Making Health Easier in Our Communities: Stories of Active Living, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco-Free Living

Communities nationwide are making healthy changes to prevent obesity and tobacco use. And they are doing it by involving multiple sectors—like businesses, community leaders, housing, and schools.

Click on the videos and podcasts below to learn about success stories in communities like yours.

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Active Living

Healthy Eating

Making the Business Case for Prevention



Healthy Eating

Active Living

Tobacco-Free Living


Many of these stories are also available through CDC’s Community Health Media Center for use by other communities. 

Find more CDC success stories, human interest stories, and resources to help you make healthy changes where you live.

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