Tag Archives: Healthy Communities

Healthy Places For Healthy People

Join us to hear about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy Places for Healthy People efforts across the U.S.. The webinar will include an overview presentation on the linkages between economic, human and environmental health factors followed by case studies highlighting lessons learned and key takeaways on how to advance programs and partnerships that can lead to healthier community outcomes. Learn more and register... Read more

2017 Community Change Grants

​America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and other sponsors, announce another round of micro grant funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 in stipends for projects creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, November 10. Learn more and apply... Read more

Hazardous to Healthy: Financing Solutions for Recovering Brownfields

Join Council of Development and Financial Agencies (CDFA), our technical partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss the financial strategies that restored hazardous properties for healthy reuse. This webinar is designed for professionals who work directly with brownfield sites as well as economic development finance professionals and communities interested in shaping programs to enhance redevelopment financing opportunities. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities

Inside this report is a set of Healthy Planning Metrics that can be used to assess, measure, monitor, and report progress toward healthy planning goals. Key built environment indicators and policies are identified for five healthy communities domains to promote health and measure health inequities. Read report... Read more

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

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
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