Webinar: The Health Benefits from Active Transportation (Part 2)

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is launching a 4-part webinar series in 2011 addressing the impact of transportation systems on health outcomes. From APHA: Join us for this series that explores the intersections between health and transportation, highlights innovative state and local programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit health, and explains what … Continued

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Webinar: Community Health and Transportation Planning (Part 1)

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is launching a 4-part webinar series in 2011 addressing the impact of transportation systems on health outcomes. From APHA: Join us for this series that explores the intersections between health and transportation, highlights innovative state and local programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit health, and explains what … Continued

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Quick Takes: Mid-October Complete Streets Talk Across the Country

This week’s round-up of Complete Streets talk across the country, from the first inklings of policy development in New Hope, Minnesota to an article in Albany, New York’s Times Union on how Complete Streets are part of comprehensive cancer prevention strategy. [Continue Reading “Quick Takes: Mid-October…”]

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Live Stream: How Equitable Transportation Policy Can Reverse Childhood Obesity

This roundtable session is streaming live from 9am to Noon on Thursday, July 15. From PolicyLink: The livestream of Keeping Kids Moving: How Equitable Transportation Policy Can Reverse Childhood Obesity. The event will be streamed live at: http://www.reversechildhoodobesity.org/keepingkidsmoving. You can also visit the site for more information on the roundtable. Featured speakers include: Federal Voices … Continued

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Public health leadership in sustainable community design: Hennepin County, Minn.

During a NACCHO/PolicyLink/Convergence Partnership webinar held earlier this week, Karen Nikolai, Hennepin County (Minn.) Community Design Liaison, discussed the process that has established public health as a valued perspective in county sustainability efforts. (Yesterday, we summarized innovative efforts in San Francisco presented during the same session). As Karen Nikolai explained, public health issues have a … Continued

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Public health leadership in sustainable community design: San Francisco

The design of our built environment has a major influence on public health outcomes ranging from asthma rates to childhood obesity. NACCHO, PolicyLink and the Convergence Partnership hosted a webinar yesterday to help communities translate this evidence into action. Dwayne Marsh, Senior Advisor to the HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, made it clear that public health … Continued

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Six Months of Complete Streets

As July unfolds before us, we look back on the progress of the Complete Streets movement since the year began: We’ve seen incredible progress federally, and we celebrated two new state laws. Eighteen communities have committed to complete streets since January, and we released a Best Practices report on policies and implementation.

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