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There's No Such Thing as a Single Rural America
December 4, 2019

In our predominantly urban nation, the words 'rural America' often conjure images of farm country, small towns, and white people living in places that once boomed but have since busted. The reality though is that we boast a rural America that is far more diverse and complex.

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Celebrating Five Years of Berkeley's Soda Tax
December 4, 2019

In 2014, Berkeley, California became the first city in the U.S. to implement a tax on sugary drinks, with 76% of voters approving of the ballot measure. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the ballot measure, the Praxis Project (a member of the Voices for Healthy Kids Strategic Advisory Committee) released a video that shows the city's investments from the tax. The video also presents the grounded stories of the impact that this funding is having at the community level.

 

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New Disrupting Food Insecurity Dashboard from Urban Institute

Federal nutrition programs and charitable meals make up the first line of defense, but solving this challenge requires communities to go beyond food to disrupt the root causes of economic distress including high housing costs, income and work, financial security, health and structural disadvantage.

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CityHealth Announces New 2019 City Policy Ratings

CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, just announced their new 2019 city policy ratings for the 40 largest U.S. cities. See where your city ranks!

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners! These five communities have been selected from a group of nearly 200 applicants for their innovative efforts to provide all residents with the opportunity to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Read on to learn more about the winning communities!

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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Series: Eat Smart, Move More Coalition South Carolina

Healthy Bucks, South Carolina’s SNAP incentives program, was recently made a permanent program. Read on to find out what this means for healthy food incentives in South Carolina!

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