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Healthy St. Pete In Running for HealthyCommunity50 Award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (September 15, 2016) – The city of St. Petersburg has been selected as one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award. By participating in the Challenge, St. Petersburg is in the running to receive a prize that will support their local program, Healthy St. Pete. The $1.5 million will be awarded to small and midsized cities, counties and federally recognized tribes that are able to show measurable change over the course of several years working with cross-sector partnerships to implement health innovations and data-driven solutions. The HealthyCommunity50 were chosen based on their efforts to improve their communities in at least one of five key domains: healthy behaviors, community safety, built environment, social/economic factors and environmental exposures. The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties.

For information about the Challenge, visit www.healthiestcities.org. For information on Healthy St. Pete, visit www.HealthyStPeteFL.com or call (727) 892-5994.

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