The City of Columbus (Indiana) is building upon existing health efforts and partnerships. The coalition work is lead by Healthy Communities and the City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department. The initiative has focused on increasing daily physical activity by bridging the gap between policy adoption and implementation as it relates to the built environment. The built environment includes all of the physical community where we live and work (e.g., homes, buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure). The built environment has a direct influence on a person’s level of physical activity. The goal of the coalition has been to improve pedestrian access across the community by focusing on three distinct strategies.
Success Story: April 2016 Success Story: September 2015 Mini-webinar #1 Mini-webinar #2
Brochure: Go Healthy Walking Towards Greatness Intersection Study
Health Communities: Laura Garrett Sidewalk Talk: The Rust Family Sidewalk Talk: The Arturo Family
City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department
City of Columbus Engineering Department
Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
Columbus Parks and Recreation Department
Columbus Park Foundation
Columbus Department of Community Development
Columbus City Garage
Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility (MACDA)
Safe Routes to School Committee
Columbus Bicycle Co-op
Various Community Members
To request additional information from the Healthy Communities coalition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.