In partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, we are working with cities to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities, specifically those that decrease neurotoxic exposures.
City leaders can dramatically impact children’s health, in particular children of color, who are most adversely impacted by these environmental harms. By addressing the social and physical determinants of health through access to healthy foods, lead abatement, and more, city leaders can play a major role in addressing these disparities.
City parks are a public asset that deliver co-benefits in public health and climate change mitigation. Ensuring their safety, accessibility, and sustained funding is critical work.
The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work toward better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of our grant recipients, Middleton, WI.
This week, we are highlighting the third workshop in a four-part series on lead remediation from our partner, Healthy Babies Bright Futures.
The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work towards better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of our grant recipients, Madison, WI.
Pine Bluff, AR used municipal land to expand community gardens and planted trees to support children's health as part of their participation in the Healthy Babies Initiative.
Mayors Innovation Project & Healthy Babies Bright Futures. How Salt Lake City Increased Equitable Access to Healthier Foods for Kids.
Salt Lake City is tackling issues of fresh and healthy food availability via the Resident Food Equity Advisors. Its goal is to help create an equitable community food system that increases access to healthy, organic, and culturally relevant foods for historically underrepresented and underserved communities. Over the course of a year, the Advisors worked in partnership with City staff to voice their concerns and help shape the City’s food policy agenda.Document
Mayors Innovation Project & Healthy Babies Bright Futures. Community Advocates in Wilkinsburg, PA, Ensure Every Baby Reaches Their Full Potential.
Wilkinsburg, PA has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, with a striking difference in mortality rates for Black and white babies. And 6.1% of children had elevated blood lead levels as estimated by the Allegheny Health Department. Community partners began working across sectors to ensure that every baby is born into a healthy community that enables them to thrive and reach their full potential using an evidence-based model called the Best Babies Zone.Document