25 Years of Healthy Communities

The Winter issue of the National Civic Review focuses on 25 years of the U.S. Healthy Communities movement. Volume 102, number 4 of the National Civic Review is the first of two special issues on Healthy Communities. The second will be published in April 2014. Link here to see the table of contents and access individual articles.

The National Civic League is partnering in 2014 with Community Commons to celebrate 25 years of Healthy Communities and the ideas embodied by the movement. Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement.

The Healthy Communities movement, with its emphasis on cross-sector collaboration, civic engagement and transforming the settings and environments that are the drivers of health, has inspired hundreds of U.S. communities to think and act in fundamentally different ways.

The National Civic League was an important catalyst in the early years of the movement, and this year’s All-America City Awards will have a Healthy Communities focus.

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