Healthiest Cities & Counties In the News

NEWS RELEASES

RAND to evaluate Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, identify was to expand public health innovations (April 2017)

Fifty Cities and Counties Accept Challenge to Improve Community Health (Sept. 16, 2016)

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to Offer $1.5 Million in Prizes (April 4, 2016)

NEWS COVERAGE

THURSTON COUNTY MAKES BEING ACTIVE EASY WITH ABUNDANT WALKING AREAS
Thurston Talk

CHESTER COUNTY COMPLETES CHALLENGE OF WALKING ONE BILLION STEPS
Daily Local News

SOUTH CITY NEIGHBORHOOD HOSTED iGROW AT THE GARDEN EXTENSION DAY
Capital Outlook

THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO TAKE STEPS TO SUPPORT WALKS DAY 
The Phoenix Reporter & Item

COMMUNITIES WORKING TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH, THANKS TO CHALLENGE: CHANGING BEHAVIORS
The Nation's Health

NEW HAVEN CAMP EASY BREEZY IS TACKLING CITY’S CHILDHOOD ASTHMA EPIDEMIC
Patch.com

4TH ANNUAL FAMILY 5K, COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY & HEALTH FAIR-HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE
Patch.com

DR. WOOD: TWO EASY WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ACTIVITY LEVELS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
TheOlympian.com

CLEVELAND ONE OF 50 COMMUNITIES IN HEALTHIEST CITIES CHALLENGE
PRCHN.org

VILLAGE HEARTB.E.A.T. TACKLES LOCAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC THROUGH COLLABORATIVE HEALTHY KIDS & FAMILIES
PR Newswire

CAN GREENVILLE BECOME THE HEALTHIEST COUNTY?
Greenville News Online

AIMING HIGH: CAN GREENVILLE BECOME THE HEALTHIEST COUNTY?
USA Today

MAKING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS IN LEXINGTON MORE CONVENIENT
Fox8.com

NYS DOH COMMISSIONER GATHERS WITH KIDS, SENIOR CITIZENS IN POUGHKEEPSIE
Wamc.org

JOURNEY TOWARD ONE BILLION STEPS BEGINS WITH STROLL THROUGH KENNETT SQUARE
Southern Chester County Weekly

JOURNEY TOWARD 1 BILLION STEPS BEGINS WITH STROLL IN CHESTER COUNTY
The Mercury News

CHESTER COUNTY OFFICIALS CHALLENGE RESIDENTS TO WALK ONE BILLION STEPS
Dailylocalnews.com

From Public Health Newswire: Here's how we prioritize social determinants of health

AFTER GROCERY STORE CLOSURES IN AUGUSTA, HOW WILL RESIDENTS FIND FOOD?
Gpbnews.org

SARAH WELLER PEGNA, CHATHAM HEALTH ALLIANCE RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
ChathamJournalNewspaper.com

HEAD OF AETNA FOUNDATION APPROACHES HEALTH CARE AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM
TheChroniceofPhilanthropy.com 

FOLLOW YOUR TEAM AS VILLAGE HEARTBEAT LAUNCHES A NEW SEASON OF HEALTHY COMPETITION
QCityMetro.com

CHESS, YOGA AND MUSIC AT HEALTHFUL HUDSON MALL FESTIVAL
Nj.com

IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING
ChaddsFordLive.com

HEALTHY ACTIVITIES ON TAP AT 'MIND, BODY, AND SOUL' FESTIVAL IN JERSEY CITY
Nj.com

4-TIME OLYMPIAN TO SPEAK AT MIND, BODY AND SOUL FESTIVAL JAN. 28
Nj.com
The Jersey Journal

SPARTANBURG COUNTY RESIDENTS INVITED TO WALK WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS
Goupstate.com

THREE PUBLISHER’S COLUMNS YOU MISSED – AND THREE YOU DIDN’T
NextCity.org

THE AETNA FOUNDATION: WORKING TO KEEP OHIO HEALTHY
3rdRailPolitics.com

WHAT'S THE AETNA FOUNDATION UP TO LATELY WITH ITS PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDING?
Inside Philanthropy

AETNA FOUNDATION AND THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEX HEALTH AND SOCIAL NEEDS TEAM UP TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH
Business Wire
Aetna Foundation News Release

HILLSBOROUGH MPO IS HONORED TO TAKE ‘GARDEN STEPS’ INTO THE HEALTHYCOMMUNITY50!
Plan Hillsborough

KANE COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON HEALTH ISSUES
Chicago Tribune

5 WAYS TO CREATE HEALTHY DAYS
MarketWired.com

COMMUNITY COUNCILS TO HELP SHAPE THE HEALTH OF KANE COUNTY

Kane County Chronicle

COMMUNITY COUNCILS TO HELP SHAPE THE HEALTH OF KANE COUNTY
Daily Herald

COUNCIL APPROVES RIDESHARE COMPANIES TO COME TO TOWN
Times Record News

JERSEY CITY SELECTED FOR 'HEALTHY COMMUNITY' CONTEST THAT COULD NET CITY $500K
NJ.com

CITY WINS AWARD TO PROMOTE PLAY, BETTER HEALTH
Lake News Online

EXTENSION RECEIVES AWARD
Freemont Tribune

BLAIR RECEIVES AWARD FOR HEALTH CHALLENGE
Altoona Mirror

HOW CAN $10K HELP LOW-INCOME HOUSING IN YORK?
York Daily Record

HEALTH COLLABORATIVE ONE OF 50 TO GET SEED MONEY, IN RUNNING FOR PRIZE AWARDS FOR COUNTY
Rio Rancho Observer

SHARING HEALTH DATA IN FRANKLIN COUNTY IS FOCUS OF NATIONAL CHALLENGE
The Columbus Dispatch

BATTLING ASTHMA: NEW HAVEN ALLIANCE TAKES A TEAM APPROACH
Hartford Courant

KANSAS CITY'S AIM4PEACE PROGRAM IN RUNNING FOR $500,000 PRIZE
KCUR 89.3 (Kansas City, Missouri)

NEW HAVEN TO LAUNCH CHILDREN'S ASTHMA CAMPS THIS SUMMER TO HELP AVOID FUTURE HOSPITALIZATIONS
New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN BECOMES INNOVATOR CITY IN AETNA FOUNDATION'S HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE
New Haven Patch

CLEVELAND: LEADING BY EXAMPLE IN AETNA'S HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE
Cleveland Patch

SAN DIEGO COUNTY TAKES ON THE HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE
San Diego Patch

PLACE MATTERS: MAKING THE UNITED STATES THE HEALTHIEST NATION, COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY
Health Affairs blog
By Dr. Garth Graham and Dr. Georges Benjamin

A LITTLE HEALTHY COMPETITION IN THE INTEREST OF HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Inside Philanthropy

STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES, TOGETHER
Corporate Wellness Magazine
By Dr. Garth Graham

YOUR ZIP CODE IS A BETTER INDICATOR OF YOUR HEALTH THAN YOUR RACE OR GENETICS
Aetna Foundation's Garth Graham on the need for the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
Let's Talk Life (WNC-TV)

WE'RE GOING TO ENGAGE CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY TO TALK ABOUT HOLISTIC HEALTH
Aetna's Mark Bertolini highlights the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge


CNBC's Squawk Box with Arianna Huffington
(Entire segment available here)

IT'S 2016: WHY IS IT THAT WE'RE STILL SEEING SUCH DISPARITIES?
Aetna Foundation's MaryLynn Ostrowski explains the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
Atlanta & Company (WXIA-TV — NBC)

WHERE YOU LIVE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW LONG YOU'LL LIVE
An overview of the goals of the Challenge
Daytime Columbus (WCMH-TV — NBC)

TULSA RECOGNIZED AS AN INNOVATOR CITY IN HEALTH CHALLENGE
KTUL-TV.com (Tulsa, Oklahoma — ABC)

HEALTHY CITIES, COUNTIES WILL COMPETE FOR $1.5M IN PRIZES DURING AETNA-SPONSORED CHALLENGE
Healthcare DIVE

PUBLIC HEALTH STAKEHOLDERS WORKING MORE CLOSELY TOGETHER
Hospital & Health Network.com

CHALLENGE TO TACKLE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS IN NATION'S CITIES, TRIBES COUNTIES
The Nation's Health

PUBLIC HEALTH CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Associations Now

Challenge accepted!

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