A newly-released 2018 CityHealth report, which evaluates various policies that support and improve health and quality of life in 40 U.S. cities, awarded the nation’s capital a silver medal.
More obvious policies, including access to healthy foods and safe streets, factored into the ratings, as did the District’s efforts in affordable housing and early childhood education, according to the report.
“So many factors influence whether or not you have a good chance of being healthy and living a thriving life,” Shelley Hearne, president of CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, told WTOP.
D.C. earned its highest marks in policies surrounding alcohol sales control (which Hearne said helps curb domestic abuse and violent crime rates), age restrictions for tobacco use and healthy food options available in public places.
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