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The 2019 County Health Rankings Are Here
March 28, 2019

A collaborative project of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the annual County Health Rankings show that where you live influences how well and how long you live.

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New Webinar from ChangeLab Solutions: A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy

Discriminatory laws and policies prevent people from living healthy lives. ChangeLab Solutions will release A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy – a new resource developed in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that presents legal strategies and best practices to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities improve health outcomes.

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American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Endorse Suite of Policies to Reduce Kids’ Consumption of Sugary Drinks

In a joint policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) endorsed a suite of public health measures-including excise taxes, limits on marketing to children, and financial incentives for purchasing healthier beverages-designed to reduce kids' consumption of sugary drinks. The policy statement, "Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents," will be published in the April 2019 issue of Pediatrics.

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Reflecting on Our Healthy School This National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month®, celebrated annually to encourage sound eating habits in kids and adults, allows us to reflect on the great progress we’ve made in creating a total culture of health.

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Opportunity Available for Physical Education (P.E.) Teachers to Participate in Active Schools Survey

Are you, or do you know, a P.E. teacher? Active Schools welcomes your participation in its survey for P.E. teachers.

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Nominate a Local Leader for the 2019 Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award
March 14, 2019

In 2019, the Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award will be presented to an individual who has made extraordinary efforts and contributions to advancing equity and inclusion through Safe Routes to School and active transportation. The award will recognize outstanding leadership and vision, impact on advancing Safe Routes to School, and skills in building coalitions and political will to ensure safe, healthy, and equitable outcomes for children and community members.

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