Tag Archives: Health

Making Healthy Places: The Role of Social Support & Interaction

A growing body of research is showing how placemaking initiatives—from community gardens to resident-led painting projects—help generate strong social ties and a sense of belonging amongst community members, which has proven to reduce psychological distress, social isolation, and depression. As more and more researchers are recognizing that social health is the foundation for physical health, these findings present exciting opportunities and challenges for urban planners as well as public health advocates and practitioners. Join this Project for Public Spaces webinar... Read more

Community Agency & Health Symposium

​Join the Symposium to understand how fostering community agency is key to the future of health and fundamental to sustainable and equitable communities. Learn from innovators building inclusive partnerships between the health sector and local communities, explore case studies and get practical tips through six breakout sessions. This event is the inaugural symposium of Bridging Health & Community, an organization dedicated to transforming how we approach health so that it goes beyond health care and public health to include fostering... Read more

Community Health Check-Up: How to Use the 2017 County Health Rankings to Improve Community Health and Wellbeing

​The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors in counties across the country. Join our webinar to learn about how to use the Rankings to improve the culture of health in your county! Experts at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute will answer key questions that counties ask about the Rankings, and a county leader will discuss how that county used the Rankings to improve health and well-being. Register now... Read more

Designing for Inclusive Health

​America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are kicking off their new micro-grant program with this webinar. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. Register now... Read more

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans

​Most Americans say they want to age in place in their own communities, but their health and ability to remain independent is shaped in part by their neighborhoods. Research finds that the social, economic, demographic, and physical characteristics of communities may influence older residents’ health and well-being. Learn more... Read more

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders: Parks, Community Health, and the Arts

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This EPA webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register... Read more

Freeways Without Futures 2017

In Freeways Without Futures 2017, the Congress for the New Urbanism identifies the ten worst urban highways in America, each of which could be removed to fight pollution, ease traffic, and improve walkability and health. Additionally, for the first time, this report chronicles graduated highway campaigns that are successfully moving forward with removal. Learn more... Read more
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