• Change Starts in your Community: The RWJF Culture of Health Prize

    By Lena Bilik The 2015 Culture of Health Prize has been awarded to eight U.S. communities that are successfully building a culture of health. These communities have expanded the definition of health beyond medical care and treatment and are transforming their environments to promote health and safety for all. They’re …

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  • Preemption Update – The Rising Tide Revisited

    In November 2014, we posted our state preemption predictions for the 2015 legislative sessions. We based our predictions on the history of state preemption strategy and on trends in preemption legislation filed or adopted in 2014 and earlier. We also considered past experience with industry lobbyists and front groups, as …

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  • New & Improved Preemption Map Updated, Optimized for Tablets

    Maintaining local authority is essential to both preserving democracy and protecting public health and safety. To that end, we’ve updated our state preemption map to document the growing threat of preemption in six areas:  smokefree laws, e-cigarettes, nutrition, factory farms, paid sick days and guns. Click on any of these six issues, or on your own state, …

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  • #BlackLivesMatter: A Call to Action for All Health Advocates

    Guest Blog: Kerry Sakimoto, The Greenlining Institute The genesis of the #BlackLivesMatter movement has forced this nation to confront the reality of anti-Blackness in structures and institutions in our society – a reality that many of us have the privilege to ignore and often benefit from. I remember hearing about the death[s] of …

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