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December 6, 2017

Large institutions can promote healthier communities and more equitable food systems by leveraging their food purchasing power. Institutional purchasing decisions based on good food values also benefit the local economy and the environment. ChangeLab Solutions has created...

December 4, 2017

ChangeLab Solutions has developed a suite of 3 products (a fact sheet, literature review, and infographic) to provide an overview of the positive health effects of paid family leave (PFL) for families, young children, and new mothers. Time off to care for very young children has many...

October 17, 2017
Shauneequa Owusu is a senior vice president at ChangeLab Solutions, where she leads the development of strategies and approaches to improve the health of communities across the nation. 
 
Shauneequa’s passion for urban policy and community development has fueled...
October 17, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 841, which prohibits schools from marketing foods that cannot be sold or served in those schools. The addition to the...

September 8, 2017

The Free School Lunch for All initiative now makes lunch free for every public school student in New York City. “We know that students cannot learn or thrive in school if they...

March 15, 2017

Communities with many tobacco stores — and many stores near one another — often bear the brunt of tobacco use. Greater concentration and higher numbers of tobacco retailers, as well as retailers’ proximity to schools, have been associated with higher rates of youth smoking, higher rates of...

February 13, 2017
Leon Andrews is the director of the Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) initiative at the National League of Cities. He joined our Board of Directors in 2010 and became the Chair of the Board...
November 17, 2016

We’ve updated and released the Tobacco Laws Affecting California, our 2016 guide to tobacco regulation in the state. This booklet is a user-friendly guide to laws regulating exposure to...

August 29, 2016

Does your neighborhood have safe sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes? Ever wonder how street design can improve health? Curious how transportation systems can make places not only more connected, but also more equitable?

Street design can, and should, make it safer and easier for...

June 28, 2016

The retail environment affects community health. In many places, people lack access to fruits and vegetables, but can find tobacco, non-nutritious foods and beverages, and alcohol all too easily. Perhaps not surprisingly, tobacco use, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol use are among the...

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