These efforts help communities create, improve, and sustain physical and social environments that keep residents healthy and actively engaged in life. See The Importance of Public Health Initiatives in the Community.
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that where and how we build in cities has a strong influence on the environment and public health. See EPA Report.
The 5th Annual Step To It Challenge physical activity competition ended May 28, with Brooklyn Park and Crystal emerging as the top winners. See the Step To It Challenge Web Site for more details.
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