Calif. Beach Cities Use Grants To Promote Healthy Lifestyles
The cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are using more than $5 million in local and national grants to promote healthy lifestyle habits as part of three-year effort to reduce obesity and hypertension rates and lower hospital admissions and health care costs. The region was selected to become the country's first "Vitality City." As part of the project, the cities received $3.5 million from Tennessee-based Healthways and $1.8 million from the Beaches Cities Health District to implement various projects, such as adding bike lanes and creating healthier school lunches. The region also will have access to the services of health and city planning experts throughout the U.S.
- "Beach Cities' Next Wave: Getting Healthier" (Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 10/3).