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  • » Idaho Plan4Health: Connecting Communities, Creating Change in Vista
    neighborhood and complicates access to grocery stores for some families Idaho Plan4Health is partnering with projects such as the Urban Land Institute s Vista Corridor Study the City of Boise s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative and Let s Move Boise to identify solutions to such barriers Leveraging the investment from APA to connect with partners ensures that efforts are complementary not duplicative It has also drawn in people and organizations that are ready to pick up where the funding leaves off and to implement the recommendations of Idaho Plan4Health s efforts The conversations started with Plan4Health will continue to influence community design long after the project has concluded As Diane Kushlan a planner and leadership team member noted We planners continue to learn so much from our public health partners the Plan4Health project has sparked new conversations and new ways to connect around the issues we care so much about To learn more about the Plan4Health project in Vista listen to Idaho Chapter President Daren Fluke Idaho Plan4Health will also be participating in APA s upcoming Policy and Advocacy Conference Check out the conference schedule to learn more about the sessions and activities and how you can educate leaders about issues that matter to your community Image from Pixabay Tags 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

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  • » 6 Tools for Building Healthier Communities
    sheet tutorial webinars APA reports and additional published materials that provide helpful data examples and further resources to incorporate health into comprehensive plans in your community 2 Healthy Community Design How do you talk about the health impacts of planning How do you link issues like land use transportation and housing to health and include community input at the same time This toolkit can help planners public health professionals and the general public include health in the community planning process Developed in partnership with APA s Planning and Community Health Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s Healthy Community Design Initiative the toolkit is composed of four elements that work to achieve this goal 3 Health Equity This toolkit provides resources to help users better understand health equity health inequalities and the social determinants of health Information on how communities can work towards addressing existing issues is provided through a combination of presentations resources and hands on practice Resources within this toolkit include a training with interactive exercises and multiple webinars and case studies from public health leaders that highlight efforts throughout the U S to address some of the root causes of health inequities 4 Health in All Polices A health in all policies HiAP approach is an effective strategy for addressing complex factors that influence health and equity and is a collaborative approach to improving population health HiAP helps to embed health considerations into the decision making process across a wide array of sectors This toolkit includes a comprehensive guide as well as a variety of HiAP focused presentations and examples of HiAP implementation at the state and local levels 5 Safe Routes to Parks Access to green space ties directly to 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 The Safe Routes to Parks toolkit includes resources for facilitating access to parks through walking biking or transit 6 Transportation and Health The Transportation and Health toolkit builds a bridge between the public health and transportation communities to create a common language for use by public health advocates that ensures our voices are heard by those who need to hear them This toolkit includes talking points outreach materials and other resources for talking about and creating healthier transportation Tags comprehensive plans health equity Health in all Policies healthy communities planning public health Safe Routes to Parks toolkits transportation 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

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  • » Michael Johnson
    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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  • » APA Joins Surgeon General to #StepItUp in Las Vegas
    health including the Plan4Health coalitions working on this very issue Additional resources are also available from the U S Surgeon General s StepItUp Campaign Image Greg Toth AICP and U S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy with the Myrtle Tate Elementary School principal and representatives from the Clark County School District and Southern Nevada Health District Photo courtesy Greg Toth Tags Las Vegas Nevada plan4health public health 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

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  • » Sharing the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure
    Yet while cultural preservation is in fact very important to the vibrancy of local communities the public health benefits that green infrastructure projects provide are especially clear Making the Connections Between Green Infrastructure and Health The webinar speakers discussed a number of ways that green infrastructure supports healthier communities For example Bunster Ossa discussed the Trinity River Corridor Project in downtown Dallas which primarily focuses on flood control for a city susceptible to heavy rainfall especially in recent years Better flood control is obviously essential to Dallas s resilience so it is no surprise that leaders are working to manage stormwater But the key to developing a better flood control system with green infrastructure is that there will be an enormous amount of additional benefits to community health The anticipated benefits from a completed Trinity River Corridor include promoting recreation and encouraging more active lifestyles with new trails and open space plus 19 000 new trees that can sequester 4 000 annual tons of CO2 to help keep air cleaner and mitigate climate change A rendering of the completed Trinity River Corridor during storm conditions compared to the real impact of Dallas area storms in March 2015 Photo by Ignacio Bunster Ossa Dr Kathleen Wolf an expert in how environments influence human health from the University of Washington jumped into the conversation to talk about the impact of green infrastructure on many different populations Dr Wolf made several striking points that illustrated how green infrastructure provides opportunities for what she called health co benefits Health co benefits are extremely diverse and over the years more and more research has emerged connecting green infrastructure to improved active living mental health and function and more Wolf explained that at present there is a critical mass of research demonstrating the importance of green infrastructure in cities on health She spoke in particular about several studies that reveal many of the connections being made between green infrastructure and health and also reveal the diverse groups that are positively impacted by more park greenspace and other green infrastructure These included Studies from 2011 and 2014 indicating a relationship between urban tree canopy cover and a reduction in low weight births from newborns Studies describing the role of parks in bringing together the elderly in important social settings Evidence pointing to lower frustration and higher meditation in populations living to greener streets A 2010 study linking more green on high school campuses to higher student performance Other Examples of Green Infrastructure s Impact on Health More and more the wealth of information describing the benefits green infrastructure has on health is becoming readily available One great resource brought up by Wolf is the Green Cities Good Health page which contains a huge collection of scientific studies that examine how nature in metro areas enhances the quality of life in cities and towns Another collection of information related to the green infrastructure health connection is the Landscape Performance Series by the Landscape Architecture Foundation This open resource

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  • » webinar
    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 have

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  • » WANTED: Healthy Communities. REWARD: $25,000.
    includes a clinician volunteering initiative a career training center and early childhood reading programs among others 1 200 miles to the Northwest Minneapolis was a 2013 prize winner that was similarly recognized for its richness of health oriented programming The city worked with various neighborhood groups and community partners to increase physical activity healthy eating and smoke free living The video below highlights these endeavors and more Plan4Health coalitions are encouraged to apply for this prize P4H coalitions operate a wealth of programs that work in concert with one another to improve public health in a more holistic fashion just as previous Culture of Health Prize recipients do One clear example is the Healthy Savannah coalition This coalition has brought together over 100 local organizations to work towards banning public smoking increasing access to healthy food options reducing obesity and adding safety features for pedestrians crossing busy intersections More Information If you d like to learn more register for an informational webinar that will be hosted by RWJF on September 10 2015 from 3 4 p m ET Communities interested in learning more about the Culture of Health Prize selection criteria application process and to see stories about other previous winners are encouraged to visit the Culture of Health Prize website The application deadline is November 12 2015 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

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  • » Answering the Call to Walk
    County Illinois Kingston New York Nashua New Hampshire Summit County Ohio Linn County Iowa Columbus Indiana and Trenton New Jersey Look no further for resources available from APA on how you too can promote walking within your community City Parks Briefing Papers Safe Routes to Parks Fact Sheet Webinars Highlighting Safe Routes to Parks Building Bridges Towards Healthy Transportation Community Guide webinar and the Role of Parks and Recreation in Promoting Health Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure Fact Sheet Health in Comprehensive Plans Fact Sheet Policy Guide on Surface Transportation Policy Guide on Aging in Community Complete Streets PAS Report 559 The Role of Parks in Shaping Successful Cities Benefits of Street Scale Features for Walking and Biking Find out how to join the conversation about this call to action on Twitter And finally here s a sneak preview of APA s upcoming radio public service announcement PSA that will be released this fall We hope you ll hear it soon on your own radio Tags plan4health Surgeon General walkability 2 thoughts on Answering the Call to Walk Pingback APA Joins Surgeon General to StepItUp in Las Vegas Pingback Happy Rose Day 2016 Wallpapers 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 Plan4Health resource library

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