Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

We believe a healthy city/county is economically competitive, inclusive and equitable. That's why we're calling on cities and counties across the country to join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. The partnership empowers small to mid-size U.S. cities and counties to create a positive health impact.

We're awarding more than $1.5 million in prizes to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over the next several years.

Healthy Cities and Counties:
  • Promote healthy behaviors.
  • Focus on community safety.
  • Provide abundant space where people can work, live and play.
  • Enable people to have enjoyable social experiences, and ample work.
  • Are clear of pollutants and provide communities with access to healthy food and clean water.
STEP 1: Identify a lead entity to submit an application.
STEP 2: Submit an application by May 31, 2016.

Finalists will be announced on August 1, 2016.

Questions about the Challenge? Email or call Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Director Debbie Nadzam at 216-523-7348. Or reserve a time during "Office Hours" beginning April 26 and continuing every other Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. EDT. To reserve a time, email with your request. You may dial in to engage in an office hours discussion with others on the line as well. Connection information: 712-432-3066, code 671991.

You can also watch the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge orientation webinar for an overview of the Challenge, details about the application process and relevant dates and resources.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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