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Attaining equity to safe, clean places to play is key to improving health for the District's kids.


D.C. has the 9th highest childhood obesity rate in the U.S. Let's change that.

In neighborhoods with higher rates of obesity,


schools open
their recreational facilities to the community
In healthier parts of the city,


schools open
their grounds to the community


Our newest report, developed with the help the shared use working group comprised of DC community members and representatives from a number of DC agencies, dives into the challenges community-based organizations face when trying to utilize school facilities to provide physical activity. The report makes six specific recommendations to solve the issues felt by these groups and help move the city forward to being a healthier metropolis.

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