Cities of Opportunity
Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Cities of Opportunity (CoO) supports local leaders in charting new paths that seek to heal long-standing inequities and create more equitable and resilient futures. CoO takes a holistic approach to policies, practices and programs for recovery from the pandemic and to improve the health and well-being of city residents.

The CoO Action Cohort is designed for municipal leaders interested in developing comprehensive and equitable policy and systems changes to better address inequities in and among their communities. Focus is on diverse, interconnected factors that affect how long we live and how well we live, including housing, economic opportunity, and city planning and design.

Starting with a 12-city action cohort pilot in 2018, CoO has just completed its 2019/2020 action cohort and is embarking on a third, adding deeper support for city-specific capacity building for cross-issue policy and systems change. A current CoO Action Cohort of seven cities is focusing on ways to help city leaders address holistic, interconnected factors that affect life expectancy and help build resilient futures for all residents.  

To learn more about the accomplishments of the pilot cities in 2018, see the full report: Cities of Opportunity: Healthy People, Thriving Communities – Highlights and Summary from 12-City Pilot.

To learn more about the accomplishments of the 2019-2020 Action Cohort, see the full report: Advancing Systems Change for Equity in Triple Crisis 2019-2020 Action Cohort Final Report. 

Current Cohort: Turn Crisis into Pathways to Equity and Resiliency

For more information about the work of the Cohort and the cities involved, click here.


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