June 22, 2017 8:41 PMCategory: Health Equity

Preventing Gun Violence Through Planning

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How does planning and community design contribute to a reduction in gun violence? Glad you asked. We know that we can design communities to make people healthier. It also works to reduce violence and crime. The National Crime Prevention Council has a program called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) which is based on the […]

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October 5, 2016 2:02 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Walk and Bike to School Day

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Today is the 20th anniversary of National Walk and Bike to School Day and this morning thousands of students, parents, and community leaders across the country used active transportation to travel to school. Interested in learning more about the Walk to School Day? Leverage this communications packet all about this national observance and be sure […]

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July 26, 2016 3:18 PMCategory: Health Equity, Physical Activity

New Report from Safe Routes to School – Using Data to Foster Walking and Biking to School

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Safe Routes to School National Partnership, with support from APHA, recently released a new report demonstrating the value of access to data to improve walking and biking programs, inform decision-making, and evaluate efforts to encourage walking and biking. The report, “Safe Routes to School By the Numbers: Using Data to Foster Walking and Biking to […]

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May 4, 2016 10:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

National Bike to School Day

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Did you know that today, May 4, is National Bike to School Day? Join schools across the country as they celebrate and take steps towards changing community culture. Five reasons to support walking and biking to school are: To have fun! Biking to school creates healthier habits Active transportation helps clean up the environment To […]

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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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February 17, 2016 3:36 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Columbus, Indiana: Walking Toward Greatness

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APA’s Plan4Health project, an effort funded by the CDC, supports communities working at the intersection of planning and public health to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living. The Columbus, Indiana, coalition — Reach Healthy Communities — is pursuing strategies to increase walkability throughout the community. The coalition engaged the Walkable and […]

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