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40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating - CityHealth's 2018 Report

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CityHealth, which is an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, supports cities thrive through a set of policies that improve people’s day-to-day quality of life, well-being, and health. In 2017, CityHealth released the first report of the nation’s 40 largest cities to show how they perform regarding policy that helps improve people’s health and quality of life. This year, the initial assessment was updated to identify which are leading the way.

The updated report still assess cities by nine factors: Affordable Housing, Alcohol Sales Control, Complete Streets, Earned Sick Leave, Food Safety, Healthy Food Procurement, High Quality Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Smoke Free Indoor Air, and Tobacco 21.

Each factor/ policy is rated as gold, silver, bronze, or none. Cities which win 5 or more gold medals are rated gold. Cities which win 5 or more than 5 silver or gold medals are rated silver. Cities which received four or more gold, silver, or bronze medals across each of the nine policies are rated bronze.

In the 2018 report, there are 5 gold medal cities, 9 silver medal cities, 11 bronze medal cities, and 15 cities that are not strong enough to earn a medal.

Gold: San Jose joined four other overall gold medal cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Silver: San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Long Beach, San Antonio, Washington DC, Kansas, Philadelphia.

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