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    limited capacity In response the Eastern Highlands Connecticut Health District Community Health Action Response Team CHART coalition developed a toolkit aimed at assisting planning and zoning commissions with understanding how planning can impact long term public health This toolkit is designed to support the Eastern Highlands Health District region towns as well as any other small rural towns in their efforts to enhance the quality of life in their communities through the prevention of illness promotion of wellness and protection of our human environment Check out the Healthy Communities Toolkit and join the webinar to learn more from CHART coalition members Register here Plan4Health Peer Call Nutrition Thursday May 19 2016 12pm to 12 30pm EDT If you are working in the nutrition focus area please join Planning and Community Health Center Research Associate Michelle Madeley to discuss food systems Prior to joining APA Michelle worked with Community Food Lab in Raleigh North Carolina as a food systems designer She was also an active member of a task force to create a local food policy council the Durham Farm and Food Network Michelle will share her experiences working with communities to support coalition based food systems change Please submit topic ideas and or discussion questions to Elizabeth Hartig ehartig planning org The NWA Annual Education and Networking Conference Exhibits Hosted by National WIC Association Sunday May 22 2016 Wednesday May 25 2016 This conference will offer an excellent opportunity to acquire new skills and to network with an estimated 1 000 peers colleagues and exhibitors who provide WIC related products and services The conference will offer an opportunity to hear from USDA officials and to dialogue on relevant updates and challenges that the program faces Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend general and concurrent sessions that can expand professional skills and knowledge bases to equip participants to face coming WIC challenges and to take advantage of current and future WIC opportunities Learn more and register here Plan4Health Research Forum Urban Land Institute Wednesday May 25 2016 3pm to 4pm EDT Please join the Plan4Health community and the Urban Land Institute ULI for a discussion of recently completed research on health impact assessments HIA and the built environment ULI provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines Register here CM credit 1 0 approval pending Tying it All Together and Digging In Hosted by USDA Farm to School Program Thursday May 26 2016 2pm to 2 45pm EDT Preliminary results of the 2015 Farm to School Census tell us that more than 1 700 school districts don t yet have farm to school programs but are interested in starting one The USDA is here to help Through this 11 part series they will guide you through the USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit Served up in bite sized 30 minute

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  • » National Health Observances
    nutrition physical activity and learning because healthy kids learn better Additional Resources for National Health Observances National Health related and Other Observances 2016 This is a listing of select health related and other observances for 2016 These observances may provide earned media opportunities Visit Healthfinder gov for a listing of fo National Health Observances tips for planning a health observance and more Web badges Example web badges that you can use to promote National Health Observances on websites blogs and social media Hashtag analytics Track your hashtag and gain valuable social media insights Two options include Hashtags org Hashtagify me When is the best time to Tweet Imagine removing all guesswork when you schedule your tweets knowing the best times to experiment with tweeting for maximum clicks and maximum engagement As someone who shares frequently to social media this info would be fantastic to have We re always eager to dig up new research into social media best practices things like length and frequency and timing More 52 Weeks of Tweets 2016 Example tweets written for specific health observances and times of year Mark Your Calendars 12 Reasons to Tap Into the Power of Health Observances This webinar will explore the value of leveraging health observances in your communication efforts and review health observances for the coming year Participants will also hear others are planning to integrate health observances into 2016 communication activities View slides 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

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  • » Every Kid Health Week
    to learn and succeed in school and beyond The US spends 119 billion annually on obesity related health care costs One in two US students does not receive physical education in an average week Severely obese children miss school 4x as often as children of a healthy weight And don t forget to use your local data As part of your Partnering4Health project your health needs assessment data has informed your choice of interventions and strategies and remember to share those facts with your community National data may offer a helpful overview or provide a benchmark for your own progress but numbers from your own community about your own residents are very powerful How do we keep the conversation going Keeping your community members coalition partners and local leaders informed throughout Every Kid Healthy Week is important to maintaining momentum around the national health observance and your project Please feel free to use or modify any of the social media or newsletter content below Remember to consider your audience Community members may not be familiar with public health jargon and community leaders or partners may want to understand how their organizations will benefit from engaging in your work Consider what would be meaningful in your project areas Twitter In addition to the sample tweets below create your own tweets to show how your organization promotes the health topics related to Every Kid Healthy Week Tailor tweets to the specific audience you are trying to reach Consider including local resources and tweeting about events in your area too Also consider including graphics to increase engagement Are you celebrating Every Kid Health Week What are you doing Partnering4Health EKHW Better nutrition physical activity in schools means lifelong health obesity and heart disease rates EKHW Partnering4Health Sidewalks encourage kids 2 walk 2 school 1 example of a Partnering4Health coalition safe walking routes http www plan4health us columbus indiana walking toward greatness EKHW WIC keeps EveryKidHealthy every week and ensures that children enter school ready to learn Partnering4Health Gr8rwithWIC Check out this toolkit from Act4HlthyKids to learn more about Every Kid Healthy Week http www actionforhealthykids org storage documents EKHW 2016 Updated Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit pdf Pro tip Don t forget to follow others re tweet and like other tweets Twitter isn t just about getting your message out there It s also about engaging with others Facebook In addition to the sample posts below create posts that highlight how your coalition is working to improve children s health Tailor posts to the specific audience you are trying to reach Consider including local resources too Sample Facebook Posts It s Every Kid Healthy Week WIC helps kids be healthy every week Find out more here https s3 amazonaws com aws upl nwica org preventing maternal and childhood obesity pdf Do schools in your area provide plain drinking water throughout the day at no cost to students You may be surprised that many schools do not have fresh drinking water available to students

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  • » Funding Opportunities
    advocates decision makers and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic Approximately 2 6 million will be awarded between the Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections Grants Up to two RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program Awards will be for 12 to 18 month grants of up to 100 000 each Submit concept papers by June 1 2016 Healthy Eating Research Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity Round 10 This call for proposals is for two types of awards Round 10 and RWJF New Connections Grants aimed at providing advocates decision makers and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic Approximately 2 6 million will be awarded between the Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections Grants Approximately 2 4 million will be awarded through Round 10 Each grant will award up to 190 000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months Approximately one third of the funds available under Round 10 will be earmarked for studies focused on any of the following underserved geographic locations or populations Rural areas of the United States including the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission www arc gov Asian Pacific Islanders and American Indians Submit concept papers by August 3 2016 Evidence for Action Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health This program from RWJF aims to provide individuals organizations communities policymakers and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework In addition Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs policies and partnerships on health and well being and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes Approximately 2 2 million will be awarded annually This funding opportunity is open Rural Business Development Grants This competitive grant is designed to support targeted technical assistance training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than 1 million in gross revenues Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities Generally grants range from 10 000 to 500 000 and there is no cost sharing requirement This funding opportunity is open Presidential Youth Fitness Program The National Foundation on Fitness Sports and Nutrition provides an annual opportunity for schools and school districts nationwide to receive supplemental items including FitnessGram software virtual and in person training s supporting texts and student recognition items Visit the website for eligibility requirements and funding parameters This funding opportunity is open New Connections from RWJF New Connections is a career development program for early and mid career researchers and consultants from underrepresented groups We provide support to our funded scholars and non funded members of our network of eligible scholars Through grantmaking networking

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  • » Plan4 Health Focus Areas
    created by a Plan4Health coalition and by checking out the resources below Food Policy Food Systems Healthy Corner Stores Physical Activity From Complete Streets to re energizing parks coalitions are working to increase access to opportunities for physical activity in their communities Examples strategies include Implementing Complete Streets Increasing positive attitudes towards active transportation Demonstrating traffic calming measures to improve the pedestrian experience and developing a lending library of resources Learn more about these concepts and the work being done in the nutrition focus area by visiting our coalitions page watching a mini webinar created by a Plan4Health coalition and by checking out the resources below Active Transportation Complete Streets Safe Routes to School 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

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    Plan4Health Please enter your username or email address You will receive a link to create a new password via email Username or Email Log in Back to Plan4Health

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  • » APA Resources
    Service PAS and National Centers for Planning The three National Centers prioritize hazards health and environmental sustainability PAS provides research assistance and PAS publications to subscribing planning agencies and firms Through sponsored research projects partnerships and PAS APA produces monographs serial reports articles case studies briefing papers and online tools Planning for Food Access and Community Based Food Systems This study demonstrates that while individual municipalities and counties have made much progress in integrating food issues into both traditional and emerging planning frameworks there is still a long way to go before food access is considered equally important as access to shelter transportation housing and jobs Although one study of comprehensive and sustainability plans cannot capture the full spectrum of the planning profession s efforts to plan for food access and the community based food system this report fills a gap in the food access and planning literature by providing a review and evaluation of current comprehensive and sustainability plans across the United States Urban Agriculture Growing Healthy Sustainable Places Through case studies and in depth interviews with planners local government officials and urban agriculture practitioners in 11 cities across the United States and Canada the report illustrates the range of local government efforts policies and programs both emerging and in place and reveals the differences among local governments in their approaches as they respond to the needs of the urban agriculture community Planners Advocacy Network The Planners Advocacy Network is an APA initiative to engage in grassroots advocacy Engaging the grassroots is a way to provide a voice and opportunities for all of APA s members by connecting constituents with elected officials Collaborating to Improve Public Health Policy Systems Environment Improvements This webinar is intended for people in the beginning stages of working across public health and planning This webinar will highlight a few strategies on how to approach this work by providing an overview of Plan4Haelth what PSE s are and how APHA is incorporating them in their work and examples of strategies and tools for implementing this work View slides Advocacy 101 Trust for America s Health and APA s policy team provide an overview of advocacy and the importance of planners and public health professionals working toward shared advocacy goals View slides Plan4Health Health Impact Assessments Held July 20th this webinar brought together the Plan4Health community for a discussion of Health Impact Assessments HIAs The session featured work from the American Planning Association s partnership with Pew Charitable Trust s Health Impact Project as well as examples of HIAs conducted in community settings The webinar includes an overview about the state of HIAs in planning as well as a brief introduction to HIAs for less experienced listeners Members from three Plan4Health coalitions also shared their experiences Health by Design coalition in Indianapolis IN the Inner Core Community Health Improvement Coalition in Metro Boston and the Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board in Columbus OH View slides Part one Part two Part three Part four Part five Part

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  • » APHA Resources
    people and costly to society HIA has emerged as a critical tool in preserving and improving public health because it helps decision makers especially those in non health sectors consider the health consequences of different options and can encourage them to opt for sound choices that can protect and improve future health Public Health and Equity Promote Environmental Justice and Equity Principles in Transportation Policy Transportation decisions affect our individual lives economy and health Every day diverse populations are impacted by traffic fatalities injuries and other negative health impacts as a result of poor and inequitable transportation decisions made in their communities Safe Routes to School Helping All Students Walk and Bike Safely Safe Routes to School SRTS programs promote health and physical activity among children of all ages and abilities by encouraging travel to school via safe active transportation Complete Streets Active Transportation Safety and Mobility for Individuals of All Ages and Abilities The complete streets movement aims to develop an interconnected street network that is accessible and safe for users of all ages abilities and modes of transportation Complete streets support not only changes to community streets but also a shift in the decision making process and policies Active Transportation Benefitting Health Safety and Equity Active transportation includes non motorized transportation options such as walking and biking and is ideally linked with transit networks Making active transportation a realistic affordable and convenient option for all transportation users would help reduce health impacts and also promote physical activity recreation and environmental preservation Well connected streets with safe pedestrian and bicyclist paths and infrastructure can promote a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone Public Health is ROI In this video find out why public health is a great investment for all News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer

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