Every year communities from across the country compete for the All-America City Award, telling the story of their community and their work.
The All-America City Award continues to be the most prestigious civic award in the country. Mandy Pitts, Communications Director, City of Hickory, NC
Important dates and detailed instructions can be found in the full application.
The All-America City Award is like a Good Housekeeping seal of approval. Worcester Telegram Gazette
The 2019 All-America City Award is focused on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health equity in local communities. We are looking for communities that demonstrate inclusive decision-making processes to create better health for all, and particularly for populations currently experiencing poorer health outcomes.
The 2019 All-America City Awards will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the award program, which has had a history of advancing healthy communities. With the National Civic League’s Health Partner, Kaiser Permanente, the 2019 Awards reflect the concept that good health for the entire community requires equity and social and economic well-being. Addressing health disparities and ensuring a thriving environment for all requires work from diverse sectors and stakeholders in a community.
It is with this framing in mind that our concept of healthy communities includes (but is not limited to) measures such as:
Community presentations are an essential part of the AAC experience. Finalist communities have 10 minutes to bring their application to life and present the story of their work and their community to a jury of national civic experts.
To the city and to the whole area, it’s like having that five-star rating on a restaurant. Karen Papouchado, Mayor Pro-Tempore, Aiken, SC
This free monthly webinar series highlights successful projects around the country with speakers from cities implementing creative strategies for civic engagement. By equipping individuals, institutions and local governmental bodies through this series with ideas, models and insights that can be adopted/adapted to individual communities National Civic League hopes to accelerate the pace of change in communities across the country. These webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in creating stronger communities.View the Webinar Archive
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