Please see below for a selection of news articles featuring initiatives spearheaded by NACCHO-funded ACHIEVE communities:. View the full list of ACHIEVE news coverage here.
Gray Considers Smoking Ban (Lakes Region Weekly, 10/14/2011)
Smoking would be banned on town-owned property - including Wilkies Beach - under an ordinance now under review by the Gray Town Council.
Bike to Borrow in Escanaba (UpperMichigansSource.com, 10/7/2011)
The public health clinic began a free bicycle borrowing program this summer at Mr. Bike Ski and Fitness and Goodwill, and now it's at a third location.
Community Health Action Plan and Response Team to Release Plan (WSET-TV, 10/4/2011)
When Lynchburg landed on the list of top 10 most obese cities this year it changed the way a lot of us look at our health in the Hill City.
Oakland Invites You to Eat Smart! Eat Here! (Post-Gazette.com, 9/15/2011)
A new program will spotlight healthier lunch options at several eateries and other places that sell food in the neighborhood, ranging from landmarks such as Dave & Andy's to the new Legume, from ethnic restaurants to a community center cafe, even two groceries and two gas stations.
New Walking Trail Opens in Clatskanie (The Chronicle, 9/14/2011)
On Sept 9, the Clatskanie Elementary School Parents Supporting Education Association (PSEA) celebrated the opening of a new walking trail for students and their families.
Chronic Disease Program Starts Thursday (New London Patch, 9/13/2011)
ACHIEVE New London and L&M Hospital are pleased to offer the Live Well Workshop for people 55 and older and their families to learn how to manage chronic diseases.
Complete Streets in Big Sky Country (National Complete Streets Coalition, 9/12/2011)
Billings, the ‘Star of the Big Sky Country,’ has just a bit more to brag about now that it committed to creating streets that are safe for all types of travelers with the unanimous adoption of a Complete Streets policy on August 22.
Healthier Lunches Coming to Oakland (University of Pittsburgh Times, 9/1/2011)
Healthier lunches will be getting a higher profile through the Oakland Business Improvement District “Eat Smart! Eat Here!” promotion.
Cabarrus Parks Outlaw Tobacco, Also Working on a Policy Requiring Healthy Food in Park Vending Machines (Charlotte Observer, 7/3/2011)
County officials said the ban is intended to free parks of harmful second-hand smoke and exposure to discarded cigarettes and other tobacco products, which children and pets can find on the ground.
County May Limit Smoking in Parks (The Whidbey Examiner, 6/23/2011)
Smokers enjoying outdoor activities may soon be limited in where they can light up if the Island County commissioners opt to establish specific smoking zones in county parks.