May 12, 2016 1:16 PMCategory: Physical Activity

May is National Bike Month

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  May 4th was National Bike to School Day, but it is not too late to celebrate the power of bicycles and their place in our communities – May is National Bike Month! The League of American Bicyclists has sponsored this observance since 1956 and showcases the many benefits of bicycling while encouraging people to try it out. Learn […]

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April 21, 2016 2:38 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Safe Routes to School National Conference

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The Safe Routes to School National Conference was held April 5–7 in Columbus, Ohio. The conference, Intersections: Where Transportation and Health Meet, explored programs across the country that are pioneering safe routes to school for children to create healthy, vibrant communities. The conference featured both Plan4Health coalitions and organizational partners in this work, including the […]

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March 31, 2016 11:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Public Outreach for Active Living in Columbus, IN

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This post was written by Emilie Pinkston, Senior Planner with the City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department. A key element of the Plan4Health project in Columbus, IN is public outreach.  It is vitally important to the success of planning projects that members of the community have the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed improvements.  Members […]

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March 2, 2015 9:25 PMCategory:

Columbus, Indiana

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Healthy Communities 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 […]

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