding in times of medical crisis.
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Violence Prevention

Children and families are safe from violence in their home, neighborhoods and schools. Violence prevention is not just the business of the police department. It’s a public health issue, and it’s preventable. Youth, parents, faith leaders, law enforcement and local business are joining forces to create alternatives to violence along with new opportunities for kids.
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Community

Your neighborhood – and our entire community – is only as safe and prosperous as we make it. Will you join us in getting involved?
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Neighborhoods

We need to work together to provide alternatives to violence, and create new opportunities for our young people.
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Schools

The Hub is where you’ll find the latest on how we’re helping our youth stay in school. With better attendance, our schools get more funding
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Prevention

Good health is no accident! Help us support culturally-appropriate and consis- tent health care services in our community.
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