Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make Their Communities Healthier

This article discusses how elected officials are acting locally to make their communities healthier through efforts to build partnerships across sectors, engage community residents, get buy-in from colleagues, identify no-cost and low-cost solutions, communicate co-benefits, identify sources of funding, and work with public health and nonprofit partners.

Available online (pdf): http://preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/download/id-753/127.html

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Change Management: It’s not easy to change community conditions to foster better health, yet many local elected leaders across the country are working tirelessly to advance the health of their constituents.

 
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Change Management / Phase Two: It’s not easy to change community conditions to foster better health, yet many local elected leaders across the country are working tirelessly to advance the health of their constituents.
  • Communications and Change Management / Phase Three: It’s not easy to change community conditions to foster better health, yet many local elected leaders across the country are working tirelessly to advance the health of their constituents.

 
Shak, L., Swartz, L., & Rivera, D. (2013). Championing Change: Elected Officials Act Locally to Make Their Communities Healthier. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute.