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September 15, 2015 9:47 PMCategory: Physical Activity

APA Joins Surgeon General to #StepItUp in Las Vegas

Greg Toth, AICP, and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in front of Myrtle Tate Elementary School together with the principal and representatives from the Clark County School District and Southern Nevada Health District.

With the recent call to action promoting walking and walkable communities, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Myrtle Tate Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining him was APA member Greg Toth, AICP, of APA’s Nevada Chapter, providing the local connection to how communities can enable residents to walk more.

Planners help shape the places people have to walk, run, and roll. Check out APA resources about the connection to planning and public health, including the #Plan4Health coalitions working on this very issue.

Additional resources are also available from the U.S. Surgeon General’s #StepItUp Campaign.

Image: Greg Toth, AICP, and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy with the Myrtle Tate Elementary School principal and representatives from the Clark County School District and Southern Nevada Health District. Photo courtesy Greg Toth.