Commission to Build a Healthier America

Looking outside the health care system at how we live, work, learn, and play for ways to improve health for everyone.

Looking outside the health care system at how we live, work, learn, and play for ways to improve health for everyone.

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Time to Act

2014 recommendations from the Commission to Build a Healthier America explore three major strategies for improving America’s health that reach beyond medical care.

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Featured Resources

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Birth Place and Life Expectancy: A Look at American Cities

June 19, 2013 | Chart

A short distance can mean large disparities in health. Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy.

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Stories of People, Places, & Programs

June 19, 2013 | Story

Explore videos and stories to learn how communities are taking action to improve health.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond

June 19, 2013 | Report, Chart

This report provides a profile of health in America, focusing specifically on the role that social factors like neighborhood features, early childhood, income, education, and race and ethnicity play.

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Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities

June 19, 2013 | Survey/Poll, Report

This report, by Wilder Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, provides new information on collaborative action to improve the health of communities across the United States.

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About the Commission

The Commissioners

The commissioners are leaders from sectors including public policy, academia, business, media, health, philanthropy, and community development.

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Endorsements of the Commission Recommendations

Organizations across the country are showing their support for the Commission's recommendations.

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