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February 5, 2018

ChangeLab Solutions is pleased to welcome Darlene Oliver Hightower to our board of directors! Darlene is associate vice president for community engagement and practice at Rush University Medical Center, where she partners with interdisciplinary teams to meet...

February 5, 2018

From our inception, ChangeLab Solutions has been at the forefront of tobacco control initiatives. Our tobacco control team works to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, restrict the sale and use of commercial tobacco, and eliminate tobacco-related health...

January 18, 2018

How do housing policies affect community health? The BLOCK Project continues to respond to this question with engaging articles on how housing policies have maintained...

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...

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