March 23, 2017 11:43 AMCategory: Health Equity

Fostering Health and Equity through Community Engagement

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Fostering Health and Equity through Community Engagement Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Click here to register for this webinar.   Description This webinar will provide information on how to integrate sustainable, evidence-based health equity strategies and principles into community health activities in order to address social determinants of health. Awardee presenters will explain […]

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March 21, 2017 10:24 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Innovative Bicycling Programs for Youth

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This webinar will explore creative and effective innovations happening in the realm of young people and bicycling. Speakers will discuss programming and education efforts that relate to youth bicycling, describing successful programs from states as diverse as Minnesota, Washington, and Arizona. Topics will include engaging, equity-focused local programs as well as statewide bicycle education efforts. […]

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March 21, 2017 11:50 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Designing for Inclusive Health

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America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are excited to announce a new micro-grant program. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may […]

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March 16, 2017 9:03 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Getting from Vision Zero Plan to Vision Zero Progress

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More and more communities are committing to Vision Zero policies and developing plans that call for eliminating traffic fatalities. These ambitious programs can encounter barriers along the path from finalizing a plan to fully implementing it. Hear from representatives of two cities — New York City and San Francisco — about their approaches for overcoming […]

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March 16, 2017 8:41 PMCategory: Physical Activity

The Transit-Walkability Collaborative – An Inter-Modal Strategy for Creating Strong Neighborhoods

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This webinar will include presentations and discussion from several members of the The Transit-Walkability Collaborative, a partnership announced in February that aims to exists to promote the benefits of walkable, transit-rich communities; to bring together transit and walkability advocates at the local, state, and national level; and to identify and implement programs and policies that […]

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March 15, 2017 10:04 PMCategory: Uncategorized

Training programs for artist and civic/transportation collaboration

Join us for the third webinar in our series exploring the role of arts and culture in transportation planning and community development. In this session we will discuss training programs that prepare artists to work directly with civic, municipal and transportation professionals. While artists have become increasingly integrated into civic problem-solving, artists and other professionals […]

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March 10, 2017 3:59 AMCategory: Health Equity

Cornerstone: Understanding Neighborhood Change

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Why do some neighborhoods become “hot,” some stay much the same, and others decline? Factors such as location, housing stock, schools, community organizations and more can affect a neighborhood’s trajectory. Understanding why the same activities seem to make a difference in one area, and little or no difference – or even have a negative impact […]

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March 10, 2017 3:54 AMCategory: Health Equity

Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5): A Look at Public Transportation Expansion

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative, highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or […]

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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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March 6, 2017 3:14 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho

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Please join the American Planning Association (APA) and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) for a discussion healthy planning. Chris Danley, President of NPAS and planner with Alta Planning + Design, will discuss his experiences working at the intersection of planning and public health. This session will include an overview of the Healthy Communities Collaborative […]

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February 27, 2017 2:22 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Creating Value: Assessing the Return on Investment in Complete Streets

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How can benefit-cost analyses emphasize the value of Complete Streets? And what can advocates do to make Complete Streets a higher priority in city and state budgets? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and our guest Stantec to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will explain how to plan and design Complete Streets projects […]

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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 23, 2017 9:05 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Three: Applying an Equity Lens

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The third webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series takes a deep dive into equity, a theme that flows through the entire webinar series. Participants will learn about the differences between equality and equity, and the role equity plays in building healthy communities. Applying an equity lens to all aspects of a project is key, with […]

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January 11, 2017 3:43 PMCategory: Health Equity

National Public Health Week Twitter Chat

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This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 5 at 2 p.m. EDT. Follow @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2017 Twitter Chat! Use the official hashtag, #NPHWchat, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the event. RSVP at vite.io/k4azyx1dio.

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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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January 9, 2017 2:39 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces

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The outdoors offers beautiful places to walk and be physically active. How can we work with our friends and allies in other sectors to make sure every person has the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of being in nature? Learn from some unusal partners on what is being done to bring physical activity to […]

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