Submitted on Tue, 2012-10-09 11:55 by Beth Richards
Everyone travels. Whether it is for work, school or play, how we as individuals and as a society travel has impacts that go far beyond the seemingly simple and routine act of going from one place to another. This common trait provides an ideal intervention point for public health practitioners.
Submitted on Wed, 2012-10-03 14:13 by Carol Pulley
We frequently hear about successful programs getting more youth bicycling and walking to school. But behind those programs are one or more dedicated people, often teachers that make it happen. Pat Davidson is one of them.
Submitted on Tue, 2012-10-02 15:03 by Deb Hubsmith
October is such a great time of year.Everywhere I look lately, no matter what city or town I am visiting, I see more children and families walking and bicycling to school, the park, other destinations and just for fun.
Submitted on Mon, 2012-10-01 14:49 by Brooke Driesse
Residents of Centerville, SD, gathered in the warm prairie sunshine on a Saturday in September to celebrate completion of the first phase of a Safe Routes to School project. New sidewalks, curb and gutter, ADA curb ramps and traffic signs now make walking to school safer for school kids of all ages in this rural eastern South Dakota community of 882 people. New Safe Routes to School-funded programs to encourage walking to school are boosting the number of who do just that.
Submitted on Mon, 2012-10-01 14:29 by Brooke Driesse
Mississippi has certainly been busy with Safe Routes to School initiatives. For starters, they have awarded a total of 39 projects representing 31 communities and 87 schools. They have also had four statewide projects. In the most recent cycles, they awarded $2.5 million involving 12 communities, 26 schools and three statewide partners. The most recent awards were announced in September 2012, which brings their total amount awarded to date to $10.9 million.
Submitted on Fri, 2012-09-28 08:30 by Brooke Driesse
October is my favorite time of year. Fall has finally arrived, as well as the state fair in the great state of Texas. One other huge reason I love the month of October is that Wednesday, October 3 is Walk and Bike to School Day.
As we have often discussed, joint use (or shared use) agreements are one of the National Partnership’s three primary policy priorities from our Robert Wood Johnson funding. What is really exciting is how we frequently hear more about how much is going on in our seven network states. Here is a sampling:
Co-authored with Kathy Cooke, network coordinator - One of the most common interests shared by staff at the National Partnership is a love of books. Reading books, belonging to book clubs, haunting book stores when we're not working -- you name it.