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OUR CITIES' WORK

Each of the Partnership’s 73 cities selects an intervention proven to prevent noncommunicable diseases and injuries—from creating smoke-free spaces to increasing helmet and seat-belt usage on the roads.

Policy Accelerator

A program transforming local policy ideas into action.

Public health areas

Food Policy

Healthier food environments through targeted interventions including taxing sugary drinks; nutrition standards for public institutions; regulating food and drink marketing; and, foodservice policies.

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Overdose Prevention

Preventing opioid-associated overdose deaths through the establishment of a naloxone distribution program; or establishing community-based harm reduction services.

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Road safety

Safer roads for everyone through speed reduction policies; increasing motorcycle helmet usage; reducing drink driving; and increasing seat-belt usage.

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Safe and Active Mobility

Promoting safe and active mobility in urban centers through increased cycling via bike share programs and/or street design; or implementing safe routes to schools.

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Surveillance

Enhancing public health data and monitoring systems through a population-based survey of risk factors for NCDs and injuries. Cities are also working on targeted air monitoring to identify important emissions sources and their impact on health.

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Tobacco control

Protecting urban residents through best practice tobacco control measures including smoke-free spaces; banning tobacco advertising; and raising tobacco taxes or levies/fees.

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