Have You Heard? Facts from the Field
Have You Heard? Facts from the Field is a feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
March 21, 2017
The CityHealth initiative released its first-ever health policy assessment of our nation’s 40 largest cities, analyzing each city across 9 policy areas proven to make a lasting impact on health and well-being.
- Los Angeles was awarded a gold medal and recognized for its restaurant grading system, setting a gold standard for retail food grading systems.
- Chicago, the only Midwestern city recognized with a gold medal, gained high marks for setting stringent indoor air quality policies, curbing young adult tobacco use, and ensuring safe transportation of all kinds.
- Boston also took top honors, earning high marks in 5 policy areas, showcasing its work toward becoming a healthy city for all residents.
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