Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

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    Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

    The National Association of Counties (NACo), in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation — an affiliate of CVS Health — is partnering with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Healthy Places by Design (HPbD) for the next iteration of the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge (the Challenge). 

    The Challenge is a two-year initiative that provides a total of $2 million to county and city-level teams that are working across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease. Twenty communities -- 10 counties and 10 cities -- are receiving $100,000 each to improve access to healthy foods and/or health services through systems-level approaches and resident engagement. 

    In addition to the funding, Challenge teams will participate in one-on-one technical assistance provided by NACo and APHA and co-create a supportive peer-learning network led by HPbD over the course of the two years. 

    The county teams are located in:

    Collier County, Florida
    Dougherty County, Georgia
    Cumming/Forsyth County, Georgia
    Perry County, Kentucky
    Orange County, New York
    Tompkins County, New York
    Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Wilkes County, North Carolina
    Cambria County, Pennsylvania
    Greenbrier County, West Virginia

    For more information, visit www.healthiestcities.org

    The challenge aims to improve measurable health outcomes and promote health, wellness, equity and social interaction through practical, evidence-based strategies and cross-sector collaboration.
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    2020-07-15

The National Association of Counties (NACo), in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation — an affiliate of CVS Health — is partnering with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Healthy Places by Design (HPbD) for the next iteration of the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge (the Challenge). 

The Challenge is a two-year initiative that provides a total of $2 million to county and city-level teams that are working across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease. Twenty communities -- 10 counties and 10 cities -- are receiving $100,000 each to improve access to healthy foods and/or health services through systems-level approaches and resident engagement. 

In addition to the funding, Challenge teams will participate in one-on-one technical assistance provided by NACo and APHA and co-create a supportive peer-learning network led by HPbD over the course of the two years. 

The county teams are located in:

Collier County, Florida
Dougherty County, Georgia
Cumming/Forsyth County, Georgia
Perry County, Kentucky
Orange County, New York
Tompkins County, New York
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Greenbrier County, West Virginia

For more information, visit www.healthiestcities.org

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