Healthiest Cities & Counties In the News

NEWS RELEASES

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings (Mar. 26, 2018)

Aetna Foundation’s New Awards Shine the “Spotlight” on Programs That Are Improving Community Health (Jan. 31, 2018)

RAND to evaluate Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, identify ways to expand public health innovations (Sept. 14, 2017)

LATEST NEWS COVERAGE

WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET TO 'DOUBLE UP' SNAP PURCHASES
Waco Tribune-Herald, Apr. 20, 2018
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is offering low-income families the chance to double their spending power on healthy food available at the market. The market has announced it will participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program, which matches purchases of up to $20 per day made using benefits cards for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Seed money for the program, an estimated $25,000, is being provided by the Waco-McLennan County Health District as part of the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge. 

CAMDEN’S VISION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
NJ Spotlight, Apr. 9, 2018
In just a few years, the Camden SMART Initiative has invested over $25 million in the city, created 50 infrastructure projects, and planted more than 1,500 trees. Sustainability for Camden means generating economic development, improving the lives and health of residents, and cultivating a healthier way of life. The Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) Initiative is accomplishing this through stormwater management, policy development, and green infrastructure training programs.

CHESCO TO KICKOFF WALKWORKS FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE 2018 ON APRIL 7
The Unionville Times, Apr. 2, 2018
WEST CHESTER — The latest challenge set by the Chester County Commissioners to encourage county residents to take five billion steps by the end of 2018 will be launched on Saturday, April 7th at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (PSTC) in South Coatesville.  The WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Walking Challenge kicks-off that day at a special event open to the public, and especially all Chester County emergency responders and their families and friends. 

JERSEY CITY A FINALIST FOR $500K HEALTHY LIVING PRIZE
NJ.com, Feb. 13, 2018
Jersey City received a check for $10,000 for implementing programs to promote healthy living -- and is in the running for $500,000 more. The funding comes from Aetna Foundation's Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, launched in 2016 to empower 50 small-to-midsize cities and counties to implement innovative solutions for their local public health issues.

HEALTH COLLABORATIVE AWARDED FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Star-Tribune, Feb. 7, 2018
The Health Collaborative was recognized by the Aetna Foundation on Thursday for their progress in addressing local social determinants of health. The Collaborative has developed creative partnerships throughout the community, as well as innovative solutions to the pressing health issues facing the Dan River Region.

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