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Get Healthy Philly 2015 Annual Report

City Of Philadelphia    
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The Get Healthy Philly program was launched in 2010 as a public health initiative aimed to prevent disease, increase accessibility to healthy foods, promote increased physical activity through open space design and planning for walkability, and encourage smoke-free policies. This program, developed by the City’s Department of Public Health, is focused on six major strategies: media and communication campaigns regarding the benefits of exercise and tobacco-free environments; policies aimed at decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke and increasing accessibility of healthy food; promoting youth-based initiatives; planning for safe pedestrian and bicycle routes and access to open park space for increased physical activity; increasing availability and affordability of healthy foods in corner stores; and encouraging employers to provide tobacco dependence treatments and physical activity during the workday.