CityHealth announces its annual policy ratings for the 40 largest U.S. cities. In a year that has seen more than its share of unprecedented challenges, America’s big cities are proving their resilience by taking action and finding innovative solutions to protect the health and well-being of their communities.
In a significant milestone: 90% of cities earned an overall medal for advancing public health policies, an increase from 75% in 2019, and nearly double the number from CityHealth’s first assessment in 2017 (47.5%). Today, more than 43 million residents live in a city that has earned an overall CityHealth medal, compared with 29 million people in 2017 (an increase of 14.5 million people). Overall medal results are based on the combined strength and number of the policies that cities have in place.Read The Report