Browse: Healthy Communities

These resources explore healthy community design and strategies for integrating physical activity into our daily lives.

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Webinars

2024 Safe Routes to Parks Colorado Info Session

Wednesday, November 1st, 1pm-2pm MT

Fact Sheets

Power Mapping 101: How Communities Can Make Connections and Improve Park Access

A Community Power Map is a visual tool to help you identify individuals, organizations, or institutions that may influence the outcome of the positive changes to increase park access in your community. This resource was created to guide you in developing your own community power map to build connections and improve park access.

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

Memory Framing Tool for Environmental and Mobility Justice

This tool was developed to support people who are interested in a simple, structured approach to identifying the environmental and mobility-related characteristics of a
place, recording this information, and using this data to inform next steps. This tool was designed to support people who are experts of the place where they live, work,
or play.

Case Studies

Equity and Safety in Portland’s Regional Transportation Plan

Portland has a reputation as being one of the best cities for biking in the country. But while investments over the past several decades have been focused on downtown and affluent close-in neighborhoods, low-income communities and communities of color in the greater Portland region have been historically marginalized and underinvested in.

Model Policies

Model Comprehensive Language on Complete Streets

This Model suggests language for a comprehensive plan's transportation vision statement and policy package, as well as additional language to be used throughout other chapters to encourage the integration of Complete Streets policies in interagency planning for land use, schools, public facilities, parks and recreation, and community health. 

Websites

Healthier Generations

Kohl’s and Healthier Generation are helping families prioritize healthy living and create home environments where everyone can thrive. 

Journal Articles

Family Resources for Staying Active During COVID-19

This document provides some ideas for how to stay active while practicing safe social distancing, including ways to make your walk more fun, Earth Day themed activities, and safe walking and biking educational resources.