Livermore Program Wins Award
The city of Livermore last week was presented with the 2006 Helen Putnam Award by the League of California Cities for its school and community health program, the Contra Costa Times reports.
The city won the top prize in Community Services and Economic Development for its Children's Health Access Partnership. The program helps low-income and immigrant families access medical care, with the intention of improving children's academic performance.
The award was presented at the league's annual conference in San Diego. Awards are granted in 10 categories to recognize cities that deliver the highest level of service in the most effective way (Pal, Contra Costa Times, 9/7).