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.

Hear an interesting idea? Share it and start making healthy changes where you live. You can lead the change in your community!

 

Videos

Active Living

Healthy Eating

Making the Business Case for Prevention

 

Podcasts

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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Learn how communities across the country are making health easier through active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

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