Infographics, Fact Sheets & Reports

Discover facts and information about public health and our four strategic directions.

Prevention

Prevention Means Business – Infographic - A healthy, thriving workforce makes for a healthier business. Investing in health – in the workplace and in the community – reduces health care costs, improves productivity, and makes businesses stronger. See the infographic here.
Public Health is a Critical Investment Public Health is a Critical Investment - Funding public health saves money and saves lives by preventing chronic disease. Communities are strongest when their members are healthy.

Healthy Eating

cost-of-diabetes The Cost of Diabetes - The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. exceeds $174 billion.
Obesity-cost Obesity: Complex but Conquerable - Obesity: Complex but Conquerable

Active Living

role of communities in active living The Role of Communities in Promoting Physical Activity - See how community design impacts residents’ ability to be physically active.
play_matters_img Play Matters: A Case Study of Best Practices to Inform Local Policy and Process in Support of Children’s Play - Children playing outside—in spaces dedicated for play or not—signify a vibrant, healthy community. In cities and towns across America, however, children just don’t get out and play as they used to. The barriers to play include increased screen time, reductions in school-based playtime, more traffic, less open space, run-down play areas, and caregivers’ fears about safety. […]
Open Schoolyards Promote Active Living Open Schoolyards Promote Active Living - Activity is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, and opening schooolyards provides spaces for kids to play.
Let’s Ride! 4 Requirements for a Bikeable Community - Let’s Ride! 4 Requirements for a Bikeable Community  via ChangeLab Solutions

Tobacco-Free Living

Reasons to Explore Smoke-Free Housing - This document is for property owners, landlords, and property managers who are interested in exploring a smoke-free policy for their multi-unit buildings. Green%20Factsheet_Smokefree
Smoke Free Living Starts at Home Smoke-Free Living Starts at Home - Secondhand smoke costs billions of dollars, causes illness, and is unsafe in any amount. See why smoke-free living is a vital step toward healthy communities.

Clinical Preventive Services

cost-of-diabetes The Cost of Diabetes - The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. exceeds $174 billion.