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  • » urban agriculture
    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

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  • » Roberta Rewers
    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

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  • » 10 Ways to Celebrate National Community Planning Month
    planning history or holding a department open house Create a reading list of must read planning books Organize a book discussion group around a planning book Participate in a career day and inspire future students to become future planners Take planning off campus and organize a box city event for a local youth organization Screen a planning focused film Get social Use the planningmonth hashtag and promote planning through your website Facebook Twitter Instagram or other social media outlet Sponsor a community photo contest Ask residents to photograph their favorite places within the community Invite a planning guest speaker to your community neighborhood association or organization meeting Find planners through APA s Ambassador s Program You can help spread the word about the importance of planning Use the hashtag planningmonth in your social media posts How Do You Love Planning Count the ways and share them in October National Community Planning Month Make APA s I PLANNING logo your profile image and use planningmonth to show your love on social media Download your Profile Pic Public Service Announcements APA has created recorded and live read public service announcements PSAs to celebrate the importance of planning this October Listen to PSAs Tags Active Living community National Community Planning Month public health One thought on 10 Ways to Celebrate National Community Planning Month Pingback October National Community Planning Month CBB Transportation Engineers Planners 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

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  • » National Community Planning Month
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.plan4health.us/tag/national-community-planning-month/ (2016-04-29)
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  • » Planning and Community Health: Making the Case for Healthy Communities
    health in their communities To our knowledge this is the first document of its kind designed with planners in mind Each of the four sections builds on the previous one presenting more detailed and applied direction for how health can be considered in context sensitive environments and what planners can do to lead the way in creating healthy communities Safe Routes to Parks Access to green space ties directly to a person s health and well being a connection now widely supported by evidence and accepted by policy makers Today ensuring access to green space for all people is a value that should be shared by every resident community group and government official Planners can facilitate increased access to parks and green space through their jobs and community responsibilities This fact sheet and accompanying web supplements address the unique role of city and regional planners in fostering an environment that establishes Safe Routes to Parks Aimed at planning and parks directors and commissioners this handout defines the concept of Safe Routes to Parks outlines the plans policies and strategies that planners can pursue and identifies examples of communities that are establishing Safe Routes to Parks Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure Green infrastructure is the integration of nature and ecosystems in cities towns and regions to generate multiple benefits such as clean air better stormwater management and public health At the regional scale it is a planned network of natural areas and open spaces such as parks and nature preserves river corridors greenways and trails and forests and wetlands At the neighborhood and site scales it includes parks rain gardens green streets green walls and roofs community gardens and the urban forest This fact sheet addresses how green infrastructure can improve individual and community health information that is useful for city and regional planners public health professionals municipal officials and community leaders In addition to these new resources the PCH Center will soon release a report on the State of Health Impact Assessments HIAs in Planning HIAs have been used by the planning profession to better understand the health impacts of proposed plans policies and actions on neighborhoods and communities The State of HIAs in Planning presents analysis on these HIAs and the use of HIAs within planning practice The analysis in this report is the first of its kind that has looked at the current state of HIAs within planning practice PCH has also partnered with the American Public Health Association APHA and to support local coalitions across the country through the Plan4Health project Check out the latest news and upcoming events on www plan4health us and don t miss the recent release of six toolkits to support the connection between planning and public health Listen one of the many webinars PCH has offered over the last couple of years www planning org nationalcenters health webinars And there s more from all three National Centers for Planning at APA www planning org research resources We are dedicated to understanding how

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  • » green infrastructure
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.plan4health.us/tag/green-infrastructure/ (2016-04-29)
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  • » street-scale features
    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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  • » toolkits
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.plan4health.us/tag/toolkits/ (2016-04-29)
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