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  • » RWJF
    posted on Move the Active Living View full post Tags Active Living Research biking complete streets Culture of Health National Planning Conferece RWJF walking September 10 2015 5 30 PM Category Nutrition Physical Activity WANTED Healthy Communities REWARD 25 000 by Michael Bochnovic The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation s Culture of Health Prize is now accepting applications from all U S communities that are working toward better health Communities View full post Tags community Culture of Health public health RWJF News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY

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  • » Emily Pasi
    Tags advocacy Planners Advocacy Network planning December 10 2015 5 00 AM Category Nutrition Physical Activity Fighting Obesity in U S Cities by Emily Pasi In a recent Guardian article Violence climate change obesity world s cities face growing health risks obesity is one of the major challenges facing cities View full post Tags CDC CHART HEAL Partnership Plan4Health Tarrant County News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY Hosts Food Summit The Eat Healthy NKY Food Summit will offer food for thought quite literally as guests will

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  • » Get Your Walk On
    in working across sectors and with elected officials to establish policies that make walking easier and safer The deadline for applications is April 15 APA has also been actively working to improve the built environment in conjunction with community health Check out our Planning and Community Health Center for resources and programs that planners can use to promote walking and walkability in their local communities This week is also National Public Health Week check out APHA s resources and learn more about how you can support public health in your community This post was originally posted on APA s blog Image Walking shoes by Flickr user Dakota CC BY NC ND 2 0 Tags complete streets Surgeon General walkability walking News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered

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  • » Surgeon General
    post Tags Las Vegas Nevada plan4health public health Surgeon General walkability September 10 2015 2 15 PM Category Physical Activity Answering the Call to Walk by Roberta Rewers U S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a call to Americans yesterday that put simply urges them to begin to walk more APA s Anna Ricklin AICP View full post Tags plan4health Surgeon General walkability News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY Hosts Food Summit The Eat Healthy NKY Food Summit will offer food for thought quite literally as

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  • » walkability
    APA s Community Planning Assistance Teams by Aliza Norcross The American Planning Association s professional institute the American Institute of Certified Planners AICP engages community members through the Community Planning Assistance View full post Tags community CPAT Peer Learning Network PLN planning walkability January 20 2016 8 54 PM Category Physical Activity National Association of Realtors Highlights Walkable Communities by Aliza Norcross The Winter 2016 issue of On Common Ground published by the National Association of Realtors is all about designing healthy communities The first article View full post Tags Columbus healthy communities reach healthy communities walkability January 19 2016 6 23 PM Category Physical Activity A Campaign to Get Indy Residents Walking by Aliza Norcross By Health by Design WalkWays is working to move Indy forward as a city that s accessible to pedestrians and those who use wheelchairs or View full post Tags active transportation Peer Learning Network PLN walkability September 24 2015 6 46 PM Category Nutrition Physical Activity Planning and Community Health Making the Case for Healthy Communities by Elizabeth Hartig 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 View full post Tags green infrastructure Safe Routes to Parks street scale features toolkits walkability September 15 2015 9 47 PM Category Physical Activity APA Joins Surgeon General to StepItUp in Las Vegas by Michael Johnson With the recent call to action promoting walking and walkable communities U S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Myrtle Tate Elementary School in Las Vegas View full post Tags Las Vegas Nevada plan4health public health Surgeon General walkability September 10 2015 2 15 PM Category Physical Activity Answering the Call to Walk by Roberta Rewers U S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a call to Americans yesterday that put simply urges them to begin to walk more APA s Anna Ricklin AICP View full post Tags plan4health Surgeon General walkability September 9 2015 5 01 PM Category Physical Activity Testing Bicycle Friendliness in Nashua by Michael Bochnovic The Directors of Health Promotion and Education recently shared some news about different strategies that Plan4Health coalition partners are using to increase access for View full post Tags bicyclists complete streets DHPE Plan4Health Nashua traffic stress walkability August 11 2015 6 19 PM Category Physical Activity Indianapolis Plus 500 Million Equals a More Walkable City by Angelica Carey Indianapolis is taking huge leaps in its efforts to increase infrastructure for walking and biking throughout the city A recent Next City article How 500 View full post Tags Active Living APA biking Indianapolis plan4health urban design walkability walking News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts

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  • » walking
    through policy systems environmental changes and View full post Tags biking physical activity planning and zoning comissions rural planning walking August 11 2015 6 19 PM Category Physical Activity Indianapolis Plus 500 Million Equals a More Walkable City by Angelica Carey Indianapolis is taking huge leaps in its efforts to increase infrastructure for walking and biking throughout the city A recent Next City article How 500 View full post Tags Active Living APA biking Indianapolis plan4health urban design walkability walking July 15 2015 3 18 PM Category Physical Activity Plan4Health Coalition Update St Louis by Angelica Carey Trailnet of St Louis Missouri has recently shared some news about bicycle and pedestrian planning Community meetings walking tours and pop up traffic calming demonstrations are View full post Tags Active Living biking Coalition Building collaboration traffic calming walk audits walking July 7 2015 10 32 AM Category Physical Activity 10 Ways to Create a More Active City by Lauren Pollack The verdict is in Cities designed to encourage active lifestyles can really pay off in terms of overall health and well being What are cities View full post Tags Active Living biking design walking News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities

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  • » National Public Health Week Starts Today!
    to show your support for public health and engage in the conversation Become an NPHW Partner Show your support for public health by signing up to become a partner This is free simple and quick NPHW Forum Join APHA and a panel of experts on Monday April 4 at 1pm EDT for a lively discussion on what steps need to be taken for the U S to become the healthiest nation by 2030 Register online to attend in person or via the live webcast NPHW Twitter Chat Join APHA and hundreds of interested organizations and individuals for the 6th Annual NPHWchat to discuss important public health issues and how the U S can become the healthiest nation by 2030 NPHW Surgeon General Town Hall APHA will celebrate Public Health Student Day by hosting a tele town hall featuring the U S Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H Murthy Please join the discussion on how the U S becomes the healthiest nation and brainstorm on how to improve the health of our country via Google Hangout Thank you to all who help bring recognition to public health and for the efforts being made in communities across the U S to help us become the healthiest nation by 2030 Questions Email NPHW Tags APHA National Public Health Week NPHW public health News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet

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  • » RWJF Opens Streets to Build a Culture of Health
    led off by bicycles with giant paper and wire phoenixes in different colors representing the city s neighborhoods People came with their kids and their dogs passing through vibrant neighborhoods as they took Zumba classes patronized local restaurants and stores tried out a huge climbing wall and walked through a petting zoo The Streets Alive Program an exciting adaptation of a program that begun in Bogota Colombia in the 1960s illustrates American cities eagerness to learn what s working whether inside or outside our borders that can help people live the healthiest lives they can My colleagues and I at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF see efforts to learn from promising approaches around the globe like this one as a critical part of building a culture of health here at home Today RWJF is working with Gil Penalosa the former parks commissioner in Bogota and the organization he founded 8 80 Cities to bring Healthiest Practice Open Streets programs to cities across the United States from Los Angeles to Brownsville TX to Akron OH to New Brunswick NJ In addition our Network of Champions which includes leaders from organizations such as AARP the National Parks and Recreation Association and the National League of Cities is working with a number of cities to launch Healthiest Practice Open Streets programs We love Open Streets because they bring together people of all ages abilities and backgrounds and encourage them to be physically active in a fun way By participating in Open Streets programs regularly people can begin to experience their city in a new way and collectively build a culture of health In Atlanta Streets Alive has proved so popular that the city and its partners are working to increase the frequency and coverage of the program adding many more miles of open streets That s exactly what we want to see more miles more people being active and more connections We hope that more cities will recognize the benefits of Open Streets to public health community spirit and local business and start their own programs For more information watch this video to see what Open Streets programs are all about and check out this toolkit from 8 80 Cities if you are looking to start a new Healthiest Practice Open Streets program in your community About the author Sharon Roerty is a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation serving on both the Catalyzing Demand for Healthy People Healthy Practices Portfolio and the Childhood Obesity Team She has worked extensively on transportation environmental and urban policy At RWJF she focuses on the built environment policy engagement and implementation Images from original post on Active Living Research Move blog Tags Active Living Research biking complete streets Culture of Health National Planning Conferece RWJF walking News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in

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