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:
For more information, visit www.healthiestcities.org