Health & Welfare http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Civil disability http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability <div class="field-deck"> As midterm elections approach, the U.S. Department of Justice is enforcing improved polling place accessibility in jurisdictions across the country </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As midterm elections approach, the U.S. Department of Justice is enforcing improved polling place accessibility in jurisdictions across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability#comments Facilities Health & Welfare Tue, 05 Jun 2018 22:55:00 +0000 82181 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pit bull-specific prohibitions end in several cities http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities <div class="node-body article-body">The pit bull is finally getting some love in as some governments lift restrictions on the canine breed this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities#comments Health & Welfare Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 81691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} </style> A young pit bull. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PitBullLookingUp.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Anchorage becomes first U.S. city to vote down transgender ’bathroom bill’ proposition http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition <div class="node-body article-body">On April 3, Alaska’s largest city became the first municipality in the country to vote down a proposition that, would have required people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender at birth.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition#comments Health & Welfare Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000 81651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A unisex bathroom. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gender_neutral_bathroom.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com How tech can help the opioid crisis http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">Oracle Director of Health and Human Services Strategy Bob Nevins explains technological tools that can aid in mitigating the opioid crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:09:00 +0000 81261 at http://americancityandcounty.com Bad medicine http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine <div class="field-deck"> Over-prescription of opioid medications has set off what could be the worst public health crisis in American history </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over-prescription of opioid medications has set off what could be the worst public health crisis in American history. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine#comments Health & Welfare Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:25:00 +0000 80881 at http://americancityandcounty.com Washington county’s homelessness and addiction project get support from state lawmakers http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers <div class="node-body article-body">A Washington county’s new idea for solving homelessness and addiction has garnered support from Washington Governor Jay Inslee and other state officials.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers#comments Health & Welfare Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:49:00 +0000 80781 at http://americancityandcounty.com How data can help improve air quality control http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control <div class="node-body blog-body">Matt Scholl, vice president and general manager – Americas for Envirosuite Limited explains how to harness large amounts of air quality data to improve a community's air quality.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:40:00 +0000 80681 at http://americancityandcounty.com The opioid crisis in correctional facilities – How connected treatment can help http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Cisco Senior Justice Advisor Daniel Stewart explains how connected treatment technology can help combat the opioid crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:50:00 +0000 80571 at http://americancityandcounty.com A regional solution to address homelessness http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness <div class="node-body blog-body">Heather Stratman, CEO of the Association of California Cities - Orange County, details how her organization helped create a solution for homelessness that could be applied across a large area.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:51:00 +0000 80011 at http://americancityandcounty.com