Health

Health

A healthy city is a strong city. In order to be healthy, residents need access to fresh food, and to be educated about healthy eating and exercise habits. Mayors and citizen volunteers play key roles in connecting residents to the resources and information necessary to lead healthy lives. From increasing the number of community gardens providing fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods that lack fresh produce markets to helping people exercise to combat obesity, Cities of Service supports mayors to help their residents tackle pressing health challenges.

Develop a Citywide Service Plan

The Cities of Service Playbook can guide cities of any size and makeup, i.e. whether mayor-council, council-manager. It guides city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan – an essential, living document that establishes goals and means, evolves over time with city priorities, and is key to successful implementation of impact volunteering initiatives. This Playbook provides examples and planning tools to help cities assess needs and arrive at their own unique plans. Many cities use the Playbook as a step-by-step guide while others reference specific sections and/or resources.

Cities Working on Health

Make it Happen!

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