April 26, 2017 4:12 PMCategory: Health Equity

Communicating Equity with Policymakers, Community and Cross-Sector Partners

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Communicating about equity is virtually unlike any other strategic communications enterprise. It must consider the various counter narratives (e.g., equality, undeservingness, merit) that shape the public conversation as well as the social and cognitive drivers of how we make meaning of race, class, gender, justice and fairness. This session will provide information on how the […]

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April 26, 2017 4:10 PMCategory: Health Equity

Building and Unleashing Community Power to Advance Health Equity

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Communities experiencing the greatest health inequities often have the least power to influence the institutions, decisions, and resource allocations that significantly impact health outcomes. Health equity approaches should consider power and community leadership, especially by those most affected by inequities, in the co-creation of conditions in which people can reach their full health potential. This […]

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April 26, 2017 4:07 PMCategory: Nutrition

APHA Plan4Health Series: Nutrition

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Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Aaron Mondada from the Idaho Plan4Health Coalition and Melissa Oden from Plan4Health Tarrant County will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies. Shiriki Kumanyika, Past […]

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April 20, 2017 1:01 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Measuring and Visualizing Multimodal Networks

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The May 17 session will document strategies agencies can use to measure and visualize their nonmotorized transportation networks. Eliot Rose of ICF and Dan Goodman of FHWA will share early findings and examples from a guidebook that FHWA is producing to help transportation agencies select connectivity measures based on the data and technical tools available, […]

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April 20, 2017 12:59 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Incorporating Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects

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PBIC’s May 10 webinar will explore opportunities for bicycle network developing through regular resurfacing programs. With limited funds available to implement bicycle plans, communities are challenged to take advantage of ongoing maintenance and resurfacing efforts to support bicycle network development. This webinar will provide participants with a strategy for integrating bicycle facilities into their routine […]

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April 14, 2017 7:56 PMCategory: Physical Activity

National Complete Streets Coalition

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The National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to continue our monthly webinar series, Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets, exploring a new issue each month related to creating safer, healthier, more equitable streets. Our next webinar in the series will be Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable […]

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March 30, 2017 9:28 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections

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This three-part webinar series will equip agencies with the tools needed to understand the principles of bicyclist safety and respond to safety problems with the appropriate countermeasures and designs. Based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this webinar series is intended to convey the fundamentals of properly designing for bicyclist […]

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March 7, 2017 12:54 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

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The “greening” of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban […]

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February 6, 2017 2:19 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Big Cities Community of Practice Active Livable Communities Subcommittee

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Please join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Plan4Health grantees from Montana and North Carolina for a discussion of active living strategies.  Advance registration is not required. Audio: call 866-740-1260, access code 5074256 Visual platform: http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/subcommitteebccop/

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January 23, 2017 9:08 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Six: Sustaining Momentum

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The sixth and final session in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on sustaining the healthy communities movement. Participants will learn about strategies for sustainability, including disseminating lessons learned, spreading best practices, and generating revenue. One piece of this is learning how to articulate that healthy planning saves money, and how to capture this value and […]

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January 23, 2017 9:06 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Five: Communications: Framing, Messaging, and Marketing

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The fifth session in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on communications. Participants will learn about how to articulate value propositions and return on investment, as well as methods for deploying social media and other marketing tools to connect with the community. Through all communication mechanisms, it is important to tailor messages to specific audiences. The […]

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January 9, 2017 2:49 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Turning Data into Action

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What do we mean when we say the walking movement? After 12 months of studying a selection of indicators to measure the movement, America Walks is excited to be able to release information on the growth of the walking movement and how data measuring its progress can be used to spur future action. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Creating Vibrant Communitites with the Community in Mind: Development and Gentrification

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Displacement and concerns of gentrification are at the center of many debates about placemaking and development. How do we serve as responsible stewards of communities while also promoting positive change? Learn some of the successful techniques and skills recommended to address these challenges. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:47 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement

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Champions of the walking movement come from different backgrounds, sectors and viewpoints. Learn how by working together, we are stronger than ever. Register here!  

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January 9, 2017 2:45 PMCategory: Physical Activity

2017 National Walking Summit Preview

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We’re gearing up for the 2017 National Walking Summit and excited by what’s developing. Get a sneak peak at some of the presenters and programs that will be available in St. Paul in September. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:44 PMCategory: Physical Activity

A City in Transformation: A Look at St. Paul

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St. Paul, Minnesota was selected as the host of the 2017 National Walking Summit for its recent innovation and progress with walkability. Hear from local experts and walking champions about some of the exciting things going on in their city and what you can expect to see at the Summit in September. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:42 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Tracking the Walking Path

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When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk is key. Data and mapping tools are plenty and can be useful in making the argument for walkable communities and the development of smart cities. Learn about some of the leading tools available to walking advocates. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:41 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Opportunities for Rural Walkability

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Preserving and maintaining our outdoor spaces is a major responsibility, especially in rural communities where trails and other areas are opportunities not only for physical activity but also for transit connections. Learn how the support of trails, parks and sidewalks play a role in promoting walkability in rural communities and what you can do to […]

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