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Overview of State and Local Funds to Support Healthy Communities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: An overview of the specific ways state and local policy-makers can use the economic recovery act to create healthier environments for children and their families.

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Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Author(s): Leadership for Healthy Communities

Topic: Health (Health promotion)

Type: Report

Abstract:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (economic recovery act) includes at least $144 billion for state and local governments. This table provides an overview of the specific ways state and local policy-makers can use much of that funding to create healthier environments for children and their families. By increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to walk, bike and play, policy-makers can help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.