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August 20, 2015

ChangeLab Solutions mourns the passing of Deb Hubsmith, the influential founder of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, on August 18, 2015. A visionary and bold leader, she dedicated her life to making the world a...

July 30, 2015

Health is one of our most precious resources. People everywhere want their families and communities to be healthy and to thrive. But what does it really take to make that vision a reality? The fact is, health is influenced by the interaction of many factors. It is now widely accepted that the...

July 20, 2015

Food retailers often want to make their stores healthier and more inviting, but may lack the resources necessary to do it. Many want to sell affordable produce, promote healthy snacks and beverages, and renovate storefronts. Communities can support retailers by helping them fund these...

July 13, 2015

Parks bring numerous social, environmental, and health benefits to a community. Every person in every neighborhood should be able to enjoy these benefits. Unfortunately, too many cities, counties, and neighborhoods are “park poor,” lacking adequate parks and green spaces. The residents of...

July 7, 2015
ChangeLab Solutions attended the 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference ...
June 29, 2015

Imagine a community where healthy food marketing is the norm: Billboards, signs, and bus advertisements promote water rather than sugary drinks, and TV, radio, and internet ads publicize local deals on fresh produce. Child care settings and schools follow nutrition standards and are free of...

June 23, 2015

In an interview last week with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program, Ben Winig, senior staff attorney and program director at ChangeLab Solutions, discussed how his life experiences—both professional...

June 10, 2015

ChangeLab Solutions commends San Francisco for passing three major regulations yesterday that help make it easier to choose other beverages than sugary drinks. In a unanimous vote, the...

May 26, 2015
Good quality housing is central to the health of individuals, families, and communities. When housing falls into disrepair or has pests, moisture, inadequate ventilation, or chemicals, residents suffer. Unhealthy home conditions cause 20 to 30 percent of asthma cases, 21,000 lung cancer...
May 8, 2015
Over the past several decades, the tobacco control movement has successfully helped deter kids from starting to smoke and encourage adult smokers to smoke less or quit altogether. During that time, public health professionals and advocates have focused on several “core” strategies for...

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