Posts in the ‘Best Practices’ Category

Infographic: The Path to a Culture of Health

Many communities develop programs and events as part of its strategic plan for improving residents health, but a more sustainable approach to gain traction is known as “Policy, Systems and Environmental Change” (PSE). The major difference between PSE compared to traditional approaches such as events and programs is that the PSE approach is aimed at long-term, sustainable and ongoing behavioral change. The reason PSE is useful for improving health in a community is because encouraging people to live healthier lives isn’t just about changing individual behaviors and creating good habits. Communities need to be places that encourage and promote healthy…

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Washington, DC: Profile of a Fit City

  To see Washington, DC’s full 2015 data report, visit https://www.americanfitnessindex.org/city/washington-dc/.

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Case Studies in Action: Charlotte, NC

Healthy Charlotte Annual Report 2014 The Healthy Charlotte effort is well on its way to leading a change in Charlotte’s culture from being a wonderful, vibrant community for families and business to thrive to being a wonderful, vibrant and healthy community where the health, fitness and wellness of citizens is the top priority.   celebrates the progress made by the Healthy Charlotte initiative in 2014 and looks forward to seeing the quality of life continue to improve as the effort expands in the future. Below is a snapshot of Healthy Charlotte’s successes in 2014.  To learn more about the initiative,…

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