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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...
May 4, 2015

This week, children, families, and communities worldwide are celebrating Screen-Free Week! You can join them by getting off the couch and going out to walk, bike, and play with friends and family. 

Excessive screen time –...

May 4, 2015

May is National Bike Month! Biking is a great way to get around – it can save you time and money, protect the environment, and keep you healthy.

Policies that enable and encourage people to bike...

April 17, 2015

Over the past few years, we’ve seen population growth in central cities across the country. Large-scale investment is also occurring in many urban areas, and while this growth and development have benefits, they have also driven up housing costs. Many historically low-income neighborhoods are...

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