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  • » Lauren Pollack
    ALR by Lauren Pollack Each year the American Public Health Association APHA National Association of City Transportation Officials NACTO and Active Living Research ALR host annual conferences and expositions View full post Tags Active Living policy public health transportation urban design July 20 2015 7 25 PM Category Nutrition Combating Food Deserts Creating Healthier Communities through Planning by Lauren Pollack It is estimated that 30 40 percent of food grown processed and transported in the U S this year will be wasted Still Feeding America estimates View full post Tags accessibility food food deserts food waste nutrition plan4health USDA waste 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 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

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  • » The Role of Public Markets in Community Building
    ensure that the market has remained a vital center for the community Central Market Lancaster Pennsylvania 2009 Central Market is a 20 540 square foot brick market that sits at the historic center of Lancaster adjacent to Penn Square the old City Hall city s first skyscraper and other historic buildings After 280 years Lancaster Central Market has remained in continuous operation in the same location making it the oldest such marketplace in the country Central Market is not only a place to buy local food and produce but is also a place to meet friends and socialize during warm months outdoor furniture canvas umbrellas and hanging flower baskets strengthen Central Market setting as place to socialize Central Market has 57 vendors who are socially and culturally diverse Amish Mennonite Latino African Asian German Greek and others Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2014 World renowned as an enclosed public market Reading Terminal Market is conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia The market is home to 76 independent locally based merchants selling fresh foods groceries prepared meals and merchandise The market is easily accessible to residents and tourists via public transit facilities including nearby rail stations seven subway and trolley lines bus stops a Greyhound bus terminal and over 50 bike racks on the perimeter sidewalks Reading Terminal Market accepts SNAP food stamps with the goal of making healthy food more readily available to everyone More than six million people visit the market each year generating upwards of 50 million in annual sales Watch the 2014 Great Places announcement Flint Farmer s Market Flint Michigan 2015 The Flint Farmers Market represents the importance of planning in community building This landmark market has had a home in Flint for many years and provides local businesses farmers and vendors the space to share their products and their work with their neighbors friends and visitors The Flint Farmers Market has also provided many people in Genesee County unprecedented access to fresh and locally grown foods Twenty five businesses at the market accept the SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Bridge Card and the Double Up Food Bucks program allows patrons to double the value of their purchases up to 20 per market visit Images First The highlight of downtown Burlington Vermont this 19th century and Art Deco walkway frequently hosts public events and festivals Photo courtesy Ron Redmond Second Inside the West Side Market in Cleveland several distinctive features are highlights for the marketplace including the original quarry tile flooring decorative corbels depicting animals and vegetables and the 44 foot high vaulted ceiling constructed with terracotta tile Photo courtesy Donn R Nottage Third The Romanesque Revival market house pictured above was built in 1889 Today Central Market is home to many families that have been coming to the market for generations Photo courtesy Lancaster Central Market Fourth The market s vibrant center court seating area Photo courtesy Reading Terminal Market Fifth Flint Farmers Market is helping to bring better food access to many people living in

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  • » Great Public Spaces
    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

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  • » Explore the Transportation and Health Tool
    interventions and policies in their own community The THT demonstrates how the transportation and health sector intersect and through its incorporation into transportation decision making process will strengthen the relationship between the transportation and health sectors Understanding the intersection between transportation and health through the THT indicator profiles both sectors will have the opportunity to collaborate establish common goals identify win win opportunities and leverage resources to improve health outcomes Additionally the indicator score provides direction to the THT users by demonstrating the low and high performing indicators for a state metropolitan statistical area or urbanized area level and offers strategies to improve health outcomes Through years of collaboration and innovation the USDOT and CDC created a tool that is accessible to state and regional practitioners that will impact health for generations to come Explore the THT and start the conversation with your transportation sector to work collaboratively to improve health outcomes www transportation gov transportation health tool Image by Jason Tracy featuring Bike to Work Day in Columbus Indiana Tags active transportation APHA CDC equity safety Transportation and Health Tool USDOT One thought on Explore the Transportation and Health Tool Pingback Advancing Safe Routes to Parks Comments are closed 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

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  • » USDOT
    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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  • » Planning and Public Health: Partnerships in Boise
    Let s Move Boise and now students from Boise State University have the opportunity to conduct surveys with residents of the coalition s target community Boise s Vista neighborhood To learn more about Idaho Plan4Health and Professor Siemon s perspective on the impact of bringing together planners and public health professionals check out the video below Tags Boise State University food access and infrastructure food culture food literacy food quality food security Idaho Plan4Health 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

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  • » Boise State University
    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

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  • » food access and infrastructure
    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

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