October 13, 2015 8:04 PMCategory: Nutrition

Flint Farmers’ Market: A Great Place Connecting People with Healthy Food

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Flint Farmers’ market was recognized this year as one of the American Planning Association’s annual list of Great Places in America. The market has many great qualities. It is housed in a former printing building that was creatively reused. It’s celebrated for the variety of uses that take place within the space and credited with acting […]

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September 15, 2015 6:59 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Sharing the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure

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Last week, the American Planning Association hosted a webinar as part of the Planning and Community Health Center’s series focused on built environment interventions that promote community health. APA brought together leading practitioners to discuss the different ways communities can incorporate health considerations into green infrastructure plans and projects. You can watch the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure webinar […]

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September 10, 2015 5:30 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

WANTED: Healthy Communities. REWARD: $25,000.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize is now accepting applications from all U.S. communities that are working toward better health. Communities have until November 12, 2015, to submit an application for a chance to win a $25,000 prize for their efforts. Building a Culture of Health The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes […]

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September 9, 2015 5:01 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Testing Bicycle-Friendliness in Nashua

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The Directors of Health Promotion and Education recently shared some news about different strategies that Plan4Health coalition partners are using to increase access for physical activity in cities. Learn how Plan4Health Nashua in New Hampshire is using big data to improve bikeability. Reposted from Plan4Health Newsletter What’s happening in Nashua? The Nashua Regional Planning Commission […]

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September 3, 2015 8:13 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Demonstrating the Value of Sustainable Landscapes

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Reposted from the APA Sustaining Places Blog, originally written by Heather Whitlow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Note: To learn more about the Landscape Performance Series, join the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the American Planning Association’s Plan4Health community for a webinar and discussion on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12 noon-1 p.m. ET. Register here! A Resource for Measuring […]

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