Complete Streets, Complete Communities Distance Learning Series
The Complete Streets, Complete Communities distance learning series is a set of seven online modules designed for public health and transportation professionals to learn about how to influence community health outcomes through local and regional transportation policies and practices, as well as about opportunities to collaborate across both sectors. This set of modules supports the work of CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation℠ initiative.
Each module is self-paced and self-guided. Participants can choose to complete all the units in each module, or simply the ones that interest them. These modules are free of charge and currently only available to practitioners at state and local levels interested in influencing community health outcomes through local and regional transportation policies and practices. Preference will be given to recipients of REACH, HOP, SPAN, and BRIC cooperative agreements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
To request enrollment in the distance learning module series, please complete this form.
The modules include pre-recorded presentations as well as interactive quizzes and activities to build knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Introduction to Complete Streets
This module provides an overview of basic transportation terminology, details the components of a Complete Streets approach, and explains the historical and current practices in transportation that have created a need for Complete Streets policies. Below are the units covered in this module:
Built Environment & Health Equity
This module elaborates on the connection between the built environment and public health and explores specific examples of transportation, land use, and housing interventions to alleviate health disparities. Below are the units covered in this module:
Inclusive Community Engagement for Health Equity
This module discusses barriers to public engagement for communities impacted by health disparities and explores strategies to overcome them. Below are the units covered in this module:
Building Coalitions for Health Equity
This module explains the steps to mobilize an effective cross-sectoral coalition including strategies for identifying stakeholders and establishing achievable, measurable goals. Below are the units covered in this module:
Creating Safer Streets
Quick Builds: This module describes the benefits of quick build projects, details best practices for implementing them, and provides case studies of real-life quick builds to improve health and safety. Below are the units covered in this module:
Six Lessons for Effective Communication
This module walks through six short lessons for crafting powerful messages that can fuel your efforts and communicate the benefits of Complete Streets and related safety interventions to multiple audiences. Below are the units covered in this module:
Transportation for Rural Communities
This module covers information and strategies to improve multimodal transportation access and active transportation in rural communities and small towns. Below are the units covered in this module: