It Starts Here Campaign: Safe Routes For All: Multnomah County, Oregon

How communities are designed and function can promote -- or restrict -- physical activity and access to healthy, affordable food options for children and adults. Part of the Healthy, Active Multnomah County "It Starts Here" initiative aims to encourage the community opportunities for kids to be active before, during and after school.

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Seat Belt Usage in a Latino Community: Pittsburg, California

In Pittsburg, California a city that has a large Mexican American population, mothers were not putting their children in car seats while driving at the same rate as in the county overall. In response to this, a policy was passed which provided money to make car seats available to low-income families.

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LIFETIME: Oakland, California

LIFETIME is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California that assists single mothers on welfare to obtain higher education and remain off of welfare and out of poverty permanently.

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Boston Public Health Commission's Undoing Racism: Boston, Massachusetts

Recognizing that "undoing racism," and embracing cultural diversity are keys to eliminating persistent health disparities in the city of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission led a multi-faceted initiative that began with an institutional assessment in which the Commission asked the question, "how is racism at play here?"

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Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

This statewide advocacy center works at the nexus of nutrition, hunger, and poverty as it coordinates a network of nutrition activists and professionals to advocate for statewide legislation to improve school nutrition, increase participation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, and increase the minimum wage.

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Library Cards for All: Salinas, California

A partnership between the Salinas Public Library and local school districts provided all students with library cards, free of charge and application-free. This simple, yet innovative, change in practice has resulted in more young people reading, engaging in meaningful opportunities, having a safe place to gather, and connecting with their community.

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