Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design

​The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends built environment strategies that combine one or more interventions to improve pedestrian or bicycle transportation systems with one or more land use and environmental design interventions to increase physical activity. Read more... Read more

Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Enhancing Community Resilience by Implementing Health Adaptations

The world’s climate is changing, and will likely include more variable weather events, heat waves, heavy precipitation events, flooding, droughts, more intense storms, and sea level rise. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support implementation of Climate and Health Adaptation Plans, including monitoring and evaluation of interventions, to reduce the negative health impacts of climate change. Applications due June 20. Learn more and apply... Read more

Webinar: The Value of Environmental Health Services, May 5

​The National Environmental Health Partnership Council along with APHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are proud to present The Value of Environmental Health Services webinar. Environmental health interventions fundamentally focus on upstream actions to prevent disease and create healthy, supportive environments downstream. This webinar will give an overview of an economic evaluation of environmental health interventions and the shared value of investing in environmental health. May 5 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST. Register now... Read more

Parks: An Opportunity to Leverage Environmental Health

​This article from the Centers for Disease Control provides questions for parks departments to discuss with the communities they serve. These questions cover topics such as park access for at-risk children, the availability of walking and biking routes between parks and schools, and park signage. Read more... Read more

CDC Report on Assessment Techniques for Monitoring Active Transportation Mode Use

​The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report that assesses the prevalence and mode of Americans’ use of active transportation for their commutes to work. Active transportation prevalence is assessed in various ways by five national surveillance systems.The report discusses the strengths, limitations, and lack of comparability of these techniques and suggests ways practitioners can use them to identify where active transportation programs do or will have the greatest effect. Learn more... Read more