Cities of Opportunity
Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Home Forums News and Announcements Press Clips

  • Creator
  • #783
    Amy Shearer

    Hi All,

    Every other week I will post press clips that might be of interest to you.  They will be listed as replies to this topic.



    Amy Shearer
    Intern | Health and Wellness
    Institute for Youth, Education & Families
    National League of Cities

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
  • #784
    Amy Shearer

    Press Clips for the week of January 27th

    Route Fifty
    Can the Digital Divide Finally be Bridged?
    Shrihari Pandit
    January 6, 2020
    Local leaders are using creative solutions for underserved communities not receiving internet access. One of these solutions is installing a community network, resulting in civic and economic benefits and freedoms. To access the article copy and paste this link:

    Boston University Initiative on Cities
    Just Released! 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors
    January 21, 2020
    The 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors cited infrastructure as the most important topic that presidential candidates should be discussing. To access the article copy and paste this link:

    City Lab
    Denser Housing Is Gaining Traction on America’s East Coast
    Kriston Capps
    January 3, 2020
    Virginia and Maryland are both creating bills to try and solve the housing affordability crises in their states. Both states have differing interests and approaches. To access the article copy and paste this link:

    Philly to start tracking doctors to target opioid overprescribers
    Nina Feldman
    January 22, 2020
    A new law passed in Philadelphia will require pharmacies to send regular dispatches to the city Health Department for all controlled-substance prescriptions. Health officials are hoping this will help target doctors who are overprescribing opioids. To access the article copy and paste this link:

    Amy Shearer

    Press Clips for the week of February 17th


    City Health Dashboard

    Building a Culture of Health in Brownsville

    Lisa Mitchell-Bennett

    January 29, 2020

    In 2014 Brownsville, TX received the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize for their efforts in addressing health disparities in their city.  The community’s strong social connectedness, biculturalism, and leadership has led to unique collaborations resulting in the city building a culture of health. Link to the article:


    Route Fifty

    The Census Already Started in Alaska. Native Translators Are Working to Prevent Undercount Repeat

    Andrea Noble

    February 1, 2020

    Across the country, tribal and non-English speaking communities are creating guidance and messages in a variety of languages to encourage Census 2020 participation. Link to the article:


    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Rewards Innovation in Social Determinants Data Visualization, Announces New Care Transitions Challenge Competition

    February 11, 2020

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that Mathematica was the grand prize winner of the Agency’s Visualization Resources of Community Health-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge for its “Community Connector” data visualization tool.  The Community Connector tool is designed to help local community members and policy makers understand how social determinants of health are associated with health outcomes. Link to the article:

    Amy Shearer

    Press clips for the week of March 23rd

    Health IT Analytics

    Top 3 Data Challenges to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

    Jessica Kent

    February 17, 2020

    The article runs through the top data challenges when addressing the social determinants of health.  It is informed by a report from Health Affairs, which is linked in the article.


    City Health Dashboard

    Life expectancy varies by decades depending on where you live in metro Atlanta

    Dave Huddleston & Terah Boyd

    February 18, 2020

    According to research by New York University Langone Health, life expectancy rates in metro Atlanta vary by five, ten, and twenty years depending on the neighborhood. Researchers also found that neighborhoods with lower life expectancies experience more stress.  The link to the full article is on the webpage.


    Route Fifty

    States and Cities Turn to Empty Hotel Rooms to House Homeless and People Ill With Coronavirus

    Bill Lucia

    March 24, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus, government officials around the U.S. are looking to deserted hotels as places to house patients, homeless people, and those in need of somewhere to stay while they adhere to quarantine guidelines.


    City Lab

    In Coronavirus, the U.S. Faces a Problem It Can’t Fix by Segregation

    Patrick Sharkey

    March 24, 2020

    For decades, the U.S. has used spatial barricades to isolate advantaged people from serious social ills.  To defeat Covid-19, that won’t work.

    Amy Shearer

    Press clips for the week of April 13th


    Route Fifty

    One City Is Paying Restaurants to Make Meals for Homeless Shelters

    Emma Coleman

    April 2, 2020

    Cambridge, Massachusetts is providing meals to local homeless shelters through paying local restaurants to provide bagged or boxed meals.  The operation started on March 23, and in its first week delivered 1,800 meals to 8 homeless shelters and meal programs.


    Route Fifty

    A County Expands Internet Access with Remote WiFi Hotspots

    Andrea Noble

    April 10, 2020

    New Castle County in Delaware is providing residents with greater access to the internet by creating free drive-up WiFi hotspots at public buildings.  The idea is for residents to sit in hotspot parking lots and use their own devices.


    The Washington Post

    More than 2,100 U.S. cities brace for budget shortfalls due to coronavirus, survey finds, with many planning cuts and layoffs

    Tony Romm

    April 14, 2020

    NLC and the U.S. Conference of Mayors conducted a survey with local officials on how their city is handling coronavirus and how they think their city will be impacted.  Cities are expecting sharp declines in tax revenues with businesses closing and workers being let go.


    Kaiser Health News

    Big Brother Wants To Track Your Location And Health Data. And That’s Not All Bad.

    Julie Appleby & Victoria Knight

    April 16, 2020

    Some public health experts say that collecting personal data may be needed to respond to the coronavirus, which is being met with privacy concerns.  The article runs through different types data sharing that could be used to track the coronavirus.

    Big Brother Wants To Track Your Location And Health Data. And That’s Not All Bad.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Amy Shearer.
Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Skip to toolbar