December 22, 2016 9:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

NRPA Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework

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The National Recreation and Park Association recently released a tool that will assist professionals across many disciplines create and implement an action plan to ensure that all people have safe and equitable access to parks. Safe Routes to Parks is an initiative of NRPA to increase access to local parks. Developed in collaboration with the Safe Routes […]

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February 2, 2016 10:15 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Advancing Safe Routes to Parks

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                  Green spaces benefit people’s health and well-being, but they must be accessible in order for such positive impacts to come to fruition. The concept of Safe Routes to Parks considers the infrastructure required for a safe, connected system between parks, their access points, and their surrounding […]

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January 21, 2016 10:50 PMCategory: Physical Activity

A Vision for “Complete Parks” in Kingston

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This entry was written by Live Well Kingston and was originally posted here. Steve Noble, our outgoing Play Well Chair and Environmental Specialist for the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and incoming Mayor, provides us with a vision and a roadmap for a great parks system in Kingston. Our Live Well Kingston Coalition looks forward to using […]

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September 24, 2015 6:46 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Planning and Community Health: Making the Case for Healthy Communities

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This entry is re-posted from the APA Sustaining Places Blog. To read more from APA, click here. Where we live greatly influences our quality of life and our health. We know that planners have the opportunity to impact walkability, access to services, transportation options — and more — to create vibrant, healthy communities. But how do […]

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September 17, 2015 1:45 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

6 Tools for Building Healthier Communities

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Plan4Health is all about building healthier communities. Eighteen Plan4Health coalitions are currently working with residents to expand community gardens, bring health elements to citywide plans, make walking to school safe — and more! While Plan4Health coalitions might make it look easy, we know that impacting health across neighborhoods, cities, counties, and even entire regions can feel a […]

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June 30, 2015 10:36 AMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Welcome to the Plan4Health blog!

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This blog is meant to be a space to share relevant news, strategies and resources. We encourage you to comment and respond- we’d love to hear from the Plan4Health community. Since many coalitions are working towards increasing physical activity within their communities, we wanted to share a recent post from our Sustainable Places blog. This […]

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