February 23, 2017 2:33 PMCategory: Health Equity

Plan4Health: Community Engagement for a Healthy, Active Austin

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SUMMARY: Plan4Health connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Anchored by the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), Plan4Health supports creative partnerships to build sustainable, cross-sector coalitions. The Plan4Health Pilot Program, launched by the City of Austin, seeks to increase physical activity […]

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February 13, 2017 2:01 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session One: Assessing the Healthy Communities Landscape

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On Wednesday, February 8th, close to 300 people participated in the first webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series. The session focused on the healthy communities movement, including approaches to evaluating the political, social, and economic landscape of the healthy communities movement. The panelists, from Prevention Institute, the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the […]

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July 12, 2016 2:24 PMCategory: Health Equity, Physical Activity

Partnering with GirlForward in Austin, TX

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Girl Forward, a program that provides refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities, strives to create a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident and independent so that they grow into women who can successfully support themselves, their families and their community. Visit the organizations […]

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December 22, 2015 8:31 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Transit Adventures in Austin

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Austin’s Plan4Health Pilot Program has demonstrated an exceptional ability to engage community partners and achieve cross-sector buy-in throughout the community. City staff were invited to attend a local neighborhood association meeting and spoke about different opportunities within the community — including some creative new ideas, like transit adventures. Here’s a scenario: You need to get downtown but […]

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