Tag Archives: Healthy Communities

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

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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

The Secret to a Happy, Healthy City? Places for People to Protest

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What makes a city great? More and more research says that open public spaces and streets are a key to making a city great. These are where people gather naturally, to socialize and, in a politicized time, to protest. And those two functions make public space the key to the economic and social health of cities. Read more... Read more

The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

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What’s the connection between public health and Complete Streets? And how can professionals in public health and transportation work together to create streets that are safe and convenient for a variety of active transportation choices? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and guests Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association for this event to discuss all these questions and more. Register now... Read more

Special Briefing: National Quality Forum’s The Action Guide

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America Walks in partnership with National Quality Forum will share The Action Guide, an important resource for coming together to create healthy communities. The Action Guide is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health by addressing 10 interrelated elements for success and using the related resources as needed. Attendees will learn about the Action Guide from the experts who created it and how it can be used in their own work from real-life examples. Register... Read more

The Key To Healthier Living In North Texas Might Be Better Urban Planning

Klyde Warren Park's accessibility via multiple modes of transporation and heavy programming make the urban park an active space. (Kan_Khampanya / Shutterstock)
When it comes to combating health problems like obesity or diabetes, most people think it’s the responsibility of doctors and nutritionists. But urban planners, architects and engineers play a role as well. The way a city or a building is planned can encourage people to walk more and be healthier in their everyday lives. Read more... Read more

The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking

NYC Playground (Seth Sherman / The Trust for Public Land)
This new report from the Project for Public Spaces offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and numerous case studies to which health institutions, community organizations, and others can refer in order to create and support healthy placemaking initiatives. This study focuses on five key areas: Social Support & Interaction; Play & Active Recreation; Green & Natural Environments; Healthy Food; and Walking & Biking. Read report... Read more

EPA Webinar: Local Foods, Local Places; Cool & Connected; Healthy Places for Healthy People: Program Overviews and Application Questions

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In this webinar, Melissa Kramer, Ed Fendley, and Stephanie Bertaina from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities will provide brief presentations on three planning assistance programs open for applications: Local Foods, Local Places; Cool & Connected; and Healthy Places for Healthy People. Part of the webinar will be dedicated to a question-and-answer session where potential applicants can ask questions about the programs and the application process. Register now... Read more
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